offered by independent organizations
These scholarships are provided by organizations outside of North Central State College. Please contact these organizations directly to apply for a scholarship.
Ashland County Community Foundation
Altrusa Club of Ashland Scholarship ( Ashland County Student only)
Ashland County North Central State College Scholarship (Ashland County Student only)
Simmons-Olson, Mark Hightower Nursing Scholarship (nursing student entering their final year at NCSC or AU)
Ashland County Foundation 419-281-4733
Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
North Central State College is a participant in the Choose Ohio Scholarship Program. This scholarship program is part of the state's strategic effort to significantly strengthen Ohio's position in world markets such as aerospace, medicine, computer technology and alternative energy. TheChoose Ohio First Scholarship Program awards Ohio colleges, universities and their business partners that have developed innovative academic programs to recruit and retain more Ohio students into STEMM fields. The funding that they receive is used to offer scholarships for those programs to current and potential students. To date, Choose Ohio First scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students in 28 programs involving 41 Ohio public and private institutions.
Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,000 per student, per academic year. The scholarships have leveraged more than $32 million in matching funds from Ohio colleges and universities, and their business partners. The Choose Ohio First scholarship is an investment from the state and is an annual scholarship with renewals contingent upon the appropriation of future General Assemblies.
For more information, contact the Office at 419-755-4700 for the VCMT and CISS program, or 419-755-4805 for the BIOS program.
Cleveland Scholarship Programs
Eligibility: Residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Summit, Portage, Medina, Lorain, Ashtabula, or Trumble County
Application: Application form is available from the CSP web site at www.cspohio.org
Cleveland Scholarship Programs, Inc.
200 Public Square, Suite 3820
Cleveland, OH 44114
Richland County Foundation Scholarship
The Foundation has a long history of making grants for college scholarships. There are more than 50 scholarship funds that support the undergraduate grant program. In addition, scholarships are awarded from Richland County Foundation Unrestricted Funds, as directed each year by the Board of Trustees.
Richland County Foundation’s undergraduate college scholarships are based on financial need. Students must be attending an accredited college or university on a full-time basis and maintain primary residency in Richland County, Ohio. New applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to apply. Returning students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.
The application deadline is April 1 of each calendar year
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® OHIO
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® OHIO is a compensation and retention program for child care professionals. Active in 23 states, T.E.A.C.H is designed to address education, compensation and turnover issues that affect the early childhood field. Assistance is available for the cost of tuition, books, and related education expenses. Please follow the link for a video about T.E.A.C.H. (“Who's at School Today?”)
Professionals and programs participate in T.E.A.C.H. OHIO by partnering in the professional's goal, fiscal responsibility, and retention. The Program commits to provide higher pay each year to their employees that earn credentials or college credit toward early childhood education degrees. Professionals commit to stay working at their programs while in school and for a period of time afterward.
Scholarships are available for early childhood professionals who want to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, Associate degree in early childhood education or child development. Bachelor Degree opportunities are available on a very limited basis by region of the state and number offered
The Amish Decendants Scholarship Fund
The Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund (ADSF) was founded by a small group of former Amish with big dreams — to help other former Amish realize their dreams of earning a college education. Because the Amish only study to the eighth grade, it is challenging for those who leave the community to pursue a higher education. We hope to offer a helping hand by providing financial assistance and support. For more information about ADSF and how to apply, please visit our website: Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund.
The National Center for Parents
with Disabilities and their Families
Award: Five $1000 awards (nationally competitive)
Eligibility: Must be 21 years of age (as of 3‑16‑09) or younger and have at least one parent with a disability. Selection criteria includes academic performance, community activities and service, letters of recommendation and an essay.
2014 Samaritan Regional Health System Scholastics Awards
Scholastic Awards available through Samaritan Hospital Foundation for Ashland County residents (or employees of SRHS and their family members) studying in the medical field. It is a two page application (front page is the application, back page contains qualifying criteria information).
Completed applications are due by April 25th:
Samaritan Hospital Foundation
663 East Main Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805
Contact Mona Campbell at Samaritan Hospital Foundation, 419-207-7861, with questions
Application available in NCSC Financial Aid Office and Students may also copy the application off of SRHS’s website (www.samaritanhospital.org).
Mansfield Noon Optimist Club Scholarship
The Mansfield Noon Optimist is proud to announce the availability of four (4) $500 College Scholarships to Richland County residents.
The Scholarship Criteria is as follows:
1. Have a permanent home address in Richland County
2. Be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program
3. Provide two character reference letters
6. Have a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA)
7. Scholarship grant dollars will be sent directly to the college or university prior to start of fall semester
8. If finalist, student may be required to meet with scholarship committee for a personal interview
Scholarship application available at the NCSC Financial Aid Office and here
Due: June 16, 2014
Ron Brown Scholarship
Focus: Minorities, youth, low-income, higher education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: High school
seniors (the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card); Funding: Each year, a minimum of 10 African-American students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000;
Deadline: Nov. 1.
Purpose: The program identifies African-American high school seniors with the ability to make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Current college students are not eligible to apply.
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