Scholarships and Grants
The College provides qualified North Central State College students with academic, financial need, and general scholarships for college-related expenses. There are scholarships available for new and current students as well as full-time and part-time students.
Financial need is a specific qualifier for some scholarships. For an applicant to be considered for a scholarship based on financial need, he or she must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). FAFSAs are submitted online at www.fafsa.gov. North Central State College's federal school code is 005313 (this needs to be entered on the FAFSA application). Contact the College's Financial Aid Office with questions about FAFSA.
John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
For the 2015-2016 award year, legislative changes were implemented to help identify applicants who are or were in the foster care system. These applicants may be eligible for assistance through federal programs for foster youth, such as the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program.
New application processing edits generate FAFSA SAR comment codes 165 and 166. This comment text informs any applicant identified as a foster youth or someone who was in the foster care system that he or she may be eligible for assistance through federal programs for foster youth. More info can be found here and where the applicant can find contact information for his or her state ETV coordinator.
Non-FAFSA on the Web filers who respond Yes to Question 53 on the FAFSA, (At any time since you turned age 13, were both your parents deceased, were you in foster care or were you a dependent or ward of the court?) receive comment code 165
This paperwork is submitted each term to the NCSC Cashier's Office
Most grants are awarded by the Financial Aid Office. The first step towards receiving a grant is completing the financial aid application process.
The feds say no aid for non-essential courses.
The U.S. Department of Education is tightening rules for financial aid eligibility. For courses to count for financial aid purposes, they must now be required courses listed on your degree audit.
Students can no longer take courses just to increase the amount of their financial aid. The College’s computer system “knows” what courses are required for your major, and will base the amount of your financial aid only on those. You may be enrolled in nine credit hours, but if a three-credit hour course is not required for your degree, the computer will calculate your aid on only six hours.
If you have any questions as to what classes are required for your major, it is imperative that you consult with your faculty advisor or a success coach in the Student Success Center.
Federal Pell Grant
Up to $5815 (for the 2016-2017 year) per year based on degree of need and number of credit hours enrolled
12 or more credit hours is full time
Foundation Ambassador Grant
Awarded to eligible student ambassadors of the College (administered by the College Admissions Office)
Foundation Cardwell-Neer College NOW Grant
For College NOW student graduating with associate degree and transitioning to four-year university (no application is needed; award winner is selected by College NOW Program advisers)
Foundation Tom Carter Memorial Educational Aid Fund
Provides grants for students with financial emergency need (administered by the College Financial Aid Office)
Foundation S.N. and Ada Ford Emergency Aid Fund
Provides grants for students with financial emergency need (administered by Financial Aid Office)
Foundation Necessities Loan Fund
Loan provides for books, uniforms, fees, etc., to students in at least their third College quarter with at least a 2.25 GPA who receive little or no financial aid; loan is forgiven if student graduates from North Central State within four years of first Necessities Fund loan (administered by the College Financial Aid Office)
Establishing a Scholarship Fund with the College Foundation
The College Foundation encourages the establishment of endowed scholarships, as they are lasting tributes to individuals, organizations, communities, and companies, and provide an opportunity to provide perpetual support for students of North Central State College.
When an endowment scholarship fund is established, the gift is invested in perpetuity, and only the income (generally, interest earnings) from the fund’s principal is available for distribution annually. Endowments may be established with a minimum gift of $10,000, though the greater the investment, the more scholarships that can be awarded.
Annual scholarships are established as a short term gift, often renewable. When a donor establishes an annual scholarship, the entire gift is awarded to a student or students during the current or next academic year. The annual scholarship minimum is $500.
To establish a scholarship fund to benefit North Central State College students, please call the College Foundation’s executive director at 419-755-4753.
This is a listing of funds awarded by the College Foundation. Fill out the scholarship application for a chance to receive a distribution from one of these funds.
- Alumni Association Scholarship+
- Alumni Legacy Scholarship
- Ambassador Award
- Ashland Samaritan Hospital Foundation Scholarship
- Bertha Fenner Searle Registered Nursing (ADN) Scholarship+
- Burton Preston Scholarship+
- Cardwell-Neer College NOW Award+
- College Tech Prep Scholarship
- Debi Sheaffer Memorial Scholarship+
- Donald L. Plotts Scholarship
- Dr. George Searle Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Scholarship+
- Emerson/Therm-O-Disc Scholarship+
- Entrepreneur Scholarship+
- Faculty Scholarship+
- Fran and Warren Rupp Foundation Nursing Scholarship+
- Galion Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Scholarship+
- Gorman Fund Scholarship
- Gorman-Rupp (Corporate) Scholarship+
- Gorman-Rupp Memorial and Civic Fund Scholarship+
- Haring Realty Inc. Scholarship+
- Harry Cobey Foundation Scholarship+
- Kroger Scholarship+
- Mansfield University Fund Ambassador Scholarship of the Richland County Foundation
- McDonald's Scholarship
- Necessities Loan Fund+ **
- Orange & Blue Twenty-First Century Scholarship+
- Phillips Equipment Leasing Co., Inc., Scholarship+
- Physical Therapy Assistant's Scholarship+
- Presidents' Emeritus Scholarship+
- Rable Machine Company Scholarship
- Radiology Associates Scholarship
- Ralph Phillips E Troop Scholarship
- Robert L. Garber Radiography Scholarship +
- Robert Stimpert Regional Manufacturing Coalition Scholarship+
- Roy and Nancy Brown Respiratory Care Scholarship+
- Russell and Mary Gimbel Foundation Scholarship
- Ryan Bennett Memorial Scholarship+
- S.N. and Ada Ford Emergency Aid Fund+
- Samo Jenko Memorial Scholarship+
- Sharon Manring Gubkin Memorial Scholarship+
- Terry Coleman Memorial Scholarship+
- Tom Carter Memorial Education Aid Fund+ *
- United Bank Scholarship
- Urban Center Scholarship (MIMA)
- Vetter Impact Award+
- Welsh News Scholarship+
- William and Kit Cress Memorial Scholarship+
+ Endowed funds
* Student emergency aid funds
** Student loan fund; loan does not have to be repaid if eligible student graduates within four years of accepting the first loan from this fund.
Not listed is the Gimbel Health Chair endowment fund, which supports healthcare faculty professional development and healthcare student tutoring. The Gimbel Health Chair endowment is not a student scholarship or loan fund.