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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.

Many scholarships awarded by the Financial Aid office are funded by donations to the North Central State College Foundation. The current application period has passed for the 2017/2018 school year.  Once the 2018/2019 application is available, the link will be placed online.  For a complete list of scholarships available from the foundation and information about creating a scholarship fund, see Foundation Scholarships.


Reminder!  To be eligible for the Tuition Freedom Scholarship, you must take action (submitting a FAFSA and other requested documentation, etc.) to have your eligibility for federal student aid determined each year by dates posted on the College Web site.  For 2018/2019, submission deadlines are:

FAFSA Application deadline is July 5, 2018.

Submit any information requested from financial aid by July 19, 2018.

John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program


For the 2016/2017 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.

Independent Living Coordinator/ETV Program
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Office of Families and Children
Toll-Free: (855) 471-1931
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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.


Crawford County Ohio Scholarships

The CF4CC currently offers twenty-three different scholarships for students who are currently students at one of the six Crawford County Schools or have graduated from said schools.

Please head over here for more information on the scholarship opportunities for Crawford County residents


2017-18 AAUW North Central State College

This award is given to a non-traditional, returning female student who is at least 21 years of age and considered independent or will be 24 by December 31, 2017. She must reside in Richland County. The student must have completed at least 3 semesters of classes and have a 3.0 GPA. Any major is accepted. Student does not have to be full-time.

Deadline to apply is November 20, 2017

Print application here

Send completed applications to:

American Association of University Women
North Central State College Scholarship
% 2045 Farmbrook Drive
Mansfield, Ohio 44904

The Mansfield Noon Optimist is proud to announce the availability of $1000 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
  4. Have a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  5. Scholarship grant dollars will be sent directly to the college or university prior to start of fall semester
  6. If finalist, student may be required to meet with scholarship committee for a personal interview

    Application is available here.   Deadline:  March 19, 2018


The Amish Descendants 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.

Ohio Society Daughters of American Revolution - Wings of Eagles Scholarship

Application can be found here
Deadline to appliy:  02/10/2018

Jared Mansfield Chapter  Daughters of American Revolution Scholarship

Application can be found here
Deadline to appliy:  04/15/2018

May Chapter No 62 Order of the Eastern Star, PHA  Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is available to students who are residents of Richland County and graduated from a Richland County high school.

Deadline for Fall Scholarship:   June 30, 2018 and awarded to a student who has already successfully completed at least one year of college and currently enrolled as a continuing student.

Deadline for Spring Scholarship:  January 30, 2018 and awarded to a 2018 high school graduate

Scholarship Application is available here




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 $5920 (for the 2017-2018 year) per year based on degree of need and number of credit hours enrolled

12 or more credit hours is full time
9-11 hours is 3/4 time
6-8 hours is 1/2 time
1-5 hours is 1/4 time


Foundation Ambassador Grant

Awarded to eligible student ambassadors of the College (administered by the College Admissions Office)


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)

Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships/Awards CRITERIA
Alumni Association Scholarship Student must be graduating high school and enroll full-time in any associate degree program at North Central State College.  Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher in high school.  Applicant must prove financial need.
Ryan J. Bennett Memorial Scholarship Must be enrolled in a degree discipline with Entrepreneurial emphasis or can be a part of a cohort group or an individual enrolled in an Entrepreneurial certificate program.
Roy G. & Nancy Y. Brown Respiratory Care Scholarship Must be a full-time NCSC student; must be currently enrolled; must have and retain a GPA of at least 2.5
Cardwell-Neer CollegeNOW Award  
Citizens Bank Scholarship  
Harry Cobey Foundation Scholarship Need based.
Terry Coleman Memorial Scholarship Continuing student; enrolled in the Business, Liberal Arts, or Education programs at NCSC
William and Kit Cress Memorial Scholarship  
Emerson/Therm-O-Disc Scholarship Continuing student; enrolled part-time or full-time; 3.0 GPA; Engineering or Business Program.
Entrepreneur Scholarship  
Faculty Scholarship Part-time student; 3.0 GPA; after one semester on a career path; receives little or no financial aid.
Galion Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #71 Scholarship New or current student enrolled in general law enforcement courses/training and/or the Criminal Justice program; part-time or full-time; dependent or independent; minimum high school or college GPA of 2.5.  First consideration for the scholarship is made to Galion FOP Lodge #71 members. Second consideration is made to Galion Police Department non-administrative employees. Third consideration is made to any Galion students, and fourth consideration is made by any Pioneer Career Center students.
Robert L. Garber Radiography Scholarship RAD student; entering 3rd semester of RAD sequence; 3.0 GPA
Russell and Mary Gimbel Foundation Scholarship NCSC student enrolled in a Health Services program.
Gorman Fund Scholarship  
Gorman Rupp Civic Fund Scholarship  
Gorman Rupp Scholarship Full-time; completed at least one semester at NCSC; 2.0 GPA
Sharon Manring-Gubkin Memorial Scholarship Preferably a graduate from Northmore High School; 2.5 GPA
Haring Realty, Inc. Scholarship Completed at least one semester at NCSC; full-time; 3.0 GPA
Samo O. Jenko Memorial Fund Students entering or continuing in any Engineering, Physics, or related discipline; 2.25 GPA either high school or previous college experience.
Kroger Scholarship Kroger employee; 2.5 GPA
Mansfield University Fund  
Phil Martin Speech Scholarship  
MIMA (Mansfield Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance) Urban Center Scholarship Student working to improve themselves academically and personally; financial need; under-served or under-represented population; enrolled at Urban Center with a minimum of 8 credit hours; 2.5 GPA
Ralph Phillips E Troop Scholarship  
Phillips Equipment Leasing Co., Inc.  Scholarship Company employee.
Physical Therapy Assistant Scholarship Second year in PTA program at NCSC; 2.67 GPA
Don Plotts Scholarship  
Presidents' Emeritus Scholarship  
Burton Preston Scholarship Enrolled with 36 or more credit hours earned at NCSC; 2.5 GPA; financial need.
Rable Machine Company Scholarship  
Radiology Associates Scholarship  
Fran and Warren Rupp Foundation Nursing Scholarship A D N:  Second year; Associate Degree Nursing student; applying during or after third quarter in program; 2.5 GPA.  PN:  Applying during or after third quarter in program; 2.5 GPA.  PN:  Considered during third quarter in program - apply during the second semester - consider second semester.
Bertha Fenner Searle RN Scholarship Must be full-time NCSC student entering the registered nursing discipline; 3.0 GPA from high school or previous college experience; must be from Plymouth, OH or rural Huron or Richland Counties; must maintain a 3.0 GPA for annual renewal.
Dr. George Searle Physical Therapy Assistant Scholarship NCSC student entering the Physical Therapy Assistant program; 3.0 GPA from high school or previous college experience; must be from Plymouth, OH or from rural Huron or Richland counties; must maintain a 3.0 GPA for annual renewal.
Debi Sheaffer Memorial Scholarship Enrolled in Digital Media Program.
Robert Stimpert Regional Manufacturing Coalition Scholarship New student with high school GPA of 2.75; or continuing student with at least 36 credit hours on a career path pursuing a manufacturing related major and 2.75 GPA.
Tuition Freedom Scholarship  
United Bank Scholarship (TERM SCHOLARSHIP) $2,000 annual scholarship limited to Crawford County residents; used for courses taken ONLY at the Crawford Success Center; must be in good academic standing; cannot be used for current CCP students; can be used for anything associated with taking a class including but not limited to tuition, fees, books, etc.; full annual amount is to be awarded to one recipient; nominee should be willing to have his/her name and career center used for press release purposes; scholarship is awarded above and beyond all other financial aid/benefit.
Vetter Impact Award Current student; student who has made an impact on the NCSC campus through leadership, commitment to their studies, service to the campus as well as community and exhibits potential to have a significant positive impact after graduation.
Welsh News Scholarship Enrolled with 36 or more credit hours earned at NCSC; 2.5 GPA



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