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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. For a complete list of scholarships available from the foundation and information about creating a scholarship fund, see Foundation Scholarships.


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.

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


May Chapter NO 62-Order of Easter Star, PHA Scholarship

Award: $500.00

Criteria: Resident of Richland County, High School Graduate from Richland County

-Academic Performance

-Community Service

-Personal Essay

-Financial Need

-Extenuating Circumstances


Deadline: Spring Deadline April 15, 2017

                  Fall Deadline September 15, 2017

Applications available in the Financial Aid Office




Avita Allied Health Scholarship

  1. The candidate must be one of the following:
  • a graduating senior from a high school located within Crawford, Richland or Morrow Counties;
  • a student enrolled in a post-secondary institution whose permanent address is within Crawford or Richland County;
  • a child of an active employee of Avita Health System, who is a graduating high school senior or enrolled in a post-secondary institution (regardless of address).
  1. The candidate must be currently enrolled or accepted for attendance at an accredited vocational school, community college, or baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
  2. The candidate must be seeking a degree toward licensure or certification within the Allied Health field with special consideration given in the areas of Exercise Science/Physiology, Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Athletic Training, Sport’s Nutrition.


  1. Five scholarships will be awarded as follows:
  • One - $1500 scholarship
  • Two - $1000 scholarships
  • Two- $750 scholarships
  1. The scholarship must be used by December 31, 2017.
  2. The scholarships will be paid directly to the institution on behalf of the student.

Deadline: Applications must be received by April 10, 2017

Applications available here or in the Financial Aid Office


Nordson BUILDS Scholarship

Are you Majoring in: Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, or Software), Engineering Technology, Information Technology, Machining, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Management, Information Technology, or an engineering-related STEM discipline leading to a career in industry?

Are you Interested in a career in the manufacturing industry and corporate America?

 Are you a high school senior in good academic standing or attending an accredited public or private not-for-profit postsecondary institution (At least 3.0 cumulative GPA bachelor’s degree seeking, at least 2.7 cumulative GPA for associates degree and certificate seeking students)?

Are you attending college or living near a Nordson facility?

If yes, you are eligible to apply for a Nordson BUILDS Scholarship.  Head on over here for the application.

Deadline is  May 15, 2017


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) credentialAssociate 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


Apply here


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.


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.


Contact: 800‑644‑266


Jared Mansfield Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

The $300 Jared Mansfield Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution local scholarship is open to all students who will be attending OSU-Mansfield, NCSC, or the Dwight Schar College of Nursing, Mansfield.


Deadline: April 15, 2017

Application:  Available in North Central State College Financial Aid Office

Deadline: Nov. 15th.

Application:  Available in North Central State College Financial Aid Office

2017 University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center and Samaritan Hospital Foundation Scholastic Awards

Scholastic Awards available to residents of Ashland County or University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center employees enrolled in or accepted to accredited programs:

  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Allied Medical Studies

Applications for the scholarships can be found here.

All completed applications should be accompanied with appropriate grade transcripts and returned by April 21, 2017 to:

Samaritan Hospital Foundation
Scholastic Awards
663 East Main Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Winners will be notified in May/June. Contact Mona Campbell at Samaritan Hospital Foundation, 419-207-7861, with questions.


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
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)



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