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More than $250,000 in scholarships is awarded annually to new and returning Clark State students. These scholarships are awarded for financial need, academic performance or a specific program of study to both full-time and part-time students. Scholarships generally open each January for the upcoming year. Students may call 328-3882 with questions related to the scholarships listed below.

Foundation Scholarships
There are currently more than 50 different scholarships offered through the Clark State Foundation. Students need to complete just one application – the Foundation Scholarship Committee will review each application and determine which scholarship the student is eligible to receive. The deadline for fall scholarship awards is the last Friday in March. The deadline for spring awards is the last Friday in September.

Contact the Foundation Office at 937.328.3882 to request an application by mail.

Trustee Scholarship
The Clark State Board of Trustees offers up to 15 Trustee Scholarships, or the equivalent, each academic year. The purpose of this scholarship program is to attract the most academically talented Ohio high school seniors to Clark State Community College. This scholarship covers tuition (instructional, general and technology fees) for 30 credit hours per year for a total of 60 credit hours over two years. Eligibility requirements are included in the scholarship application below. For additional information, contact the Admissions Office about the Trustee Scholarship program at 937.328.6028.

Dreamkeepers Emergency Financial Assistance Program
Sometimes life can throw you a curve ball that makes graduation seem like an impossible dream. The Dreamkeepers program provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. Dreamkeepers assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future. Applications are normally processed within 24 hours of submission.

Choose Ohio First Scholarship
Are you thinking about going to college and want to major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine? You may be eligible for a Choose Ohio First Scholarship - a multi-year renewable scholarship that varies from $1,500 to $4,700 annually (amount based on a student’s full-time or part-time status).

Ohio War Orphans
The Ohio War Orphans Board awards scholarships to the children of disabled or deceased war veterans. The scholarship will cover 80 percent of eligible instructional and general fees at public institutions in Ohio or partial instructional and general fees at a private institution in Ohio. For additional information, contact the Ohio War Orphans Board of the Ohio Board of Regents.

Ohio Academic Scholarship
The Ohio Board of Regents awards 1,000 four-year scholarships for $2,205 each to each high school graduates based on their high academic records and ACT test. At least one scholarship is awarded to the students with the highest score in each high school. Students should apply for the scholarship through their high school counselor.

Ohio National Guard
The Ohio National Guard will pay in-state institutional and general fees of its members who are enrolled at Ohio public institutions as at least part-time undergraduates. Please note that for students at Clark State, the Ohio National Guard does not pay the out-of-state. Further information may be obtained by contacting the local Ohio National Guard.

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