Scholarships

More than $250,000 in scholarships are 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.

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Foundation Scholarships
AFCEA Dayton-Wright Chapter Scholarship
B.R. and R.R. Chadha Memorial Scholarship
Community Commitment Scholarship
Consolidated Insurance Scholarship
Barbara A. Davis Scholarship
Bob Dudley Memorial Scholarship
Linda Egger Scholarship
R. Newell Elder Agriculture Scholarship
Dr. Warren G. Elliott Scholarship
Faculty Scholarship
Ann Field Scholarship
Gordon and Mary Flax Scholarship
Ailsa C. Fout Memorial Scholarship
Kay Frazier Court Reporting Scholarship
Frontiers' Scholarship
Gerald R. Furay Scholarship
Maxine Harris Scholarship
Kathryn H. Hickes Scholarship
Florence E. Hilbert Scholarship
Kathleen Jackson Scholarship
Sara T. Landess Scholarship
Alice E. McKinley Scholarship
Mildred Hartman Miller Scholarship
Harry and Margaret Moore Foundation Scholarship
Ilean Moore Scholarship
Dwight and Marguerite Morris Accounting Scholarship
Pavlatos Family Scholarship
Pilot Club of Springfield Scholarship
PNC/National City Business Scholarship
Dan Pond Memorial Scholarship
President’s Scholarship
Paul and Nancy Robe Scholarship
Rotary Club of Springfield Scholarship
Dr. Shirley K. Schneider Scholarship
Hilda Seaman Scholarship
Speedway SuperAmerica LLC Scholarship
Jennifer Lou Spencer Memorial Scholarship
Springfield News-Sun Scholarship
Union Club Scholarship
Arthur B. Wall Memorial Scholarship
Peggy Wenrick Scholarship
Dr. Richard L. and Suzannah Brubaker Wunderlich Scholarship
Monte Zinn Scholarship

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 Armory.

Clark State Foundation

It is the Clark State Foundation's vision that no one will be denied an education because of financial need.

Ohio ranks 41st in the United States in its support to higher education. As a result, Ohio's tuition ranks the 9th highest in the country. Not surprisingly, Ohio's college attendance rates are low, and within our own community, less than 15 percent of adults have completed college.

Although Clark State's tuition for a full-time student is still approximately $3,500 a year, that figure puts college out of reach for many. Most of Clark State's students are in their mid-twenties to mid-forties, juggling jobs and families, and therefore facing many personal and financial challenges in trying to acquire an education.

Foundation scholarships help remove the financial barriers allowing students to earn the education that will provide a better life for themselves and their children.

Donors of restricted or endowed scholarships can establish special criteria to be used in selecting the recipients, such as county of residence, program major, grade point average, financial need, etc. The Foundation also appreciates unrestricted gifts which fund the Foundation Community Commitment scholarships. The Scholarship Committee will determine the scholarship(s) for which an applicant is eligible.

Each year, the Clark State Foundation raises funds to help students attend college. Visit the Clark State Foundation web site to learn more.


Financial Aid Office
Rhodes Hall
937-328-6034
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Greene Center
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