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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. The Clark State Foundation works closely with local businesses and generous donors that provide more than $300,000 in scholarships to new and returning Clark State students annually.

Foundation Scholarship Application Deadlines

Summer Semester available: April 15 - April 30
Fall/Spring Semester available: June 1 - July 15
Spring Semester available: October 1 - October 30

Clark State Foundation Scholarships

There are more than 50 scholarships offered through the Clark State Foundation. Scholarships may be awarded for Summer, Fall and/or Spring semesters. Students need to complete just one application online via AcademicWorks.

AcademicWorks Scholarship Application

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. 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. Trustee Scholars must maintain a 3.30 GPA and they must participate in the Honors Program.

For additional information, contact the Admissions Office about the Trustee Scholarship program at 937.328.6028.

College Credit Plus Scholarship
All College Credit Plus (CCP) students who have completed 30 credit hours with Clark State upon high school graduation, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, could qualify to receive a $3,000 tuition scholarship to complete their associate degree. If a student qualifies for state or federal grant awards, those funds will be used first to pay for tuition and fees. College Credit Plus Scholarship funds cannot be used for fees or books. To apply, please follow the application deadlines listed above for the Clark State Foundation Scholarships and apply via AcademicWorks.

Dayton STEM-Workforce Scholarship
The Dayton STEM-Workforce Scholarship is awarded to eligible students pursuing an associate degree in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math or medicine) discipline areas below. Students must have successfully completed 15 credit hours with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The scholarship is awarded annually in the amount of $1,500.

  • Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Dayton STEM-Workforce "Angel" Program: All applicants whose STEM major and work goals align with the staffing requirements of the Dayton STEM-Workforce Program's many business partners in the Dayton region can be connected for shadowing and internship opportunities and employment interviews upon graduation.

Ohio War Orphans
The Ohio War Orphans Board awards scholarships to the children of disabled or deceased war veterans. For 2019/2020, the scholarship will cover 100 percent of eligible instructional and general fees at public institutions in Ohio or partial instructional and general fees at a private institution in Ohio. Students must attend full-time, and prior recipients must maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average.

For additional information, contact the Ohio War Orphans Board of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund
The Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial fund provides tuition assistance to the children and spouses of fire fighters, peace officers and certain other public safety officers who are killed in the line-of-duty, anywhere in the United States. Recipients must be Ohio residents and can be enrolled either for full-time or part-time study at any participating Ohio college or university. For 2018/2019, the Fund will provide benefits which cover 100% of instructional and general fees at public colleges and universities.

For additional information, contact the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

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 fees. Further information may be obtained by contacting the local Ohio National Guard.

External Scholarships
There are many local agencies, civic groups and community foundations that sponsor and award college scholarship funds. These scholarships may be awarded for academic merit, special interests or career interests. You can also search websites for scholarship opportunities.

Dreamkeepers Emergency Fund
Sometimes life can throw you a curve ball that makes graduation seem like an impossible dream. The Dreamkeepers Emergency Fund provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. This 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. Note: Applications are not accepted between academic terms.

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