Skip to Content


Clark State Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic performance, or a specific program of study to both full-time and part-time students. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Clark State awards hundreds of scholarships each year. Over $500,000 is available to new and returning students; scholarship amounts range from $500 - $5,000.

We make the application process easy! Once you submit the general application you will be automatically matched to the scholarships you qualify for! You only need to submit one application per application period.


Scholarship Application Deadlines

Summer Semester available: March 1 - March 31
Fall Semester available: May 1 – June 15
Spring Semester available: October 1 - October 30

Clark State Foundation Scholarships

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. 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.

Clark State High School Scholarships

College Credit PLUS Scholarship
  • Applications are accepted May 1 - June 15 for Fall semester. Scholarships will be awarded based on available funds. Apply online.
  • Students must have completed at least 30 credit hours in College Credit PLUS courses at Clark State with a 3.00 GPA at the completion of high school and must maintain a 3.0 GPA while at Clark State. This scholarship covers tuition and general fees of $1,500 each semester, up to two semesters ($3,000 maximum).
Tech Prep Scholarship
  • Student must complete a career tech program in high school with a 2.25 GPA; must maintain 2.25 GPA while enrolled at Clark State.
  • $3,000 awarded for 12+ credit hours ($1,500 per year for two years) or $2,400 awarded for 8-11 credit hours ($1,200 per year for two years).
  • Scholarship pays for tuition and fees. Scholarship is non-refundable.
  • Students attending a CTC or high school do not need to apply for the Tech Prep Scholarship. Their eligibility will be determined by their school.
  • Once notified of eligibility, students need to apply to Clark State College.
  • Once notified of eligibility, students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. Other financial aid must be used prior to using the Tech Prep Scholarship.
  • Questions about our Tech Prep scholarship? Contact Rosie Matthies our Coordinator of Tech Prep at

SNAP E&T Assistance

Sometimes life can throw you a curve ball that makes graduation seem like an impossible dream. SNAP E&T Assistance is available to help eligible students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future. 

Choose Ohio First Scholarship

At Clark State, we take part in the Choose Ohio First program to bolster support for the next generation of Ohio STEM scholars and industry leaders. We’re proud to award scholarships to students desiring a certificate, associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or graduate degree in eligible STEM and STEM education fields! 

The Choose Ohio First scholarships are competitive, varying in amounts starting at $1,500 to $5,200 annually.

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.

H-1B Grant

This grant provides participants with the opportunity to gain credentials, micro-credentials and degrees that lead to new careers and employee promotions in Advanced Manufacturing (Industry 4.0). We have created condensed, customized training options that addresses the education and training needs of individuals with the primary purpose of helping these trained individuals achieve employment opportunities with manufacturing organizations or promotions within the organizations they are currently employed.

This grant will provide participants with the opportunity to achieve educational degrees and nationally recognized technical credentials in the general areas of Electronics, Industrial Electrical Applications, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Photonics (Lasers), CNC, CAD, Welding, Additive Manufacturing, Process Control, cybersecurity and Manufacturing Technology. Students have the opportunity to receive reimbursement upon completion of Advanced Manufacturing certifications.

Participants under this grant will be working with a Career Navigator and can potentially participate in internships, apprenticeships and other work-based learning opportunities. Participants will have access to state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and technologies that will prepare them for high paying on-demand manufacturing positions.

Grant Personnel:
Darryl Grayson,Grant Manager: 937.328.6465  |
Randy Scott,Career Navigator: 937.328.3889  |

Questions? We're here to help!

Clark State Foundation