Scholarships & Application Information

Scholarships are a form of aid that assists students with paying for their education. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Generally, scholarships are awarded to students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent. Scholarships may be set up to support a specific type of work like community service or support an under-represented group of students.

Sinclair offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarships are available to recent high school graduates, new students, current students and returning students. Sinclair students also receive a wide variety of scholarships from external donors and outside resources.

Sinclair's Online Scholarship System application dates for 2016-2017 are:

  • Fall Semester: June 1–30
  • Spring Semester: November 1–30
  • Summer Semester: March 1–30

Interested applications should complete a 2016-2017 FAFSA and have a admissions application on file with the institution.

Choose Ohio First Scholarship-For STEMM Students

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is part of the state's strategic effort to significantly strengthen Ohio's position on world markets such as aerospace, medicine, computer technology and alternative energy. Selected colleges and universities are awarded funding to offer scholarships to students enrolled in STEMM fields. Sinclair offers over 125 programs of student covered by the scholarships in the STEMM fields. The scholarship funds are intended to defray tuition, books and fees. Currently the application period is CLOSED. Please check back in July for updates on scholarship availability for the 2016-2017 school year.

High School Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to current high school seniors who will be graduating in winter/spring and plan on enrolling in Sinclair in the subsequent Fall semester. All High School Scholarships are CLOSED for Spring 2016 high school graduates. Scholarships for Spring 2017 high school graduates (rising high school seniors) will be open starting November 1, 2016 by clicking the red “Apply Online to Scholarships” Button.


This scholarship is for CCP students to apply for in the Spring before their high school graduation.  The scholarship is valid at Sinclair for the Fall and Spring semesters immediately following high school graduation.  The scholarship application for Spring 2016 graduates is CLOSED. Please check back in December 2016 for updates about Spring 2017 high school graduates. Contact your College Credit Plus Coordinator for more information about the College Credit Plus program.

Institutional Scholarships

Sinclair's Institutional Scholarships are available to high school graduates, new, current and returning students and range from $600-$1,800 for an academic year.

Scholarships are available to eligible high school seniors graduating from a participating school or pre-college program. For more information about the program, call 937-512-4426.

Mathile College Completion Scholarship
Selected Dayton Montgomery County Scholarship Program awardees who attend Sinclair Community College. This program promotes academic achievement and college success by providing up to $1,250 in funding for tuition, fees, and/or books over three years, connections for services that enrich the college experience, mentorship throughout college, invitations to special events, and monitoring to ensure you meet scholarship requirements and continue to receive funding. Funding for college can be further extended at Wright State University upon graduating within 36 months with a Sinclair associate degree. For more details, please email the Mathile College Completion Scholarship office at or call 937-512-4421.

Opportunity Grant

This scholarship is worth $600/year ($300 per fall/spring semester) and is for students who have an EFC of zero based on their FAFSA information. Students are automatically considered for this award when their financial aid file is complete provided funds are still available. Students must enroll half-time or more to be eligible.

Connection Grant

This scholarship is worth $1,000/year ($500 per fall/spring semester) and is for students who have Subsidized Loan eligibility (financial need based on the FAFSA), but are not eligible for the Pell Grant. Students are automatically considered fro this award when their financial aid file is complete provided funds are available. Students must enroll half-time or more to be eligible.

Sinclair Foundation

The Sinclair Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization established in 1969 to provide funding for student and college needs not otherwise covered by other forms of financial aid. To view Foundation scholarships, visit the Sinclair Online Scholarship Application System.

Athletic Scholarships

The Physical Education Department coordinates all athletic scholarship awards. Decisions and scholarships offers are made by individual coaches and endorsed by the Athletic Director. The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office is notified to credit an award to the student's account.

Additional information about athletic scholarships can be obtained by contacting the Athletics Department at 937-512-2860.

Visit the Athletics Website, for more information about the athletic programs at Sinclair.

External Scholarship Resources

External scholarships are awarded by agencies, clubs and organizations outside of Sinclair. These agencies send application information to the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office to encourage Sinclair students to apply. Students selected for an external scholarships should have their award checks marked to Sinclair's Bursar Office (Building 10, Room 244) on the Dayton campus. For more information, visit the External Scholarship Resources page.