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 2015/2016 are:

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

Interested applications should complete a 2015/2016 FAFSA and have a admissions application on file with the institution.

High School Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to current high school seniors graduating in the 2015-2016 school year (Spring 2016) and planning on enrolling in Sinclair in the Fall 2016 semester. High school students can apply for scholarships online using the Sinclair Online Scholarship Application System starting January 1, 2016. All High School Scholarships are now CLOSED for Spring 2015 high school graduates.

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.

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.

College Credit Plus Completion Scholarship

Scholarship available to CCP students who are graduating high school and planning to enroll at Sinclair in Fall semester. Eligible students must have a 3.0 Sinclair GPA and 30 completed credit hours by the end of Spring semester to qualify. Contact your College Credit Plus Coordinator for more information or click here to apply for the scholarship from January 25 - February 28th.

Dayton Montgomery County Scholarship Program

Montgomery County, Ohio high school seniors who live in Montgomery County and are graduating from a participating school with at least a 2.5 GPA who have completed the FAFSA. Connect with your guidance counselor to determine your eligibility and complete the application process. Visit for more details.

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.

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.

Tech Prep Scholarship

Sinclair scholarship awarded to Tech Prep pathway completers who have completed the FAFSA and have a minimum of a 2.25 GPA. Visit for more details.

Taylor Scholarship Program

High school seniors graduating from a participating school or pre-college program. Applicants should connect with their program liaison to determine eligibility and complete the application process. For more details about this 2-year program and funding option, contact the Taylor Scholars Program office at 937-512-4426.

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 athletic programs at Sinclair.

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. The application for 2016-17 scholarships will be available after May 1, 2016.

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.

Featured Partner Scholarships

Forum for Educational Options - Dayton STEM Workforce Scholarship:

All scholarship applications must be received by Forum for Educational Options no later than April 30, 2016. Scholarships of $2,000 per year are being offered to Sinclair Community College students. Student must have successfully completed 15-Credit Hours with a GPA 3.0 or better and is pursuing an Associate’s degree in one of the following STEM disciplines: Automation & Control Technology – Robotics, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Computer Information Systems, Cyber Security, Electronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology Design, Engineering Transfer to Wright State University, Mathematics Major, Mechanical Engineering Technology. Applications are due by April 30, 2016.