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 2017-2018 are:

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

Interested applications should complete a 2017-2018 FAFSA and have an 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 24 programs of study covered by the scholarships in the STEMM fields. The scholarship funds are intended to defray tuition, books and fees. The application period for this scholarship is closed.

High School Merit Scholarships

High School Merit Scholarships ranging from $2,000 - $3,000 per year are available for current high school seniors (Class of 2018) who plan to enroll at Sinclair as full-time students for the upcoming school year. As part of the application, students are required to upload an unofficial high school or homeschool transcript, and either upload a letter of recommendation or request that a mentor, guidance counselor, or other reference submit a letter of recommendation online through the scholarship system. The Priority Deadline for applications is November 1, 2017 – December 15, 2017 and students can apply for general consideration for scholarships from January 1, 2018 – February 28, 2018 at noon (12 p.m. EST). Students can apply during the specified deadlines by clicking the red “Apply Online to Scholarships” button and entering their Sinclair username and password. 

College Credit Plus Completion Scholarship

Sinclair Community College is offering a new College Credit Plus Completion Scholarship for CCP participants who have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA at Sinclair and will complete at least 30 credit hours by the end of Spring 2018 semester. The scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. The award amount will be $1,500 for each of those semesters. Students can submit an application by clicking the red “Apply Online to Scholarships” button and entering their Sinclair username and password. The scholarship will be open until February 28, 2018 at noon.

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.

Taylor Scholars Program

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 Completion Scholarship

This scholarship is for selected Dayton Montgomery County Scholarship Program awardees who attend Sinclair Community College. The 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 937-512-4426.

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 for 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.