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 2019-2020 are:
Interested applications should complete a 2019-2020 FAFSA and have an admissions application on file with the institution.
High School Merit Scholarships ranging from $2,000 - $3,000 per year are available for rising high school seniors (Class of 2020) 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. Applications are now closed.
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 20 programs of study covered by the scholarships in the STEMM fields. The scholarship funds are intended to defray tuition, books and fees. Applications are currently open and accessible. Visit here to apply to Choose Ohio First Scholarship for STEMM Students. The deadline for priority consideration is June 30th, 2019 and applications close on the first day of Fall 2019 semester August 26, 2019.
Sinclair Community College offers a 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 their last semester of high school. The scholarship is awarded for Fall and Spring semesters of their first year of college study. The award amount is $1,500 for each of those semesters. Students submit an application by clicking the red “Apply Online to Scholarships” button and entering their Sinclair username and password. Applications are currently open.
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. Learn more about the Taylor Scholars Program.
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.
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.
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 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 12, Room 321) on the Dayton campus. For more information, visit the External Scholarship Resources page.