Scholarship application deadline is fast approaching

March 15, 2016

This year the Richland County Foundation transitioned from a paper application to an online form to make it easier for students to apply for scholarships.

Also, new this year the Board of Trustees earmarked $40,000 for trade or career technical school scholarships from its unrestricted funds.

Richland County students attending a trade or career school can apply for a scholarship up to $2,000. Students working on post-secondary education goals involving welding, precision machine, small engine repair, bricklaying, diesel and auto mechanics and others are eligible to apply. 

All scholarships are based on financial need. New applicants must have at least a 2.5-grade point average (GPA), returning recipients must have at least a 2.0 GPA, attend an accredited college on a full-time basis and be a resident or high school graduate of Richland County.

Tips to get your application submitted by the deadline April 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

  • You must complete a FAFSA , go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/
  • You need to request an official transcript from your school which can take a couple business days so don’t procrastinate.
  • These are not recurring scholarships and students must re-apply each year.

For more information visit the Foundation website or call or email Program Officer Allie Watson or Administrative Assistant Jaclyn Schag at the Richland County Foundation at 419- 525-3020.

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