Apply for a Scholarship

College Scholarships 

Scholarships are based on the following criteria:

  • Must be a Richland County resident or graduate from a Richland County high school.  
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Pursue a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited college or career school.
  • New applicants must achieve a 2.5 GPA or above and previous scholarship recipients applying for a scholarship must achieve at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • The deadline for applying for college scholarships is April 1.  Students must apply each year. These are not recurring scholarships.
  • Check back here to access the application after January 1. 
  • Students must complete a Permission to Financial Aid Form and send it to the Financial Aid Office at the college of your choice. 

Checklist for scholarship application

  • Upload a copy of your Electronic Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website to the online application.
  • Upload a copy of your most recent high school or college transcript to the online application. 

What you need to know:

  • Scholarship awards are for the upcoming academic year.
  • Scholarship grant dollars will be sent directly to the college in August.
  • It is the student's responsibility to notify Richland County Foundation of a change in college.
  • A change in college choice after a scholarship is awarded could result in a reduction of amount or loss of award.

Are you changing colleges?

What you need to do: If you have applied for a scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year and you're changing schools complete this form along with this Permission to Financial Aid Form and send it to the Financial Aid Office at your college of choice.

A change in college choice after a scholarship is awarded could result in a reduction of amount or loss of award.


Trade School Scholarships

Application is available here for trade school scholarships. 

  • 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.
  • Deadline is August 1.
  • Scholarship grant dollars will be sent directly to the school.

Trade School Scholarships are based on the following criteria:

  • Must be a Richland County resident or graduate from a Richland County high school.  
  • Pursue a program at an accredited school. 

Learn How to Fly

The Mansfield Aviation Club (MAC), established in 1949, a 501c (3) organization,  provides aviation scholarships.  

Throughout its history, the Mansfield Lahm Airport has served our community by being one of the finest general aviation airports in our state. The cost of flying has become more expensive, many who had the dream to become a pilot may have found it beyond their financial means. MAC scholarships can help people fulfill their dream and keep general aviation in our community vibrant into the future.

To be eligible for the MAC Aviation Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Live in Richland County or a contiguous county
  • Be at least 16 years of age by the application deadline
  • Hold a current FAA Student Pilot Certificate at the time of application

Applications are available here after January 1. Deadline is April 1.  

For those who love aviation and want to support this effort, tax-deductible donations can be made by donating to the MAC Fund at the Foundation

For questions concerning this scholarship, please visit the MAC website