Scholarship Opportunities

Continuing Student Scholarship, formally known as Upperclassman Scholarship

Description: Academic Merit based scholarship to continuing students with 30 or more credit hours by the end of Spring Semester each year. The 30 credit hours are to be earned during the fall and spring semesters only of each academic year.

Award Amount: $1,000 - up to $3,000

ELIGIBILITY:  For students who did not receive the Freshman Scholarship or Transfer Student Scholarship, the Continuing Student merit based scholarship is awarded based on completion of the Central State University Continuing Student Merit Based Scholarship application. This scholarship is not automatically renewed, but requires students to reapply each year.  To be considered, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Earned a total of 30 credit hours or more (for the academic year 2017-2018, Fall and Spring semesters only), which are required for the completion of their program of study,

  • Achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA by May 5 (end of Spring Semester).

  • Meet the FAFSA deadline (December 1) to be considered for this award.  International students will be required to submit a copy of their I-20 in lieu of the FAFSA.

  • Students must attend four different financial literacy workshops during the academic year.

 

EXAMPLE: Student received the Continuing Student Merit Based Scholarship in the previous academic year (spring and fall). Student completed FAFSA by December 1, 2018. Current year. - Student completed 15 credit hours for Fall and 16 credit hours for Spring which brings the academic year total to 31 credit hours. Cumulative GPA for student is 3.1 –No previous back balance. Student is eligible to apply for the scholarship via the established criteria. Based on the chart below the award amount would be $1,000.

For the Award Amounts –

Maximum Scholarship Award

Current Cumulative GPA requirement

Up to $  1,000

3.0 – 3.3

Up to $  2,000

3.4 – 3.7

Up to $  3,000

3.8 – 4.0

 


Freshmen Scholarships in the following amounts to students who meet the corresponding criteria:

 

Maximum Scholarship Award

Current Cumulative GPA requirement

Current ACT score requirement OR

Current SAT requirement

$  1,000

2.7 - 2.99 GPA

No requirement

No requirement

$  2,000

3.0 - 3.29 GPA

No requirement

No requirement

$  3,000

3.3 - 3.69 GPA

No requirement

No requirement

$  4,000

3.7 - 3.99 GPA

No requirement

No requirement

Presidential Scholar

4.0 GPA

25+ ACT

1150+ SAT

The scholarships are renewable for up to three years based on a student’s academic performance. Students are considered upon admission to the University.

 

Transfer Scholarships in the following amounts to students who meet the corresponding criteria:

Academic Scholarship Awarded to Transfer students. The transfer scholarship is awarded based on the number of credit hours a student is transferring into the university. A student is required to have a minimum of 31 credit hours to be considered for the Transfer Scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY: For scholarship consideration a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and on file with the University. Students may file a FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Central State University’s school code for the FAFSA is 003026.  It is recommended that students and families file their income taxes prior to completing the FAFSA, however, students may complete the FAFSA beginning October 1 with estimated tax amounts.  After filing taxes, students may go back and enter the correct tax information.  The FAFSA priority deadline is December 1 of the year prior to entering the University. International students will be required to submit a copy of their I-20 in lieu of the FAFSA.


Maximum Scholarship Award

Current Cumulative GPA Requirement

Credit Requirement

$  1,000

2.7 - 2.99 GPA

Associates Degree

$  2,000

3.0 - 3.29 GPA

Associates Degree

$  3,000

3.3 - 3.69 GPA

Associates Degree

$  4,000

3.7 - 4.00 GPA

Associates Degree

$ 750

2.7 - 2.99 GPA

31-60 Credits

$  1,000

3.0 - 3.29 GPA

31-60 Credits

$  2,000

3.3 - 3.69 GPA

31-60 Credits

$  3,000

3.7 - 4.00 GPA

31-60 Credits

The scholarships are renewable for up to three years based on a student’s academic performance. Students are considered upon admission to the University.

Students who receive a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and earn at least 30 semester hours will be eligible for a scholarship up to $3,000 in line with the continuing student scholarship criteria.

Students are automatically considered for these scholarships with a completed Central State University Application, FAFSA, and an Official College Transcript.

REMINDER: When the FAFSA is completed, students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid to identify other potential resources for financial assistance.

 

Broadening Ohio’s Workforce in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics-Agriculture (BOW STEM-Ag)
Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program

BOW-STEM Ag Scholarship Program
BOW-STEM Ag Scholarship Application


 

Competitive Band Scholarships

Ramon Key
rkey@centralstate.edu
937-376-6405

 

Choir, and Fine & Performing Arts Scholarships

Jeremy Winston
Jwinston@centralstate.edu
(937) 376-6244

 

External Scholarship Opportunities

National Alumni Association Scholarships
The General Alumni Association is offering Central State University students a scholarship of a $1000. Students must have at least a 2.5 minimum cumulative G.P.A, be entering into their junior or senior year, and be involved in at least one activity at Central State University.

Atlanta Alumni Chapter Scholarships
The Atlanta Alumni Chapter is offering Central State students from the Metro Atlanta area a scholarship of $1000. Students must have at least a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA and be entering into their sophomore, junior, or senior year at Central State.

Cincinnati Alumni Chapter Scholarships
The Cincinnati Alumni Chapter is offering Central State students from the Cincinnati area a scholarship of $1000. Students must have at least a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA and be entering into their sophomore, junior, or senior year at Central State.

Anthony Muñoz Foundation - Deadline April 30