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The Financial Literacy Workshops are mandatory for any student receiving institutional aid.
We welcome and encourage all students to attend these workshops as they will offer guidance in making sound financial decisions.

Institutional aid includes any funding granted to a student by the university. For example: all athletic aid, choir, band, Residence Hall Advisors, Auxiliary, departmental scholarships, etc.

If you plan on receiving this aid for the following year, you must attend four (4) Financial Literacy workshops this academic year to receive the funding the upcoming year.


 

Scholarship Opportunities



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

Maximum Scholarship Award
$ 1,000  /  current GPA  2.7-2.99
$ 2,000  /  current GPA  3.0 - 3.29 
$ 3,000  /  current GPA  3.3 - 3.69
$ 4,000  /  current GPA  3.7 - 3.99

Presidential Scholar  /  current GPA  4.0  / current ACT score  25+  /  current SAT score1150+

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
Transfer scholarships are 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 with an Associate Degree
$ 1,000  /  current GPA  2.7-2.99
$ 2,000  /  current GPA  3.0-3.29
$ 3,000  /  current GPA  3.3 - 3.69
$ 4,000  /  current GPA  3.7 - 4.0
 
Maximum Scholarship Award with 31-60 Credits
$    750  /  current GPA  2.7-2.99
$ 1,000  /  current GPA  3.0-3.29
$ 2,000  /  current GPA  3.3-3.69
$ 3,000  /  current GPA  3.7-4.0

 

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.


 
Continuing Student Scholarship
Description: Academic Merit-based scholarship to continuing students with 30 or more credit hours by the end of the 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: To be considered, students must meet the following criteria:


Example: Students received the Continuing Student Merit-Based Scholarship in the previous academic year (spring and fall). The student completed FAFSA by December 1, current year.  The 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 the student is 3.1 and there is no previous back balance. The student is eligible to receive the scholarship based on the established criteria. Referencing the chart below the award amount would be $1,000.

Maximum Scholarship Award
Up to $1,000  /  current GPA  3.0-3.39
Up to $2,000  /  current GPA  3.40-3.79
Up to $3,000  /  current GPA  3.80-4.0


The Continuing Student Scholarship will be added to eligible students accounts mid-June.  The eligibility is determined based on completed credit hours and GPA earned.  No application is needed.



College of Business


Be advised funding is announced in January, not all scholarships are funded every year.
Click for PDF.

Contact: Dr. Fred Aikens
faikens@centralstate.edu
937-376-6441



Fine and Performing Arts

Competitive Band Scholarships
Contact: Ramon Key
rkey@centralstate.edu
937-376-6405

Choir Scholarships & Audition Information

Contact: Dr. Carlos Brown
cbrown2@centralstate.edu
937-376-6244



STEM Scholarships
Click for PDF of STEM scholarship available.