By 1812Blockhouse

The Richland County Foundation has opened its college scholarship application period. It did so on December 198, two weeks earlier than in previous years.

New applicants including high school seniors must have at least a 2.5-grade point average (GPA), and returning applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA, attend an accredited school, and be a resident of Richland County, or a graduate of a Richland County high school.

The deadline for college scholarship applications is April 1.

The Foundation Board of Trustees also awards career technical education (CTE) scholarships to individuals who want to obtain certifications and credentials at accredited technical institutions. The applications will be considered as they are received, and the award determinations will be made within eight weeks.

The scholarship will be sent directly to the school. These are not recurring scholarships so students must re-apply each year.

Scholarships awarded through Richland County Foundation, are primarily based on the financial need of the applicant. Information used to determine need includes tuition, books, fees, room and board expenses, as well as any institutional scholarships or grants being awarded to the student. Also considered is the information provided upon completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students completing the college scholarship application must complete their FAFSA; students applying for CTE scholarships should complete the FAFSA if it is a requirement for their program.

The FAFSA form is an application for federal student aid and can help students pay for college or career school. The application is now available. Upon full completion of the form, a Student Aid Index is generated, which is used to help determine a student’s need for financial aid. Students should complete the FAFSA application as soon as it becomes available.

For more information visit the website at or contact Marth-May at 419- 525-3020 or [email protected].

Source: Richland County Foundation

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