The Sinclair High School Merit Scholarships information is posted.
UPDATE REGARDING LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS AS OF MARCH 30, 2020 :
Today, Governor Dewine announced that all Ohio schools will remain closed through May 1. This closure impacts every local scholarship deadline.
In anticipation of this extension, we had already been in contact with our community groups who administer and fund these scholarships. In almost all cases, it was their wish that scholarship applications be mailed directly to them from students.
An updated Scholarship Newsletter is posted in the file below along with all scholarship applications. For each scholarship, please refer the the highlighted changes in the Scholarship Newsletter for details on how to complete and turn in each scholarship.
Stay healthy out there, Elks!
Local Scholarships are HERE!
Local Scholarships are offered by organizations and community groups and are not sponsored by CHS. Each senior received a printed copy of the Local Scholarship Newsletter which contains a list of scholarships, descriptions, and award values.
An electronic copy of the Local Scholarship Newsletter and all scholarship applications can be found by downloading the Local Scholarship Information file.
Students should print any applications they wish to complete and turn them into their unit guidance counselor by the deadline unless the application instructs otherwise.
Please note that we make every effort to make sure this information is both complete and accurate, but please continue to check this page for any updates and changes. Final award selections and values are under the authority of these separate organizations and groups.
Basic Scholarship Information
Information about a number of scholarships is sent to Centerville High School each year by the sponsoring organizations. In an attempt to inform students and parents about these scholarships, this page is updated throughout the year. Please check this page periodically.
Scholarships listed are for current seniors unless otherwise noted. This page is not a complete list of all available scholarships. Scholarships other than those listed here may also be available. It is wise to check all resources.
Information dealing with scholarships offered by a college or university can be found in the application packet or view book of that school.
It is the responsibility of the interested student to follow through with the pursuit of any scholarships; that is, to request any needed additional information and/or application forms, to complete the application process, and to meet all deadlines. Students should see their Unit Counselor if assistance is needed.
1. Meet the deadline – a day late is too late.
2. Ask someone to look over your application packet to be sure you filled in all required blanks and signatures.
3. Type your essay and be sure you addressed the topic completely. Don’t expect to write a good essay in five minutes. Write; rewrite; and then read your essay aloud. You don’t have to have grand aspirations to write a good essay. Write about realistic goals and plans.
4. Ask for reference letters early. Asking a teacher or employer to write a letter two days before the scholarship deadline is too risky. You don’t want to depend on someone else making YOUR deadline. Reference letters should always be typed and include the name, address, phone number and relationship of the recommender.
5. Prepare an outline of the following:
- Academic Achievement
- Extracurricular Activities
- Volunteer/Community Service
Beware of Scholarship Scams!
Don’t be cheated out of your money by someone promising too-good-to-be-true offers of financial aid! Each year some families of students applying to college are victimized by scam artists posing as counselors who guarantee financial aid, scholarships, and grants to students for an up-front finder’s fee. Before you hand over any of your money, see if your counselor passes this test:
- Is he or she guaranteeing results?
- Is an up-front fee required?
- Is he or she offering to do the work for you?
If the answer to any of these questions is YES, you may be dealing with a fraudulent scheme. Be wary. These scams are usually advertised in campus newspapers, flyers, direct mail, and on the Web. Don’t become the next victim. Call 1-800-876-7060 for a free check from the National Fraud Information Center.
The On Q Financial Scholarship information is posted.
The JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest information is posted.
The Connor Group Scholarship information is posted.