Welcome to the ZSC Scholarship Page!

Here's all the information you need to know about scholarships. Over 100 scholarships are available each academic year.

Exclusive scholarships available for Tri-Valley High School graduates enrolled in an applied business/science program or Criminal Justice program (up to $10,000 for a student interested in a career in Ohio Highway Patrol) at ZSC.

Click here to Apply for ZSC Scholarships Online

Click here for ZSC Scholarship Application

Click here for ZSC Honors Program Scholarship

Community Scholarship Applications:

Click here for the Absolutely Outdoorsy Scholarship (Deadline: 8-31-18)

Click here for the Kalu Yala Scholarship (Deadline 12-31-18)

Click here for the Kidguard for Education Scholarship (Deadline: 10-31-18)

Click here for Y-Bridge Chapter #51 Mended Hearts Scholarship Application (Deadline: 7-1-18)

About Zane State College Foundation Scholarships...

This one application lets you apply for more than 100 Foundation scholarships which are awarded based on a variety of eligibility factors. Scholarship applications for academic year 2018-2019 will be accepted until May 1, 2018. Applications received after May 1, 2018, will be reviewed on a funds-available basis.

The awarding process is competitive. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship. The best way to improve your candidacy is to submit all required materials as early as possible.

Award Amounts: Foundation awards vary from student to student and range from $250 to full tuition. The award amount is based on a multitude of factors including GPA, program, volunteer experience, and financial need.

Notification: Once all final documents are received and your file has been reviewed, you will be notified of eligibility and asked to sign a scholarship agreement.

FYI: Award letters are typically mailed in July for the upcoming academic year. Approximately $350,000 is awarded to ZSC students annually. Questions? Please call 740.588.1206 or email foundation@zanestate.edu.

What happens after I am awarded?

Donor Thank You Letter: You will receive a Scholarship Award Letter from the Foundation. You will be required to write a thank you letter to the donor(s) of your scholarship. The award letter will contain the name of the donor(s) and instructions for writing your thank you letter. Click here for more information about donor letters and an example to help.

Scholar-Donor Breakfast: At the beginning of each academic year, scholarship awardees will be required to attend the Scholar-Donor Breakfast. This event allows the Foundation Board of Directors, scholarship awardees, and College faculty and staff to formally thank the donors for their investment in the educational resources of students such as yourself. This event allows the entire Zane State College community to interact and recognize the accomplishments of the scholarship awardees. The details regarding this event will be communicated in your Scholarship Award Letter. Failure to attend this event may result in your scholarship award being rescinded.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding meeting this obligation, please contact the Scholarship Office at 740.588.1206 or e-mail us at foundation@zanestate.edu.

Click here to view the list of Foundation scholarships.

Click here to learn more about the Zane State College Foundation.

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Academic Award Scholarships

The Academic Award program provides scholarships for up to five consecutive semesters for qualified students based on your high school GPA and composite ACT scores. Awarded in half tuition and full tuition amounts, this scholarship can be used in addition to other grants and scholarships. This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors.

Award Amounts: The total award amount will be based on a combination of cumulative high school GPA and composite ACT scores. Please see the following index to determine your award eligibility.Academic Award Chart August 2017

Notification: Once all final documents are received and reviewed, students will be notified of eligibility and asked to sign a scholarship agreement. Students have up to one year after high school graduation to apply for this scholarship.

Maintaining the Scholarship:

  • Students must enroll in and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per term, except summer term. Students may choose not to enroll for summer, but it still counts as a term of eligibility.
  • The scholarship expires 5 consecutive semesters after the first semester of enrollment.
  • A minimum semester GPA of 3.0 must be achieved.

*Failure to meet any of the maintenance requirements will result in the loss of the academic award.

Financial Aid is available through the Zane State College Financial Aid Office. Click here for more information.