Foundation Scholarships

Zane State College Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

Awarded to student of all ages with a 2.75 or higher GPA. 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.

Students must follow the Application Process outlined below. For first consideration, all required documents must be received by the ZSC Foundation by June 1. Applications completed after June 1 will be considered on a funds-available basis.

List of Scholarships

Scholarship Application

Application Process

After completing the Scholarship application, applicants should:

  1. Submit their high school transcript (showing cumulative GPA) and ACT scores (if applicable) to the ZSC Admissions Office. Graduating seniors should request their final transcript (with graduation date and final cumulative GPA) be sent immediately after graduation.
  2. Request official copies of all external college or university transcripts be sent to the ZSC Registrar’s Office.
  3. Apply for financial aid at ZSC by completing the FAFSA online at the Federal Financial Aid website. ZSC will receive your results and begin to develop your financial aid package. If asked to provide documentation to the Office of Student Financial Aid, applicants should submit as soon as possible.
  4. Submit a one-page, typed letter about yourself that includes: academic background, employment experience, career goals, community involvement, interests, and other information you would like considered. This will be blindly evaluated and scored and should be as thorough as possible.


Once all final documents are received and your file has been reviewed by the Scholarship Review Committee, students will be notified of eligibility in a Scholarship Award Notice (SAN) via US mail.

Scholarship recipients will be required to sign and return the SAN and write a thank you letter to the donor(s) of their scholarship. The SAN will contain the name of the donor(s) and instructions for writing the thank you letter. View an Example Donor Thank-You Letter.

Award letters are typically mailed in July for the upcoming academic year. More than $200,000 is awarded to ZSC students annually.

Maintaining Your Scholarship

Academic Award recipients are required to complete 12 or more credits (except summer semester) and achieve a 3.0 or higher GPA each semester. In the event the semester GPA is lower than 3.0, the student may be given an opportunity to raise their GPA during the next semester. If the student does not complete a minimum of 12 credits per semester, the Academic Award Scholarship will not continue for any remaining semesters.

Foundation recipients are required to complete the credit hours and achieve the GPA each semester that is shown on the Scholarship Award Notice (SAN). In the event the semester GPA is lower than shown on the SAN, the student may be given an opportunity to raise their GPA during the next semester. If the student does not complete the number of credits per semester shown on the SAN, the Foundation Scholarship will not continue for any remaining semesters.

Failure to attend this event may result in your scholarship award being rescinded.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Scholarship Office at 740.588.1206 or You can learn more about the Zane State College Foundation here.

If you would like schedule an appointment to discuss scholarships, please click here.

Community Scholarships

Additional scholarships not provided by Zane State College:

Genesis HealthCare Foundation (Deadlines vary)
Each year the Foundation awards scholarships to deserving youth in in Muskingum, Perry, Guernsey, Coshocton, Noble and Morgan counties pursuing a degree in health care.

Muskingum County Community Foundation (Deadlines vary)