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Scholarships

Scholarships and Academic Awards

Academic Award

Awarded to 2024 graduating high school seniors with an ACT composite score of 21 or higher AND a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. This HALF tuition* scholarship is awarded for three consecutive semesters and can be used in addition to grants and community scholarships. Students must enroll in the same calendar year as graduation. *shown as Tuition-Instructional and Tuition-General fees totaling the rate of $194 per credit hour.

  • A one-page (minimum) typed letter (not a resume) about yourself that includes your 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. This MUST be uploaded with your scholarship application.
  • High school transcript after your seventh-semester grades have been posted. The transcript must show a cumulative GPA after the seventh semester. This may be uploaded with your scholarship application or submitted to the ZSC Admissions Office.
  • ACT scores may be uploaded with your scholarship application or submitted to the ZSC Admissions Office. ACT scores listed on a high school transcript will be accepted.
  • If you have attended or are currently attending college (except ZSC), you should request official transcripts be sent to the ZSC Registrar’s Office after your classes have been completed.
  • Academic Award recipients are required to complete 12 or more credits (except the 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.

The PRIORITY deadline for applicants to submit all required documents is 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

The FINAL deadline for applicants to submit all required documents is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

College Credit Plus Scholarships

CCP Scholarship

Awarded to 2024 graduating high school seniors who have completed at least 30 credit hours at Zane State College. This FULL tuition* scholarship can be awarded for up to four semesters within two academic years and can be used in addition to grants and community scholarships. Students must enroll in the same calendar year as graduation. Students must have a high school and Zane State College GPA of 2.75 or higher. *shown as Tuition-Instructional and Tuition-General fees totaling the rate of $194 per credit hour.

  • A one-page (minimum) typed letter (not a resume) about yourself that includes your 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. This MUST be uploaded with your scholarship application.
  • High school transcript after your seventh-semester grades have been posted. The transcript must show a cumulative GPA after the seventh semester. This may be uploaded with your scholarship application or submitted to the ZSC Admissions Office.
  • If you have attended or are currently attending college (except ZSC), you should request official transcripts be sent to the ZSC Registrar’s Office after your classes have been completed.
  • College Credit Plus recipients are required to complete 3 or more credits and achieve a 2.75 or higher GPA each semester. In the event the semester GPA is lower than 2.75, the student may be given an opportunity to raise their GPA during the next semester. 

The PRIORITY deadline for applicants to submit all required documents is 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

The FINAL deadline for applicants to submit all required documents is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Zane State College Foundation Scholarship

Foundation Scholarships

Awarded to students 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 various factors, including GPA, program, volunteer experience, and financial need.

  • A one-page (minimum) typed letter (not a resume) about yourself that includes your 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. This MUST be uploaded with your scholarship application.
  • Final high school transcript showing cumulative GPA and graduation date. This may be uploaded with your scholarship application or submitted to the ZSC Admissions Office.
  • If you have attended or are currently attending college (except ZSC), you should request official transcripts be sent to the ZSC Registrar’s Office after your classes have been completed.
  • 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.

The PRIORITY deadline for applicants to submit all required documents is 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

The FINAL deadline for applicants to submit all required documents is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Notification

Once all required documents are received and the file has been reviewed by the Scholarship Review Committee, students will be notified of eligibility in a Scholarship Award Notice (SAN) that will be mailed to the address listed on the scholarship application.

The SAN will contain a QR Code/URL that will link to an online acceptance form and area to complete a donor thank you letter that must be completed before the scholarship award is posted to the student’s ZSC account.

Applicants who meet the February 1, 2024, PRIORITY deadline will be notified in March 2024.

Applicants who apply after February 1, 2024, PRIORITY deadline will be notified on a rolling basis based on completion. Applicants who meet the May 1, 2024, FINAL deadline will be notified in May 2024.

Foundation One Application. Multiple Scholarships.

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Community Scholarships

Zane State College provides information on community scholarships upon receiving requests from external organizations.  However, please note that the College is not affiliated with these scholarships and cannot endorse them.