Apply Using Sinclair’s Online Scholarship Application
Once you have filled out your scholarship applications, continue to check www.sinclair.edu/scholarships during the month of July to check on the status of your applications!
Before You Apply
- Make sure that you have completed Sinclair’s Admissions Application and have an active student record in Sinclair’s records. You can file an application at https://apply.sinclair.edu/
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is the financial aid application, for the upcoming 2015-16 school year at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- You should still complete a FAFSA if you are not eligible for federal financial aid (Pell Grant and loans) because many Sinclair scholarships require that students file their FAFSA to be able to determine student income levels and financial need.
- Register for your Fall 2015 classes before the scholarship cycle is closed (June 30th for the Fall 2015 semester)! Many scholarships require a certain enrollment level (full-time, half-time, etc.).
- Prepare your responses to the following two (2) free-form essay questions:
- 1. Describe your educational and career goals, and
- 2. Discuss your extracurricular activities, community service, and volunteer activities.
- Know your academic plans; you may need to have a declared program and know what degree/certificate you are seeking.
- You will be asked to use your Sinclair username (firstname.lastname) and create a password for the scholarship system. If you have trouble remembering your username and/or password, click on the following link to find your username and/or password: http://my.sinclair.edu
- Sinclair’s new Online Scholarship Application allows students to be automatically matched to certain scholarships, but you may also be asked to click “Apply” for others.
- Check the eligibility criteria listed for each scholarship and apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible for to give you the best chance of winning a scholarship.
- Most scholarships are non-refundable, meaning that you will not receive a refund check from them if you have leftover scholarship monies after your tuition and/or books are paid for. Not all scholarships pay for books.
- Many scholarships will only pay out if students have charges left over after the Federal Pell Grant has already paid out in full. Pell Grant-eligible students may not be awarded certain scholarships if their Pell Grant is already enough to pay for their tuition, books, and fees for that semester.