The State of Ohio provides resources in a wide variety of programs so that immediate costs-savings are available to students. Sinclair College participates in the following State programs:
Contact StateGrantsScholar@sinclair.edu for any State Grants and Scholarship questions.
Sinclair College participates in the Choose Ohio First Scholarship program as part of the State of Ohio’s strategic effort to support undergraduate students in earning a certificate or associate degree in one of our many innovative academic programs. This partnership works to support Ohio's position on world markets such as aerospace, medicine, computer technology, and alternative energy. Funds are for students beginning their first term in a qualified STEMM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Health Sciences), Computer Science/IT (Information Technology), or other Work-Based Learning field. This includes College Credit Plus (CCP) and Tech Prep students who completed credits while in high school.
Contact StateGrantsScholar@sinclair.edu for any Choose Ohio First Scholarship questions.
The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Program awards tuition assistance to the children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict. The scholarship covers tuition costs only. Recipients will be funded 83% of tuition cost in 2023-2024. The Ohio Department of Higher Education will meet July 2024 to approve new funding levels for 2024-2025.
*Students must have 2.0 eligibility by the end of the first year under the program (two semesters or three quarters). In order to retain eligibility, students must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA for the balance of their undergraduate studies.
Contact StateGrantsScholar@sinclair.edu for any Ohio War Orphan’s & Severely Disabled Veterans’ Children Scholarship questions.
The Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP) is available to current members of the Ohio Army & Air National Guard, as well as former members with qualifying deployment time (Latta Amendment students). The scholarship covers 100% of tuition charges for courses applicable to, or leading to, an associate or bachelor’s degree, a diploma-granting nursing program, as well as approved trade certification, credential-certifying, or licensing programs at participating public colleges and universities.
Visit the Ohio National Guard website for additional information about the Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program and Services.
Contact StateGrantsScholar@sinclair.edu for any Ohio National Guard Scholarship questions.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education will distribute award funding for need-based financial aid students who are enrolled in an eligible program that may be completed in less than one year and for which a certificate or industry-recognized credential is awarded in an in-demand job. The investments will support the ability of the state of Ohio to retain and expand existing businesses, attract new investments and talent, and further entrepreneurship.
Students may be eligible to receive up to 3 awards for different short-term certificates. Students must successfully complete one short-term certificate before receiving an award for another short-term certificate. Grant funds can be applied toward courses that are required in the eligible program and will cover tuition costs only.
Contact StateGrantsScholar@sinclair.edu for any Skills to Work Grant questions.
The State of Ohio is further strengthening its commitment to assisting students in attaining a degree or credential through the establishment of the Second Chance Grant. The objectives of the grant are to reduce financial barriers preventing Ohioans with some college credit but no bachelor’s degree from returning to higher education and to increase the number of Ohioans with a degree or credential.
Review the Second Change Grant eligibility requirements listed above. If you are meeting the above requirements, send an email, from your Sinclair email, to StateGrantsScholar@Sinclair.edu. Provide your student ID number and request to start the Second Chance Grant application process.
Contact StateGrantsScholar@sinclair.edu for any Second Chance Grant questions.
The Great Minds Fellowship is ideal for students looking to make a difference and contribute to growing Ohio’s behavioral health workforce. The program will help students jump start a successful future in their chosen career path while allowing communities across Ohio to better care for those living with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
The Great Minds Fellowship is a program available to students within two years of graduating with degrees or certificates in social work, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, psychiatric/mental health nursing, and substance abuse/addiction counseling.
Qualifying Great Minds Fellows will be eligible for up to $10,000 during their undergraduate and graduate studies for scholarship opportunities to assist with the costs of obtaining their degrees or certificates; paid internships at one of Ohio’s Community Behavioral Health Centers (CBHC) at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and the costs of required license and certification preparation and exams (and other costs related to the degree or certificate). Funding will be available beginning in the fall 2023 semester.
Review the Great Mind Fellowship eligibility requirements listed above. If you meet the above requirements and are able to commit to the obligations listed above, send an email, from your Sinclair email, to your Program Director. Provide your student ID number and request to start the Great Minds Fellowship application process.
Contact StateGrantsScholar@sinclair.edu for any Great Minds Fellowship questions.
The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need (as determined by the results of the FAFSA) and who are enrolled at Ohio public colleges or universities; Ohio private, non-profit colleges or universities; and Ohio private, for-profit institutions.
Community college students are currently not eligible for OCOG year-round but may be eligible to receive this grant during the summer or third-term. Stricter eligibility criteria for summer OCOG results in few students qualifying for this grant.
OCOG for Veterans
OCOG for Foster Youth
Summer (third-term) OCOG
Contact StateGrantsScholar@sinclair.edu for any Ohio Opportunity Grant questions.
The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) provides financial assistance to Ohio students enrolled in (or accepted for enrollment) for at least half-time study in an approved Ohio nurse education program. In exchange, to qualify for loan cancellation, recipients must be employed full-time as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse in the State of Ohio for a minimum of five years after graduation.
**To qualify for loan cancellation, recipients must be employed full-time as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse in the State of Ohio for a minimum of five years after graduation.
Contact StateGrantsScholar@sinclair.edu for any NEALP questions.
The GEAR UP Ohio Scholarship is designed to help low-income and first-generation college students prepare for college and receive the support needed to achieve success in postsecondary education. The funding may be used to pay for college tuition, room & board, books, and other college related expenses.
The Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund Program provides undergraduate tuition assistance to a child, spouse, and qualified former spouse of peace officers, fire fighters and certain other safety officers who are killed in the line-of-duty, anywhere in the United States. It also provides undergraduate or certificate tuition assistance to the children and spouses of a member of the armed services of the U.S., who has been killed in the line of duty during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or a combat zone designated by the President of the United States.
Contact StateGrantsScholar@sinclair.edu for any Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund questions.
The Ohio Education and Training Voucher Program is a federally funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in U.S. foster care. Students may receive up to $12,000 a year for qualified school related expenses thru September 30, 2022. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students. Applicants must complete the ETV application which includes documentation each semester that is sent directly from the school to ETV confirming enrollment, the cost of attendance (COA) and unmet need.