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Scholarship Categories

General Information and Requirements:

  • All applicants must be admitted to STLCC as degree seeking students
  • All applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Scholarships range in value• Scholarships will be awarded beginning 10 days prior to the start of the semester, except for book scholarships
  • Pell grants will be awarded first; A+ scholarships will be awarded second; Board of Trustees scholarships will be awarded third.
  • Applicants must maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • All awards are based on availability

Athletic Scholarship

  • Must be nominated by the appropriate coach on the Scholarship Nomination Form
  • Must have a 2.0 or higher cumulative high school GPA, or an appropriate GED or ACT/SAT score.
  • Athletic scholarships will not exceed the amount of aid designated by the NJCAA, and will be awarded by the athletic director through the Financial Aid office, who will maintain records of eligibility and disbursement.
  • Decisions on the athletic scholarship will be based on balance between sports and equity between male and female athletes.

Book Scholarship

  • Awarded for one semester; must reapply each semester
  • “Expected Family Contribution” requirement of $4,000 or higher
  • Ineligible students include:
    • Pell Grant recipients
    • Federal student loan recipients
    • Third party payment recipients
  • Students with a prior degree can apply
  • Award amount = $300/semester

Continuing Student Academic Scholarship

  • Awarded for 2 semesters covering 12 credit hours per semester
  • Must have completed 24 credit hours with an overall 3.0 GPA or better
  • Automatic renewal if in compliance with scholarship criteria
  • Award amount: up to 12 credit hours per semester/24 credit hours per year.

Emerging Scholars Scholarship

  • Awarded for 2 semesters at 6 credit hours per semester
  • Automatic renewal for second semester if in compliance with scholarship criteria
  • Must have completed 24 college-level credit hours with an overall 3.0 GPA or better
  • Award amount: 6 credit hours per semester / 12 credit hours per year

Honors College Scholarship

  • Must be qualified to participate in an honors program, or be taking an honors course
  • Scholarship will cover up to 12 credit hours per semester; automatic renewal if in compliance with scholarship criteria up to two semesters
  • Can be nominated by the Honors Advisory Board
  • If not nominated, then student must have completed 24 college-level credit hours and have a cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Award amount: up to 12 credit hours per semester / 24 credit hours per year

Last Chance Grant

  • Must be 9 credits away from degree completion
  • Must have a 2.0 or above cumulative grade-point average
  • Ineligible students include:
    • Pell Grant recipients
    • Federal student loan recipients
    • Third party payment recipients
  • Students with a prior degree can apply
  • Award amount = 3 credit hours,non-renewable grant

Returning Adult Scholarship

  • Awarded for one semester
  • Must be 24 or older with no previous college credit
  • Must be enrolled in 6 credits hours or more
  • Scholarship will pay for 3 credit hours

Student Leadership Scholarship

  • Awarded on a semester basis (renewable for an additional semester)
  • Must be nominated by the campus manager of Campus Life, or the appropriate activity sponsor
  • Must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Must assume a leadership role in a student organization or extracurricular activity
  • Full-time award up to 12 credit hours per semester
  • Part-time award up to 6 credit hours per semester

Disclaimer:

The amount of the scholarship fund may be subject to change by the Board of Trustees. Funds remaining in the scholarship account during one fiscal year will be carried over to the scholarship account of the next fiscal year. No institutional funds will be given to students in the form of a refund. Students who have already received the maximum amount for previous Board of Trustees awards are not eligible to apply.

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