Scholarships are financial awards you don’t have to pay back. They’re usually based on financial need, specific areas of study, interests, qualifications, and achievements, and are funded by a variety of sources. The Financial Aid Office awards many scholarships to incoming freshmen, transfer students, and current students. Some are awarded by various departments of the College based on degree and/or certificate programs(s) and/or GPA. We’re here to help you know what you’re eligible for and how to apply.

Any student enrolled in for-credit courses may apply for one or more scholarships. Specific criteria and requirements of each scholarship may vary, so you should only apply for those scholarships for which you’re eligible. Some scholarships may require separate or additional applications.

Private scholarships administered by Belmont College and/or the Belmont College Foundation are funded in a variety of ways, including endowment earnings and/or annual donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Because earnings are contingent on investment performance and donations are at the discretion of the donor, Belmont College reserves the right to increase, decrease, or eliminate the amounts available for individual private scholarships without notice. Belmont College is not obligated to award private scholarships in years when funds designated for such purposes are not available.

Available scholarships:

This scholarship is awarded to a second-year, non-traditional student who is enrolled full-time on the Associate Degree Nursing Program. To be eligible, you must be strong in both clinical setting and theory.

GPA N/A
Amount One $1,000 scholarship per year
Major Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN)

Application: See Belmont College Nursing Faculty

Intended to enhance student achievement for an associate degree in the Accounting (ACC) and Business Administration and Leadership (BAL) programs. Applicable to tuition and fees for credit programs and courses. Students must have already completed 30 credit hours in the major.

GPA 2.7
Amount Two – $500 Major: Students must be majoring in Accounting (ACC) or Business Administration and Leadership (BAL)

General Scholarship Application

The Bridge to Success Scholarship is available to students who have previously received the Horizon Grant or Gateway Grant at Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) and are enrolling at Belmont College for the 2024-2025 academic year. Students will be asked to provide documentation of their eligibility for these grants, such as a statement where the grant has been applied or an award notification. The Bridge to Success Scholarship covers tuition charges only after other grants have been applied. Fees, books, and materials are not covered. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

GPA N/A
Amount Varies
Major All degrees and certificates

Bridge to Success Scholarship Application 

The Cathleen Senter Scholarship has been established by Director Emeritus Dave and Mrs. Roberta Mertz in memory of Cathleen Senter’s dedication to the Building Preservation/Restoration program and community. This scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student who displays excellence in the Building Preservation/Restoration program.

GPA N/A
Amount One $250 scholarship per year
Major Building Preservation/Restoration (BPR)
Application See BPR Faculty

The CCP to Degree Scholarship is available to all students who have earned credit through the College Credit Plus (CCP) program at Belmont College. Eligible students must be a resident of Ohio.  The CCP to Degree Scholarship covers tuition charges only after other grants have been applied. Fees, books, and materials are not covered.  Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

GPA N/A
Amount Varies
Major All degrees and certificates

CCP to Degree Scholarship Application

 

A generous donation to the Belmont College Foundation was given by the estate of Dr. Mary Ellen Clay to establish a nursing scholarship endowment in memory of her parents, Walter C. and Christena Stevens Clay. Income from this fund is devoted to scholarships for students pursuing associate degrees or certificates in Registered Nursing or Practical Nursing. Students must complete the FAFSA, as funds are awarded after available grants are applied. Preference is given to students from Harrison, Guernsey, Tuscarawas, and Belmont Counties in Ohio.

GPA 2.75
Amount One-Two – Up to $2,250 per semester for four consecutive semesters (Summer optional) based on available funds to cover tuition, fees and required books after other grants are applied (depending on funds).
Major Registered Nursing, Practical Nursing

General Scholarship Application

Designed to enhance student achievement for an associate degree in the areas of engineering and industrial technology. Applicants must be enrolled in 6+ credit hours and complete the FAFSA.

GPA 3.0
Amount Two – $1,000
Major Industrial Electronics Technology, Civil Engineering, Instrumentation and Control

General Scholarship Application

Awarded each year to one Licensed Practical Nursing student and one Associate Degree Nursing student, nominated by nursing faculty, who exemplify the following performance criteria:

  • Demonstrates competent bedside nursing care
  • Applies theoretical concepts to clinical practice
  • Maintains professional attitude and behavior
  • Implements nurse-patient relationships

This award is presented following completion of the first semester of study in the LPN program and following the first two semesters in the ADN program.

GPA N/A
Amount Two-as funds are available
Major LPN & ADN
Application  Nominated by Belmont Nursing Faculty

Funded by Belmont College employees who donate to the Annual Employee Fund Drive. Its goals are to encourage persistence within the higher education system in Belmont, Harrison, and Monroe Counties (Ohio) and to identify and support students who want a college education and possess a proven record of academic excellence.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at least half time (6+ hours)
  • Have successfully completed at least 30 Semester hours
  • Be a resident of Belmont, Harrison, or Monroe County
  • Complete the FAFSA
GPA 3.0
Amount As funds are available
Major All degrees and certificates

General Scholarship Application

This scholarship is designed to support the dreams of students who need financial assistance due to hardship; funds are not awarded simply based upon academic performance.

GPA N/A
Amount As funds are available
Major All degrees and certificates

Jackson Family Scholarship Application

Nursing faculty submit nominations based on the following criteria: This scholarship is presented following completion of the first two semesters of study in the Licensed Practical Nursing Program and after the first semester of the Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse Program. Funds awarded must be used toward direct educational expenses.

Applicants must:

  • Exhibit professional attitude and behavior
  • Submit an essay of at least 500 words (or more) on the topic of “The Importance of Bedside Nursing”
GPA 3.0
Amount Two – $500 (1 for LPN, 1 for TAN)
Major Practical Nursing, Transitional Nursing

Application: See Belmont College Nursing Faculty

Provides access to educational services at Belmont College for qualified unemployed persons and/or their dependent(s).

Applicants must:

  • Be unemployed due to layoff (student, spouse, or guardian/parent)
  • Provide written verification of layoff or plant closing (on company letterhead)
  • Provide verification of eligibility for unemployment compensation
  • Be a legal resident of the state of Ohio
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Complete a Belmont College Special Circumstances Form
GPA 2.5
Amount Tuition, fees, and books minus other forms of aid. Quantity is as funds remain.
Major All degree-seeking majors

Application: See the Financial Aid Office

 

Applied directly to the recipient’s account to help meet direct educational expenses (tuition/fees and books/supplies). Extra consideration is given to those who have expressed interest or are currently employed in mining or mining-related engineering occupations, but the scholarships are not restricted to those candidates.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Have successfully completed 30 Semester credit hours in the program major
  • Complete the FAFSA
GPA 3.0
Amount Two – $500
Major Industrial Electronics Technology, Civil Engineering, Welding Technology

General Scholarship Application

The Nita C. Lewis Pathway to Nursing Scholarship was established by Mr. J.I. Lewis in memory of his wife, Nita, who served as a paramedic instructor for Belmont College. Candidates must reside in Belmont County and be in pursuit of an associate degree in Registered Nursing or a certificate in Practical Nursing. Special consideration is given to applicants who are non-traditional students and/or whose service as an EMT or as a paramedic can be verified through the Ohio Department of Public Safety. In addition to the General Application, applicants must complete the FAFSA and submit a short essay stating why they want to become a nurse.

GPA N/A
Amount The number and amount of the scholarship(s) are based on available funds.
Major Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing

General Scholarship Application

Applicable to tuition and fees for credit degree and certificate programs and courses.

GPA N/A
Amount The number and amount of the scholarship is based on available funds.
Major Any

General Scholarship Application

Senior citizens (60 years or older) who are Ohio residents are eligible for a scholarship to cover tuition charges after other grants have been applied.  Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Verification of age may be requested.

GPA N/A
Amount Tuition only. Does not include fees, books, or other expenses.
Major Any Major

Application: See your Belmont College Academic Advisor when registering to apply.

Established by the St. Clairsville American Legion Post #159, this scholarship is awarded to a first-year student enrolled full-time in a degree or certificate program. Applicants must be able to show financial need and verify that they are the child or grandchild of a veteran of the United States Armed Forces — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. “Veteran” is further defined as an individual who has served a minimum of 24 hours on active duty and is currently serving, retired, or otherwise holds an honorable discharge. The recipient will be selected by the St. Clairsville American Legion.

GPA N/A
Amount One – $1,000 for the academic year
Major All degree or certificate seeking majors

General Scholarship Application

Established by the St. Clairsville American Legion Post #159, this scholarship is awarded to a first-year student enrolled full-time in a degree or certificate program. Applicants must be able to show financial need and verify that they are the child or grandchild of a veteran of the United States Armed Forces — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. “Veteran” is further defined as an individual who has served a minimum of 24 hours on active duty and is currently serving, retired, or otherwise holds an honorable discharge.  The recipient will be selected by the St. Clairsville American Legion.

Applicants must be:

  • A resident of the St. Clairsville/Richland Township school district
  • A high school graduate (or possess a GED)
  • Enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program
  • In need of financial assistance as determined by the Belmont College Financial Aid Office per the completion of a FAFSA

The scholarship winner must attend one Rotary meeting to receive the scholarship funds.
The Belmont staff will inform you of which meeting to attend.

GPA N/A
Amount One – $500
Major Any degree-seeking major

St. Clairsville Rotary Scholarship Application

The Trustees Scholarship is available to all high school seniors who reside in Belmont, Harrison, or Monroe Counties in Ohio. The Trustees Scholarship covers tuition charges only after other grants have been applied. Fees, books, and materials are not covered.  Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

GPA N/A
Amount Varies
Major All degrees and certificates

Trustees Scholarship Application

Questions?

Financial Aid Office

740.695.8510
financialaid@belmontcollege.edu