Certificate Scholarship

Provides $250 for a student who demonstrates a serious commitment to academic success in a certificate program.


Applicants who are enrolled in a certificate program.


To apply, candidates for the Certificate Scholarship must:

  • Submit a letter of recommendation by an instructor or program director who has observed the student’s commitment to academic excellence.
  • The student will submit an essay that explains the student’s commitment to academic success measured by the following characteristics:
    • High academic achievement
    • Cooperative and collaborative behavior in class or online
    • Demonstrates the determination to succeed despite life’s challenges
    • Exhibits the highest level of professional behavior
  • Be enrolled in a certificate program.
  • Have completed at least one full term of classes.
  • Be registered for 6 credits or more.
  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Complete Financial Aid for the term in which the scholarship is being requested.


  • An individual may only receive the Certificate Scholarship one time.
  • Four (4) Certificate Scholarships will be awarded each year.
  • Certificate Scholarships will be awarded in the order they are received each year.

No stipends are allowed.


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