For current year graduates of Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Perry, Pickaway, Ross, and Vinton County High Schools
Students will receive $1,000 per academic year. To apply, simply follow the steps below:
- Apply for admission to Hocking College for the autumn or spring semester at apply.hocking.edu.
- Apply for Federal and State financial aid programs using the FAFSA at www.FAFSA.gov and complete all financial aid requirements.
- Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours in your program. Students must be registered prior to the first day of the semester in order to receive an award for that term. Flex courses do not count as part of a student’s eligibile credit hours.
- Attend autumn or spring semester classes within one year of graduating high school.
Awards will be applied to the student account each semester after verifying that eligibility requirements have been met. Any District Scholars award amounts listed on your Financial Aid Notification are pending semester review of eligibility.
To maintain eligibility for the District Scholars Scholarship, students must:
Remain enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours).
Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). SAP guidelines can be found at www.hocking.edu/financial-aid.
As long as the student maintains eligibility, District Scholars funds will be available for the duration of the student’s first associate degree at Hocking College, up to four semesters.
A student who withdraws from the college will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension which means you lose eligibility for all types of financial aid (federal, state, and institutional funds). If you lose your eligibility, you have an opportunity to file a SAP appeal explaining any extenuating circumstances that contributed to failure to meet SAP guidelines as well as reasons for withdrawing. If your appeal is approved, you may regain eligibility for the District Scholars Scholarship, not to exceed four semesters.