New Sinclair scholarship program offered to Dayton’s students: Your questions answered

Sinclair Community College graduation was held at the University of Dayton Arena Thursday, May 6, 2021. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

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Sinclair Community College graduation was held at the University of Dayton Arena Thursday, May 6, 2021. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

Sinclair has started a new program aimed to help 60 Class of 2021 Dayton Public Schools graduates continue their education immediately this fall.

Dayton Daily News reporters dug into the program’s details and reported on how it will impact graduating seniors. Consider joining efforts to produce quality local journalism like these recent investigations with a Dayton Daily News subscription.

Your questions answered on the new scholarship program:

What are the program’s requirements?

The $1,000 scholarships ($500 for each semester) will go to students who posted at least a 2.0 GPA and had 90% or better attendance their senior year of high school.

How did the program begin?

College applications and enrollment were down overall in Ohio this year as COVID caused financial strain and uncertainty for many families.

Dayton school officials said they emailed a survey to the many students who fit the criteria, asking whether they had already applied to Sinclair, or would attend if they received the scholarship. Sinclair then took that information and chose 60 students for the scholarships.

How much do Sinclair students pay on average?

A student with a traditional full-time college course load (15 credit hours per semester) would pay about $1,890 per semester at Sinclair before any financial aid.

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