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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I apply for a scholarship?

You can apply online for SCC scholarships by the appropriate deadline.

How do I know if I am eligible for a scholarship?

Scholarship criteria vary, and so we encourage all students to apply for a scholarship.

When is the deadline for the scholarship application?

There are three deadlines throughout the year:  March 1st (Priority Deadline for the Fall semester), July 1st (Secondary Deadline for residual scholarships for the Fall semester), and December 1st (Deadline for scholarships for the Spring semester).

What is required to apply?

Students wishing to apply for scholarships will need to provide the following:

  1. A completed scholarship application
  2. A completed admissions application
  3. A copy of the student’s grade transcript (may be official or unofficial)
  4. ACT, SAT, or Compass test results
  5. A copy of the current year’s family federal tax return 
    a. The top two pages of the 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ are necessary.
    b. Students who do not file taxes may include a statement with the scholarship application, otherwise they will only be considered for academic scholarships.

I am still in high school, when can I apply for scholarships?

High school seniors can begin applying for SCC scholarships for the March 1st deadline of their senior year. 

The Mary Jo Young scholarship is for high school seniors and juniors, and so students will need to apply by the Mary Jo Young deadline, which can be found at

How long does the process take?

The scholarship process depends on a number of factors, but the general time frame is that the process takes an average of two weeks from the deadline.  This can vary and should not be viewed as a guarantee.

What happens if I am not awarded a scholarship?

If you are not selected to receive a scholarship, then you will be notified by email after the deadline.  Your scholarship application will remain open until the end of the calendar year.

Why wasn’t I selected for a scholarship?

Scholarship awards are competitive by nature, and the committee attempts to select the best applicants each round.  Each scholarship and scholarship applicant is different in nature, so there is no general answer to this question.

I don’t live with my parents, do I have to provide their tax information?

It depends on the circumstance, but in most cases students under the age 24 will need to provide their parents’ tax information in addition to their own tax information.

Are there other types of scholarships available?

Yes, there are various external scholarships available from local, national, and global sources.  Organizations such as KHEAA, Fastweb, and Scholarship Experts provide free services to help students find other sources of funding.  Please be cautious when applying through external websites as there are many scholarship scams available on the Internet.

Will scholarships transfer?

Whether or not a scholarship will transfer is based on the terms and conditions.  For example, SCC scholarships will not transfer to other institutions, but an external scholarship may transfer.  Students will need to check with the scholarship donor or organization for more information.