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David Scholar Frequently Asked Questions

For Applicants:

When is the deadline to turn in the scholarship for consideration?
The deadline for scholarship applications is April 15th of your senior year of high school (for enrollment
into college in the fall semester of the same calendar year).

Can I apply for the scholarship if I attend a high school outside of Stark County, Ohio?
No, the scholarship is only available to seniors graduating from a Stark County, Ohio high school OR be a resident of Stark County graduating from
an online accredited program.

Can I apply if I am home schooled?
Yes, as long as you are a resident of Stark County and will be graduating from an online accredited program.

Can I use the scholarship for room and board?
Yes, scholarship funds can be used for room and board, as long as it is on campus and paid directly to your school.

Can I apply if I'm already in college?
No, the scholarship is only available to high school seniors.

Can I use the scholarship for Graduate school?
Scholarship funds can only be used for undergraduate or other post-secondary education.

Do I have to attend an Ohio college?
No, you can attend any accredited college or university in the continental United States.

Can I apply for the scholarship if I have already taken dual credit or post secondary courses but am still a senior in high school?
Yes, you are still eligible to apply for the David Scholar Scholarship, but please be aware that if you end up graduating early, scholarship
installments cannot be accelerated or "doubled up".

Why do you need my parents' tax information?
The David Scholarship is based on financial need. Tax information for your parents helps us to determine the most qualified applicants relative to
this measure.

How do you determine the financial need of the applicant?
In order to determine financial need, we look at:
  •  The family income on the tax return of both parents
  •  The expected family contribution (EFC) from the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA
  •  The financial aid award letter from the college or university being attended

Can I use the scholarship for a trade school?
Yes, scholarship funds can be used for trade school, as long as the school is accredited.

Can I apply if my sibling(s) have already received a scholarship?
Yes, siblings of previous scholarship recipients can apply. However, this has a significant impact on our decision process. We want to help as many
different families that we can, but do take into account any significant changes to the household since the previous scholarship was awarded to that
family. With all things being equal between two applicants, if one of the applicants has a sibling that received the scholarship in the past and the
other applicant does not, the applicant whose family has never received a scholarship would be more likely awarded the scholarship.

When are scholarship awards announced?
All applicants will be notified via email by the end of June. Scholarship recipients will be also be announced on our website and our Facebook page.

Where do I get an application?
Please use this link to create an online profile and application.

Who can I contact if I have a question?
Contact Christy Melert with any questions at (330) 479-0200 or christy@davidfoundation.org
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Over 1,500 students from
Stark County have
benefited from the David
Scholar program.