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Belmont College has a long list of available scholarships awarded by the Financial Aid Office to incoming freshmen and/or transfer students, as well as current students. Additionally, some scholarships are awarded by various departments of the College on the basis of students’ majors and/or special abilities.

Any student enrolled in for-credit courses may apply for one or more scholarships. Please note that the specific criteria and requirements of each scholarship may vary, therefore be sure to apply only for those scholarships for which you are eligible. Some scholarships may require separate or additional applications. The Scholarship Guide can provide more detailed information regarding application details.

Private scholarships administered by Belmont College and/or the Belmont College Foundation are funded in a variety of ways including endowment earnings and/or annual donations from individuals, foundations or corporations. Because earnings are contingent on investment performance and donations are at the discretion of the donor, Belmont College reserves the right to increase, decrease or eliminate the amounts available for individual private scholarships without notice. Belmont College is not obligated to award private scholarships in years when funds designated for such purposes are not available.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.



A generous donation to the Belmont College Foundation was given by the estate of Dr. Mary Ellen Clay to establish a nursing scholarship endowment in memory of her parents Walter C. and Christena Stevens Clay. Income from this fund will be devoted to scholarships for students pursuing associate degrees or certificates in registered nursing or practical nursing. Students must complete the FAFSA as funds are awarded after available grants are applied. Preference is given to students from Harrison, Guernsey, Tuscarawas, and Belmont Counties in Ohio.

GPA: 2.75

Amount: One-Two – Up to $2,250 per semester for 4 consecutive semesters (summer optional) based on available funds to cover tuition, fees and required books after other grants are applied. (depending on funds)

Major: Registered Nursing, Practical Nursing

ApplicationGeneral Application


Designed to enhance student achievement for an associate degree in the area of engineering or industrial technology. Applicants must be enrolled in 6+ credit hours and complete the FAFSA. Applicants must also turn in two letters of recommendation.

GPA: 3.0

Amount: Two- $1,000

Major: Electronics Technology, Industrial Electronics or Mechanics, Civil Engineering

ApplicationGeneral Application


Awarded each year to an Licensed Practical Nursing student and an Associate Degree Nursing student (nominated by nursing faculty) who exemplify the following performance criteria:

  • Demonstrates competent bedside nursing care
  • Applies theoretical concepts to clinical practice
  • Maintains professional attitude and behavior
  • Implements nurse-patient relationships

This award is presented following completion of the first semester of study in the LPN program and following the first two semesters in the ADN program.


Amount: Two-as funds are available

Major: LPN & ADN

Application: Nominated by nursing faculty


This scholarship is funded by Belmont College employees who donate to the Annual Employee Fund Drive. The goals of providing this institutional scholarship award are to encourage persistence within the higher education system in Belmont, Harrison, and Monroe Counties (Ohio) and to identify and support students who desire a college education and possess a proven record of academic excellence.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Must be enrolled at least half time (6+ hours)
  • Have successfully completed at least 30 Semester hours
  • Be a resident of Belmont, Harrison, or Monroe County
  • Complete the FAFSA

GPA: 3.0

Amount: Two- $500

Major: All Degree Seeking Majors

ApplicationGeneral Application


Provides financial assistance to students from Ohio County, West Virginia and Marshall County, West Virginia, in their quest for post-secondary education. This scholarship is designed to support the dreams of a student(s) who needs financial assistance; funds are not awarded  simply based upon academic performance.


Nursing faculty submit nominations based on the following criteria: This scholarship is presented following completion of the first two semesters of study in the Licensed Practical Nursing program, and after the first semester of the Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse program. Funds awarded must be used toward direct educational expenses.

Applicants must:

  • Exhibit professional attitude and behavior
  • Submit an essay of at least 500 words (or more) on the topic of “The Importance of Bedside Nursing”

GPA: 3.0

Amount: Two- $500 (1 for LPN, 1 for TAN)

Major: Practical Nursing, Transitional Nursing

Application: See a Nursing Faculty Member to apply


Provides access to educational services at Belmont College for qualified unemployed persons and/or their dependent(s).

Applicants must be:

  • Unemployed due to layoff (student, spouse or guardian/parent)
  • Provide written verification of layoff or plant closing (on company letterhead)
  • Provide verification of eligibility for unemployment compensation
  • Be a legal resident of the state of Ohio

GPA: 2.5

Amount: Tuition, Fees and Books minus other forms of aid. Quantity is as funds remain.

Major: All Degree Seeking Majors

ApplicationHilda Burrows Application


This scholarship honors the memory of Kim Taylor, an ADN student in the class of 1988. Nursing faculty submit nominations based on the following criteria:

  • Manifest professional behavior
  • Exhibits competent clinical practice
  • Establishes therapeutic interactions
  • Develops self-awareness
  • Applies theoretical concepts to practice


Amount: One-Two – as funds are available

Major: ADN

Application: See a Nursing Faculty Member to apply


Applied directly to the recipients account to be used to help meet the direct educational expenses of tuition/fees and books/supplies. Extra consideration shall be given to those candidates who have expressed interest or are currently employed in mining or mining related engineering occupations, but the scholarships are not restricted to these persons.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Have successfully completed 30 Semester credit hours in the program major
  • Demonstrate financial need by completion the FAFSA

GPA: 3.0

Amount: One- $500

Major: Electronics Technology, Industrial Electronics, Civil Engineering, Welding Technology

ApplicationGeneral Application


The Nita C. Lewis Pathway to Nursing Scholarship was established by Mr. J.I. Lewis in memory of his wife, Nita, who served as a paramedic instructor for Belmont College. Candidates must reside in Belmont County and be in pursuit of an associate degree in registered nursing or a certificate in practical nursing. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are non-traditional students and/or whose service as an EMT or as a Paramedic can be verified through the Ohio Department of Public Safety. In addition to the General Application, applicants must submit a short essay stating why they want to become a nurse.


Amount: The number and amount of the scholarship(s) are based on available funds.

Major: Associate Degree Nursing, or Practical Nursing

ApplicationGeneral Application


Senior citizens (persons age 60 years or older) who are Ohio residents, are granted a scholarship for tuition when enrolled in a regularly scheduled credit course on a space available basis. Verification of age may be requested.


Amount: Tuition only. Does not include fees, books or other expenses.

Major: Any Major

Application: See your academic advisor when registering to apply

St. Clairsville American Legion Citizenship Scholarship

Established by the St. Clairsville American Legion Post #159, this scholarship will be awarded to a first-year student enrolled full-time in a degree or certificate program. Applicants must be able to show financial need and able to verify that they are the child or grandchild of a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. Veteran is further defined as an individual who has served a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours on active duty and is currently serving, retired, or otherwise holds an honorable discharge. In addition to the General Application, applicants must submit a short essay (no longer than one page) that addresses their level of need and any reasons that they should be selected.


Amount: $500 for the fall semester and $500 for the spring semester for a total of $1,000 for the academic year

Major: All degree or certificate seeking majors

Application: General Application


Provides educational financial assistance to residents of the St. Clairsville/Richland Township school district.

Applicants must be:

  • A resident of the St. Clairsville/Richland Township school district;
  • A high school graduate (or possess a GED);
  • Enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program; and
  • In need of financial assistance as determined by the Belmont College Financial Aid Office.
  • The scholarship winner must attend one Rotary meeting to receive the scholarship monies.

The Belmont staff will inform you of which meeting to attend to receive your scholarship check.


Amount: One- $500

Major: Any degree seeking major

ApplicationSt. Clairsville Rotary Application


Applicable to tuition and fees for both credit and non-credit degree programs and courses.


Amount: Total awards determined annually.

Major: Any

ApplicationGeneral Application

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