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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. 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.


Please contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions. 


List of Scholarships:



AEP Scholarship


American Electric Power is the benefactor of the AEP Scholarship to aid students with financial need. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and be at 200% below the poverty level. See the AEP Scholarship Application for more details.


GPA: 2.75

Amount: Two- $3,000 awarded to a first-year student – under 30 hrs earned.  (Each student will get $1,000 their first year and if still eligible will get $2,000 the second year.)  One -$1,500 for a second-year student – over 30 hrs earned.

Major: Industrial Electronics and Power Plant Technology

Application: AEP Scholarship Application


Allegheny Restoration Scholarship


Allegheny Restoration specializes in the restoration of historic structures that date as far back as the late seventeenth century. With locations in West Virginia and Ohio, the firm practices its craft all over the country. The purpose of the Allegheny Restoration Scholarship is to provide full tuition financial assistance for two semesters to one, first-year student who is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Building Preservation/Restoration (BPR). Special consideration will be given to applications recommended by the BPR program chair.



Amount: Full tuition for two semesters to one, first-year student

Major: Building Preservation/Restoration

Application: General Application 


Angelina Stone & Marble Scholarship


The Angelina Stone & Marble Scholarship is designed to assist students in the Building Preservation/Restoration program who demonstrate potential for academic success. Students must be enrolled full-time in the BPR program, be exceptional in their class and be in need financial assistance.


GPA: 3.00

Amount: Two-$500

Major: BPR

Application: General Application


Belmont County Medical Society Scholarship


This scholarship is designed to be given to a student who has completed at least one year of study in a medical related career program. Eligible applicants must be Ohio residents, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be in need of financial aid.


GPA: 3.0

Amount: $1,000

Major: Medical Related Career Program

ApplicationGeneral Application 


Belmont Savings Bank Scholarship


Belmont Savings Bank is the benefactor of this scholarship. The scholarship will be given to a second-year student (30+ total credit hours) who is enrolled in a two-year business program and is either working in the financial services industry or is planning for a career in this industry.


GPA: 2.70

Amount: One- $250

Major: Accounting, Business Administration & Leadership, Small Business Administration & Entrepreneurship, Office Administration

Application: General Application


Clay Family Memorial Nursing Scholarship


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 will be 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

Application: General Application


CONSOL Energy, Inc. Scholarship


CONSOL Energy, Inc. is the benefactor of the CONSOL Scholarship 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

Application: General Application


Donna M. Bukowski, RN Nursing Opportunity Scholarship


The purpose of the Donna M. Bukowski, RN Nursing Opportunity Scholarship is to allow those students pursuing a career in the field of nursing an additional source of funding for tuition costs. This scholarship will function to encourage persistence within the nursing program and support students who desire to continue their college education by becoming registered nurses through our Associate Degree Nursing program.



Amount: One – $500

Major: Associate Degree Nursing

Application: General Application


Elizabeth J. Rubloff Scholarship


This scholarship program is 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


Employee Scholarship


The Belmont College Employee 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

Application: General Application


Francis J. & Edith Jackson Family Scholarship


The purpose of the Francis J. & Edith Jackson Family Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students from Ohio County 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. 


Gust Maistros Scholarship


This scholarship is in honor of Gust Maistros, founder of Bell Nursing Home in St. Clairsville, Ohio. 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 


Hess Corporation Scholarship


Hess Corporation, a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, is the benefactor of the Hess Corporation Scholarship. This scholarship is to be awarded to incoming and current students enrolled in a full and/or part-time associate degree or certificate program.


Incoming Freshman Requirements:

  • Essay
  • High School Transcripts
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Need for Financial Assistance

Current College Student Requirements:

  • Essay
  • College Transcript
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Need for Financial Assistance

Non-traditional Student Requirements:

  • Essay
  • Resume
  • References
  • Need for Financial Assistance


GPA: 3.0 or better (does not apply to incoming non-traditional students)

Amount: Multiple awards, valued at up to $3,000 each, will be awarded.

Major: This scholarship is to be awarded to incoming and current students enrolled in a full and/or part-time associate degree or certificate program.

Application: Hess Application


Hilda Burrows Door-of-Opportunity Scholarship


This scholarship program 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


Kimberly Taylor Memorial Scholarship


The Kimberly Taylor Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Kim Taylor, an ADN student in the class of 1988. Nursing faculty will 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


Mining Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Scholarship


The M.E.-M.M.A. (Mining Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Association) Scholarship will be 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: Two- $500

Major: Electronics Technology, Industrial Electronics, Civil Engineering, Tooling & Machine, Welding Technology

Application: General Application


Nita C. Lewis Pathway to Nursing Scholarship


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 (then Belmont Technical College) and was an outreach educator for Belmont County Emergency Medical Service. To be eligible for the scholarship, 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

Application: General Application


Project Best, Inc. Scholarship


Project Best, Inc. is a cooperative effort between labor and management in the Ohio Valley construction industry. Eligible applicants include employees or dependents of participating contractors and/or construction trade unions that plan to enter a degree-granting institution to pursue a course of study leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree. Awards are based on established academic achievement with criteria to be determined by the institution where application is made.



Amount: $2,000 divided by all who are eligible

Major: Any non-certificate degree seeking major

Application: Project Best Application


Senior Citizen Scholarship


Senior citizens (persons who are 60 years of age or older) who are Ohio residents are granted a scholarship for all instructional fees (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 Rotary Scholarship


The St. Clairsville Rotary Scholarship provides educational financial assistance to residents of the St. Clairsville/Richland Township school district. The following criteria are used to determine eligibility.


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

Application: St. Clairsville Rotary Application


Russell J. and Eleanor M. Woolman Scholarship


Eligible students must be in a program or course that is not covered by Financial Aid. Can be used for Fire Science Courses, STNA, and Workforce Development courses.


GPA: 3.75

Amount: One- $500

Major: Any

Application: General Application