Dayton, Ohio – Sixty high school seniors from Dayton Public Schools (DPS) are on their way to two-year degrees, advanced job skill training programs, or transfer programs at Sinclair Community College, thanks to new scholarships. Sinclair is awarding the scholarships to students at each of the seven DPS high schools. The new scholarships enhance Sinclair’s efforts to provide college-to-career pathways for high school students in the Dayton region, while also rewarding strong attendance as part of DPS’ ongoing “Be Present for a Better Future” attendance campaign.
“Our students have worked incredibly hard during this very challenging year,” said Dr. Elizabeth J. Lolli, Superintendent of DPS. “Many students are also facing uncertainty or considering a delay in college due to various obstacles. However, these scholarships are paving a path for our students to gain the vital skills and education they need for rewarding careers. The scholarships also reinforce the importance of daily attendance. We look forward to building upon our strong partnership with Sinclair College to provide these opportunities for our students.”
The Sinclair College/DPS scholarships are awarded based on student achievement and attendance. DPS students selected for the scholarships achieved a minimum 2.00 GPA and 90% attendance their senior year (2020-21). Each student is eligible to receive up to $1,000 that will be split between Fall Term 2021 and Spring Term 2022.
“This is another example of Sinclair’s commitment to helping more students in the Dayton region earn more credentials faster and for less money,” said Dr. Steve Johnson, President of Sinclair Community College. “These students are embarking on an exciting higher education journey that will prepare them for in-demand career pathways. In addition, Sinclair’s talented team of advisors will provide one-on-one assistance for each student to ensure their college and career goals are aligned with their academic plans.”
Sinclair’s case managers will assist the students with enrollment and advising. Students maintaining the 2.0 grade point average at Sinclair will be considered for a second year of funding in 2022-23, pending the availability of additional funding.
Sinclair College offers nearly 300 degree and certificate programs, including specialized and technical areas of study that are in high demand in the Dayton region. Sinclair students can choose course options that work best for their schedules, including in-person, online, virtual, and blended. Visit sinclair.edu for more information.
About Dayton Public Schools
The Dayton Public School District has more than 12,000 students across 28 schools. The district serves students in preschool through high school and aims to boost student achievement at all levels. DPS offers 26 career tech programs, College Credit Plus, art and music opportunities at all grade levels, and more. The mission of the Dayton Public School District is to equip students to achieve success in a global society by implementing an effective and rigorous curriculum with fidelity.
About Sinclair Community College
Sinclair College continues to have one of the lowest tuitions in the State of Ohio while still providing the highest-quality education. Sinclair College offers nearly 300 degree and certificate programs, including specialized and technical areas of study that are in high demand in the Dayton region. Sinclair is recognized as a local and national leader in delivering high-quality and affordable higher education. One of the oldest and best-known community colleges in the nation, Sinclair was founded in 1887 and is a board member of the prestigious League for Innovation in the Community College.
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