The Grove City Higher Education Program provides two investment programs for residents attending college or a skilled trades labor program. The annual application deadlines are July 1 for fall semester, November 1 for winter/spring semesters and April 1 for summer semester.

College Scholarship Investment Program

The College Scholarship  Program is designed to assist students with the financial obligations of obtaining a post-secondary education.

To qualify, a student must prove residency within the City of Grove City’s corporation limit, attend a participating school and agree to perform 10 hours of qualified community service for full-time students and five hours for part-time students. The student must also maintain a C (2.0) average per semester.

Full-time students receive a $1,000 tuition payment to the student’s participating school each semester (12+ credit hours) and part-time students receive a $500 tuition payment (6-11 credit hours). Each qualifying student can reapply each semester and receive a maximum of $12,000.

The participating schools include Columbus State Community College and Ohio Dominican University, providing classes at the South-Western City Schools Career Academy, 4750 Big  Run South Road (qualifying students may also attend Columbus State’s main, Delaware and regional campuses) and Ohio Christian University at Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road.

Funding of approved application is subject to City Council approval.

Download the Grove City Higher Education Investment Program application, affidavit of residency, promissory note and scholarship agreement.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicant must submit the application, affidavit of residency, promissory note and scholarship agreement each semester funds are requested. After the first semester of funding, students applying for additional funds will need to also submit a transcript of courses completed for the semester. Submit completed application, affidavit and promissory note to Grove City Clerk of Council,  4035 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43123 by the appropriate semester deadline.

Grove City Skilled Trades Labor Award Program

The Skilled Trades Labor Award is designed to assist Grove City residents seeking a license or certification in a skilled trade.

WHO MAY APPLY

Any Grove City resident seeking a license or certified skilled trade education; enrolled in a Registered Apprenticeship Program through the State of Ohio Apprenticeship Council AND approved by the Grove City Higher Education Investment Committee.

QUALIFYING USES OF THE AWARDS

The apprenticeship expenses that qualify for up to $700 a year, with a maximum of $2,100 per student include:

  1. Tuition/fees
  2. Coursework and books
  3. Mandatory license/membership fees associated directly with the qualified program during the apprenticeship
  4. Specific equipment for trade as shown on school requirements list or approved by instructor
  5. Public transportation to and from school

STUDENT PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Applicant must be:

  1. A resident of the City of Grove City, and
  2. A registered apprentice in a program approved by the State of Ohio Apprenticeship Council and provide proof thereof; and
  3. Approved by the Grove City Higher Education Investment Committee.

Applicant must:

  1. Complete an application, including Affidavit of Residency and any other documentation necessary to qualify the student for the program.
  2. Show proof of passage of the cycle/semester/term by submitting documentation to the Clerk of Council.
  3. Complete 10 volunteer service hours every cycle/semester/term to the City of Grove City through the Keep Grove City Beautiful program; the VIP program; Gardens at Gantz Volunteers; the Citizens Police Academy; or such other volunteer activity or City program as approved by the Committee and submit proof to the Clerk of Council on the volunteer form(s).
  4.  File Qualifying Usage Form with attached receipts/qualifying documentation/school equipment list to Clerk of Council.

Download the Grove City Skilled Trades Labor Program application.

Submit completed application to Grove City Clerk of Council,  4035 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43123 by the appropriate semester deadline.