scholarship resources

Applying for scholarships is a long process, but these tips and resources can make it a little easier!

finding the funds

  • See our resources below to learn about local and national scholarships you may qualify for. IKIC has both a scholarship and grant available to CCS graduates.
  • Talk to your school counselor or IKIC College Advising Manager about how to start applying
  • Make a clear list of everything you are required to turn in with your application so you do not forget anything.
  • Pay attention to deadlines. These will vary from scholarship to scholarship so make sure you have them organized.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to think through the essay prompts.
  • When writing your essay, make an outline first.
  • Write a 1st draft and have someone you trust (teacher, school counselor, parent, IKIC College Advising Manager) edit the 1st draft. After making their suggested edits, have a 2nd editor look over the 2nd draft.
  • Type your final draft and print a few copies, one for you to send and a couple for you to keep in your files.

I Know I Can Founders’ Scholarship

The I Know I Can Founders’ Scholarship is available to Columbus City Schools high school seniors enrolling in a full-time, 4-year baccalaureate program at an accredited college. Worth up to $10,000 per year.

I Know I Can Grant

The I Know I Can Grant is for eligible Columbus City Schools graduates currently enrolled in college. The I Know I Can Grant is worth up to $1,200.

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