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Sinclair Community College offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students.

Sinclair's institutional scholarships include need-based and merit-based awards to new and currently enrolled students ranging from $100 - $5,000 per year. Typically, students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA; for the first semester, the GPA requirement is waived for new students. Students may be eligible for more than one institutional scholarship per academic year.

Competitive scholarships are also available to students on a departmental basis. Students should contact their department to determine if scholarships are offered for their department.

High School Merit Scholarships - These scholarships are offered each year to high school seniors planning to enroll at Sinclair in the Fall semester after graduation. They range in amount from $2,000 - $3,000 per year and include the following awards for Montgomery County residents: Presidential Scholarship (3.5 minimum high school GPA required) and the Virginia McNeal Scholarship (3.0 minimum high school GPA required). A Regional Scholarship is offered to non-Montgomery County residents (3.0 minimum high school GPA required). Further information regarding those scholarships can be found at

Foundation Scholarships - The Sinclair Foundation annually funds scholarships through endowment earnings and cash gifts to the college. Scholarships are available to currently enrolled Sinclair students, graduating high school seniors, and adults entering college for the first time. Students with enough Pell Grant and other grants to cover tuition, books and fees are typically not considered for these scholarships.

Other criteria such as program of study, academics and community service may also be considered. Online applications can be submitted at

External Scholarships - Several scholarships are awarded by agencies, clubs, and organizations outside of Sinclair. Students are encouraged to periodically check the External Scholarship Resources and other scholarship resources link on the web at

Visit for additional scholarship information including application and selection details.
  • Last Revised: 08/02/2023