Foundation Scholarships

The scholarship application for the 2023-2024 academic year will open on January 13, 2023.

The priority cut-off date for the 2023-2024 application is March 12, 2023.
(Applications will be accepted after this date but the application will not have priority selection if applying after March 12.)

Owens Foundation scholarships assist students financially so they can pursue and complete their education. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Generally, scholarships are awarded to students based on a set of criteria such as a certain field of study or major, academic performance, or community service. Scholarships also may be established to support a specific career field.


  • Application – Students only need to submit one general application for each academic year to be considered for available Foundation scholarships in which they meet the criteria. Scholarships are available each academic year and are subject to available funding. Students will need to reapply each year.
  • Personal Statement – Owens Foundation scholarships require an essay/personal statement of at least 300 words that includes your education and career goals. Students are encouraged to contact the Writing Center for help with writing the  essay/personal statement (Dates and times of availability may vary). Please email for assistance. Please do not include student’s name in this essay.
  • FAFSA – Scholarships based on financial need require you to have a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. Please use school code 005753 when completing the FAFSA to ensure it is on file with Owens Community College.
  • Award Amounts – The dollar amounts awarded to students will vary by scholarship and are generally split between fall and spring semesters.


Please read Establishing a Scholarship or Program Fund for more information about establishing scholarship or program funds.

Owens Community College Foundation has a one-step application process. Students will be considered for all scholarships for which they qualify based on the established criteria.


View a complete listing and brief description of all scholarships offered through the Owens Foundation.

Contact for any scholarship questions.

You can view additional scholarship information for applications that are available outside of the Owens Foundation by visiting our Scholarships webpage.