Ending the cycle of poverty is an important part of our mission. Higher education can lead to greater job opportunities and economic circumstances. In support of this, Circle Of Concern offers a dual-focus scholarship program.

High School Seniors

Area high school seniors from low-income families who live in the Circle Of Concern service area are eligible to apply in the spring for tuition funds for the coming school year.

The competitive process for awards includes an in-depth application, references from school personnel and an interview with our scholarship team. Scholarships can be used for tuition at professional trade schools, community colleges or four-year institutions.

Last year’s scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for second-year awards to help with college tuition for their sophomore year.

Download the high school scholarship application, complete (with your high school counselor) and return to Circle. The deadline for submission is April 17, 2017 no later than 3 p.m.

Adult Clients

We also offer scholarships to adult clients pursuing a high school equivalency degree (GED) or those who are in need of specialized job training or certification to find employment.

Clients complete an application outlining their educational goals and what institution they plan to attend. Scholarships can be used for GED-prep classes or at trade schools, technical schools or community colleges.

Adult scholarship applications are available to clients throughout the year.