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. In 2018, we are proud to partner with to help students access our scholarship process and others to help the dream of college come true.

Students who attend high school in our service area and whose families meet Circle’s financial guidelines are eligible to apply for a scholarship. 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.

The first step? Students graduating from high school this year should visit to set up an account and complete a General Application. When that is done, they will see Circle as one of the available scholarship programs. Click on Circle to continue the process.

Students who received a scholarship from Circle last year are also eligible to apply. They should visit and click on “Circle Of Concern Renewal Scholarship.”

The deadline to apply through is 3 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018.



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.