Frequently Asked Questions
Continue reading to get the answers to common questions regarding your Worthington scholarship, other financial aid, payment plans, grants, and more. If you don’t see your question included on this page, reach out to our team who are always ready to lend a helping hand.
What is a B- grade point average or a C- grade point average?
We use your high school’s grading system when determining eligibility for the Worthington Scholarship. For further clarification, please contact your high school guidance counselor.
How much is the scholarship amount per semester?
- $2,065 per semester at a partner 4-year college.
- $1,500 per semester for the length of a student’s community college program.
- For students beginning college in the Fall 2023 semester and after, the scholarship amount will be increased to $2,125 per semester.
When will I find out if I am awarded a Worthington Scholarship?
In most cases, at your high school’s award ceremony or graduation.
How do I make sure the scholarship appears on my student account?
- You must notify your college of all scholarships you receive.
- When you have set up a WorthingtonConnect student portal account and your Worthington Scholarship award agreement is signed, we will communicate directly with your college financial aid office that you are a Worthington Scholar.
How is my Worthington scholarship paid?
For each semester you are eligible to receive a payment, it will be paid directly to your college and credited to your account.
How do I stay eligible for funding? What happens if I don’t meet the requirements?
- To remain eligible, you must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher and at least 12 credits each semester. You must also enroll in at least 12 credits for the next regular semester (fall or spring).
- If you do not meet the requirements for a semester, WSF staff will inform you about your status and how to regain eligibility. Please read and respond to all emails, texts, and WorthingtonConnect communications from the Foundation staff.
Will this scholarship pay for summer courses at my college?
- You must contact WSF staff for approval.
- You must enroll in at least 12 credit hours.
- If you receive a scholarship payment for summer courses, you must earn at least 12 credit hours and a 2.0 GPA or higher to receive payment in the following semester you attend a Worthington partnering college full-time.
What happens if I enroll or transfer to another college?
Please notify the Foundation as soon as possible of your transfer. To retain your scholarship, you must attend a Worthington partnering college full-time.
How long do I have to retain my scholarship eligibility?
- Up to 6 years for a 4-year college enrollment.
- Up to 4 years for community college enrollment, depending on the major.
- If you graduate from community college within the timeline of your degree program, you may be eligible to continue your Worthington scholarship at a 4-year partnering college. Please contact WSF if you are considering continuing on to a 4-year college.
What if I need to take a break from school?
Contact your student support advisor at WSF to discuss receiving a waiver of attendance
Can I receive a Worthington scholarship if I take a gap year after high school?
No, you must start college in the fall after your high school graduation.