I Know I Can
Helping Columbus City School Students Enter and Succeed in College

IKIC Founders' Scholarship

The I Know I Can Founders' Scholarship is worth up to $10,000 and can be renewed for up to 4 years.  Qualifying seniors must submit this year's application on or before 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014.

Am I Eligible?

  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Graduating Senior from CCS High School
  • Minimum attendance rate of 93% throughout high school
  • Continuous enrollment in CCS district in 9th - 12th grades
  • Passes all 5 parts of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) by January 31, 2014
  • Have taken the ACT and/or SAT
  • Completed 120 required hours for the internship credit
  • Submitted the FAFSA prior to the Founders' Scholarship Application Deadline
  • Have demonstrated financial need for college
How do I apply?
  • Click Here to download and print your application for completion and submission. 
  • Along with your application, you will need to submit:
    • Official High School Transcript
    • A copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR)
    • Two letters of recommendation (one from your high school principal or counselor and one from a non-family member)
      • Recommendation forms can either be printed, completed and mailed in or found on our web site for electronic submission. Direct your recommendors to this site for copies of the recommendation forms.
    • 250-500 word personal statement (see application for details)
    • 250-500 word essay (see application for details)
  • Submit all of these pieces by end of day Friday February 28, 2014
  • Submit your application one of the following ways:
    • Hand Deliver or Mail to:
      I Know I Can
      ATTN: Founders' Scholarship Selection Committee
      3798 E. Broad Street
      Columbus, OH 43213
    • Fax the completed documents to:
    • E-mail as an attachment to:
      *PLEASE NOTE: If e-mailing the application as an attachment, follow these instructions:
      • Save the completed and scanned application to your computer so the name contains your First Initial, Last Name and "FoundersApp" (for example: jsmithfoundersapp.pdf)
      • Attach the app with the new name to an e-mail message addressed to scholarship@iknowican.org

**NOTE: The IKIC Founders' Scholarship application does not take the place of the I Know I Can Grant application.  You must submit applications for each award if you wish to be considered for both, but you are only eligible to receive one of the awards.

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