Highlights Scholarships and Grants

Dorsey Schools Institutional Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships

Cosmetology Instructor with student Dorsey Schools offers some scholarship opportunities to students. One of the main goals of the Financial Aid Department, which oversees a majority of these scholarship awards, is to locate as many eligible students as possible and assist them in funding their education.

Ruth Dorsey Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is offered in memory of Ruth Dorsey, founder of Dorsey Schools. Dorsey Schools awards one (1) full scholarship annually for any Dorsey Schools career training program of the student’s choice, up to $16,000. (Full scholarship, after application for Federal Pell Grant, will be disbursed on a quarterly basis.)

Karen Cortis Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is offered in memory of Karen Cortis, a long-time Director of Education at Dorsey Schools. One (1) half-scholarship per campus will be awarded annually, for any Dorsey Schools career training program of the student’s choice, up to $8,000. (Half scholarship, after application for Federal Pell Grant, will be disbursed on a quarterly basis.)

Memorial Scholarship Application Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be scheduled to graduate high school or have passed the test of General Educational Development (GED) any time during the scholarship period.*
  • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 through his/her junior and senior years of high school or GED equivalent.
  • Complete a scholarship application, signed by a representative of Dorsey Schools, and submit a copy of the high school diploma or GED.
  • Provide evidence of acceptance.

* Refer to the scholarship application for exact dates.

A maximum of one (1) scholarship may be awarded to any single applicant. Recipients of scholarships must commence training as indicated in the scholarship brochure.

Military Award Scholarship – Dorsey will offer two (2) annual scholarships per campus to any active duty member or honorably discharged veteran of any United States military service branch for attendance at the selected campus. The value of this scholarship is $1,000, and awards will be made by the Dorsey Scholarship Committee. The purpose of the Military Award Scholarship is to help those with military service receive a career education and make the transition from military to civilian life. (Scholarships will be disbursed on a quarterly basis, one scholarship per student).

Grants

Dorsey Students in classDorsey Schools Grant (DSG)

The Dorsey Schools Grant is awarded based on the following criteria: Students must first apply for Federal Student Aid funds using the FAFSA on the web application. Students who are not eligible for a Pell Grant may be eligible to receive the Dorsey Schools Grant.

The Dorsey Schools Grant is awarded by the campus (Institutional Aid) from limited funds, and will be awarded to eligible students until the allocation for the year has been met. The Grant is awarded by payment periods up to a maximum of $2,500, based on the total number of credit or clock hours in the Dorsey Schools career program the student is enrolled in. Students should visit their Financial Aid Office for more information.

This institutional grant is intended to help students reduce or eliminate the need to utilize a private loan, including the Dorsey Institutional Loan. To remain eligible, students must be in an active school status. The Dorsey Schools Grant can only be used to cover direct cost incurred by the student (e.g., tuition, fees); it cannot be used to cover other educationally-related expenses that a student may have (e.g., travel, room and board, etc.).