Highlights Scholarships and Grants

Dorsey Schools Institutional Scholarships & Grants

Institutional Scholarships

Cosmetology Instructor with studentDorsey 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.

 

Great Start Scholarship

The Great Start Scholarship is awarded based on the following criteria:

Students must first apply for Federal Student Aid funds using the FAFSA on the Web application. Students enrolled in a Dorsey Schools credit hour diploma program that have completed their first (1st) term in school may be eligible for the Great Start Scholarship if they meet the following criteria, at the end of the first term of their program;

  • 2.50 GPA
  • At least 80% attendance and
  • Be in good financial standing (current on payments, no outstanding financial aid issues, etc.).

Listed below are Dorsey School’s credit hour diploma programs:

·   Dental Assistant·  Dialysis Patient Care Technician
·   Medical Assistant·  Medical Administration and Billing
·   Pharmacy Technician·  Patient Care Technician
·   Culinary Arts·  HVAC Systems Technician
·   Electrical Technician

 

The scholarship is awarded at the campus (institutional aid) from a limited allocation of funds and will be awarded to eligible students until the allocation for the calendar year has been met. The scholarship will be awarded to students during the second (2nd) term, up to a maximum amount of $400 per student. The amount awarded to each student will be determined by the amount needed to cover their institutional charges for the first (1st) term of the program. Students must be in an active school status at the time of the award.

 

This institutional scholarship is intended to help students reduce or eliminate the need to utilize a private loan, including the Dorsey Institutional Loan. To remain eligible to receive the disbursement students must be in an active school status. The one-time disbursement of the Great Start Scholarship will be posted to a student’s account at the end of the completed term. This scholarship can only be used to cover direct cost incurred by the student (e.g. tuition, fees, textbooks, etc.). It cannot be used to cover other educationally related expenses that a student may have (e.g. travel, room & board, etc.). If eligible Great Start Scholarship recipients receive other forms of financial aid funds that cover all the direct intuitional costs for the first (1st) term of the medical diploma program, the recipient will not be eligible to receive the scholarship.

Karen Cortis – LEADS Scholarship

The Karen Cortis – LEADS Scholarship is awarded based on the following criteria:

Dorsey Schools, in cooperation with the Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools (OMACCS), is offering the Karen Cortis – LEADS Scholarship to ten (10) new students that have recently graduated from a high school in Michigan or Ohio. Students must first apply for Federal Student Aid using the FAFSA on the Web application. The primary objective of this scholarship is to provide students with the education and training necessary to obtain a job in a Michigan business or industry and encourage students to learn more about leadership in their communities and in Michigan. Scholarship recipients will receive up to $2,500. Finances for the scholarships are borne by Dorsey Schools and no state or federal funds are involved.

Who is eligible for the Karen Cortis – LEADS Scholarship?

  • This scholarship is available annually to any current high school senior graduating from any Michigan or Ohio high school by June.
  • The applicant only needs a “C” average or better to apply. Students do not have to demonstrate financial need.
  • Each applicant must be nominated by a local civic or community leader or by a current member of the Michigan Legislature.
  • Any recipient of a scholarship must be able to meet Dorsey School’s entrance requirements.
  • The scholarship recipient must start classes either the summer or the fall term following their high school graduation.

The Karen Cortis – LEADS Scholarship amount awarded will be allocated over the length of the program. Scholarships are not transferable from program to another and funds may be used for tuition, fees and other institutional charges only. A scholarship committee will select the winner for the scholarship. The recipient must meet the requirements of the institution offering the scholarship.  Scholarships recipients will be notified and recipient information will be posted on the OMACCS website at www.omaccs.org.

To apply for the Karen Cortis – LEADS Scholarship applicants will go to the OMACCS scholarship website: www.omaccs.org/scholarships and follow the steps below:

  1. Select Dorsey Schools from the participating schools listed, and then select the program of their choice.
  2. Complete the information on the Scholarship Application and obtain the appropriate signatures.
  3. Submit two current letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, employers, or others, with your application.
  4. A copy of your high school transcript (grades) and attendance records for the past 4 semesters and verification of your grade point average (GPA) signed by the school guidance counselor or principal, must accompany each application.
  5. Submit a written statement of approximately 250 words describing why you want a career in the field you have listed on this application and how you would be successful in this field. This can be typed or handwritten, but must be on the standard 8 ½” X 11” paper. Your name, address, phone number and high school name should be printed in the upper left-hand corner.
  6. Complete the Nomination Form. Choose a civic leader from your community or from the Michigan General Assembly to nominate you for this scholarship. Examples could be: local elected officials, community project leaders, business leaders but no family members, teachers, priests or pastors. Send a note or call your chosen leader to introduce yourself and what you are doing. If they agree, send them a short note with the Nomination Form by email, fax, or U.S. Mail.

NOTE: This form should be returned to you or your counselor from your nominator and then submitted with your application. Scholarship submission deadlines are posted on the OMACCS website.  Applications are to be submitted to: Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools at the following address:

2109 Stella Court, Suite 125, Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614.487.8180 Fax: 614.487.8190

This institutional scholarship is intended to help some students reduce or eliminate the need to utilize a private loan, including the Dorsey Institutional Loan. To remain eligible to receive the disbursement, students must be in an active school status. Disbursements of the Karen Cortis – LEADS Scholarship will be posted to a student’s account at the end of each completed term. This scholarship can only be used to cover direct cost incurred by the student (e.g. tuition, fees, textbooks, etc.). It cannot be used to cover other educationally related expenses that a student may have (e.g. travel, room & board, etc.). If eligible Karen Cortis – LEADS Scholarship recipients receive other forms of financial aid funds that cover all the direct intuitional costs for each term of their program, the recipient will not be eligible to receive the full amount of the scholarship.

 

Institutional Grants

Dorsey Students in class
Dorsey Schools Grant

Institutional grants are intended to help reduce or eliminate the need to utilize a private loan, including the Dorsey Institutional Loan. To remain eligible to receive the disbursement, students must be in an active school status. Disbursements of the Ruth Dorsey Grant, the Pat Fischer Culinary Arts Grant, and the Veterans Grant will be posted to a student’s account at the end of each completed term. This grant can only be used to cover direct cost incurred by the student (e.g. tuition, fees, textbooks, etc.). It cannot be used to cover other educationally related expenses that a student may have (e.g. travel, room & board, etc.). If eligible institutional grant recipients receive other forms of financial aid funds that cover all or a portion of the direct intuitional costs for each term of the program, the recipient will not be eligible to receive the full amount of the grant.

Ruth Dorsey Grant

The Ruth Dorsey Grant, formerly 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 that are not eligible to receive Pell Grant may be eligible to receive the Ruth Dorsey Grant. If a student becomes Pell Grant eligible for any term after the Ruth Dorsey Grant has been awarded, the student will no longer be eligible for the full amount of the grant.

The grant is awarded at the campus (Institutional Aid) from a limited allocation of funds and will be awarded to eligible students until the allocation for the calendar year has been met. It is awarded by term up to a maximum amount based on the total number of credit in the student’s program of study as follows:

Credit Hour ProgramMaximum Award AmountAmount per Term
54 credits$1,500$300
48 credits or less$1,200$300

Clock Hour Programs

Students enrolled in clock hour programs are not eligible to receive the Ruth Dorsey Grant.

If student becomes eligible for a Pell Grant for the same term that they received the Ruth Dorsey Grant, any portion of the Ruth Dorsey Grant not needed to cover institutional charges will be returned to the program.

 

Pat Fischer Culinary Arts Grant

The Pat Fischer Culinary Arts Grant is awarded based on the following criteria:

Students enrolled in the Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts program must first apply for Federal Student Aid funds using the FAFSA on the Web application. Eligible Pell Grant students may be eligible to receive the Pat Fischer Culinary Arts Grant. If a student becomes ineligible for the Pell Grant for any term after the Pat Fischer Culinary Arts Grant has been awarded, the student will no longer be eligible for the full amount of the grant.

The grant is awarded at the campus (Institutional Aid) from a limited allocation of funds and will be awarded to eligible students until the allocation for the calendar year has been met. The grant is awarded by term up to a maximum amount of $1,200 for the program; the amount awarded each term will be determined by the amount needed to cover the institutional charges for the term.

ProgramMaximum Award AmountAmount per Term
Culinary Arts$1,200$300

If student becomes ineligible for a Pell Grant for the same term that they received the Pat Fischer Culinary Arts Grant, any portion of the Pat Fischer Culinary Arts Grant not needed to cover institutional charges will be returned to the program.

 

Veterans Grant

The Veterans Grant is awarded based on the following criteria:

Students that are veterans or spouse of a veteran must first apply for Federal Student Aid funds using the FAFSA on the Web application. The Veterans Grant will be awarded to any active duty member or honorably discharged veteran of any United States military service branch, and their spouse. This grant awards up to $1,000. The purpose of the grant is to help those with military service and their spouse receive a career education and make the transition from military to civilian life. A maximum of one (1) grant may be awarded to any single applicant.

The Veterans Grant is awarded at the campus (Institutional Aid) from a limited allocation of funds and will be awarded to eligible students until the allocation for the calendar year has been met. Applicants must provide documentation to their financial aid office that confirms they are Veterans or spouse of a veteran. The grant is awarded by term up to the $1,000 maximum for each student. The amount disbursed each term will be determined by the amount needed to cover the institutional charges for the term.

Maximum Award AmountAmount per Term
$1,000$1,000 / # terms or payment periods in Program

If eligible Veterans Grant recipients receive other forms of financial aid funds that cover all the direct institutional costs for each term of the program, the recipient will not be eligible to receive the full amount of the grant.