Fountainhead College of Technology offers several institutional scholarships that you may apply for when you enroll. Some scholarships may be combined; some may not. All institutional scholarships, except for the Legacy Scholarships, are first-come, first-served, and all scholarship applications require a $20 application fee payable at the time of application. No more than two scholarships may be combined at one time. The application is not considered submitted until the fee is paid. Scholarships are dispersed upon completion and calculated into the final academic year budget. Scholarship funds will be applied to tuition, not distributed directly to students.
Students are evaluated each semester to ensure that they continue to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 (C+) and meet the published attendance policy. A student who is put on probation for any reason will lose any scholarship not already dispersed. Institutional scholarships may be used only once. Students must be attending the maximum number of hours being offered in any given semester, or the award will be prorated.
Fountainhead “Make the Grade” Scholarship
This scholarship is for candidates who wish to enroll in the college within one year after graduating high school. If the candidate had a final high school GPA of 3.5 to 4.0 (or higher), he or she may qualify for a $250-per-semester award, up to $1,000. If the candidate had a final high school GPA of 3.0 to 3.49, he or she may qualify for a $125-per-semester award, up to $500. If the candidate had a final high school GPA of 2.5 to 2.9, he or she may qualify for a $50-per-semester award, up to $200. There is a limit of five (5) new awards of each range per semester. This scholarship may be combined with the Legacy Scholarship.
Presidential Transfer Scholarship
This scholarship is for candidates who wish to enroll into one of FCT’s bachelor’s degree programs and have successfully completed an associate’s degree or higher with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B). Candidates who meet these criteria may qualify for a $500-per-semester award, up to $2,000. There is a limit of four (4) new awards of this type per semester. This scholarship may be combined with the Legacy Scholarship.
This scholarship is for candidates who wish to enroll into FCT who are no more than once removed, by blood or marriage, to a graduate in good standing. Examples of acceptable relationships to a previous student are: parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, first cousin, niece or nephew. If a candidate has one of these relationships to a graduate in good standing, he or she may qualify for a $500-per-semester award, up to $2,000. The Legacy Scholarship may be combined with any other institutional scholarship. The College has no limit to the number of Legacy Scholarships awarded.
Fountainhead Attendance Scholarship
This scholarship is for graduates of Fountainhead College who wish to enroll into another degree program at the College and had perfect attendance in their prior degree program. Perfect attendance is obtained by being present for the every hour of every scheduled class. Students who meet these criteria may qualify for a $1,000-per-semester award, up to $4,000. There is a limit of four (4) new awards per semester. The Fountainhead Attendance Scholarship may be combined with the Presidential Honor Scholarship.
Presidential Honors Scholarship
This scholarship is for graduates of FCT who wish to enroll into another degree program at the College and have met one of the following criteria: If a candidate had a final GPA of 3.80 to 4.0 (or higher), he or she may qualify for a $1,250-per-semester award, up to $5,000. If a candidate had a final GPA of 3.65 to 3.79, he or she may qualify for a $625-per-semester award, up to $2,500. If a candidate had a final GPA of 3.50 to 3.64, he or she may qualify for a $312.50-per-semester award, up to $1,250. There is a limit of four (4) new awards of each range per semester. The Presidential Honors Scholarship may be combined with the Fountainhead Attendance Scholarship.
This scholarship is for candidates who wish to enroll into FCT and have served honorably in the United States Armed Forces. If a candidate is an honorably discharged veteran, he or she may qualify for a $500-per-semester award, up to $2,000. All candidates must present proof of service at the time of application. The Veteran Scholarship may be combined with any other institutional scholarship, with exception to the Legacy Scholarship. The college has no limit to the number of Veterans Scholarships.
Public Higher Education Fee Discount for Dependents of Licensed Public School Teachers
Teachers certainly deserve more rewards for their work. Although private, Fountainhead will honor the Higher Education Fee Discount program under its Institutional Scholarship rules. Students who meet the requirements to participate and who are enrolled fulltime in a degree seeking program may apply each semester for a 25% discount on tuition. Students who participate in this program are not eligible for any other institutional scholarships. Students must complete 100% of the semester before scholarships are officially applied to their accounts. The general program rules and application form may be downloaded and printed:
Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to help students avoid up to 100% of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees asso-ciated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit. Students seeking a degree who have: (A) completed the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) and applied for all applicable grant funds and (B) are eligible for the 100% benefit rate of the POST 9/11 GI Bill program and (C) have not previously earned a bachelor’s degree, may apply for this scholarship. Students whose expenses are covered by other financial assistance, such as tuition reimbursement, are not eligible to apply. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarship but is renewable each academic year depending on the student’s overall need. This scholarship has additional requirements which can be obtained from the financial aid department. To learn about eligibility and fee payments, visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/yellow_ribbon_program.html