Merit and DC to Finish Scholarship | SKYCTC

Merit and DC to Finish Scholarship

The tuition cost at SKYCTC is the lowest tuition in the state. This scholarship, combined with other state and federal aid you receive, may cover all or most of your tuition at SKYCTC.

Merit Scholarship
High School Cumulative GPA Annual Merit Award
4.00 $4,000
3.5 - 3.99 $3,000
3.0 - 3.49 $2,000
2.5 - 2.99 $1,000
  • The scholarship is for incoming first-time first-year students.
  • The scholarship must be activated within 12 months of high school graduation and is not available to transfer students.
  • The award is an annual amount disbursed in the fall and spring terms.
    • Example: A Merit Award of $4,000 will be disbursed as $2,000 for the fall semester and $2,000 for the spring semester. 
  • The SKY Merit Scholarship is available to those who meet the high school GPA requirements.
  • The scholarship is renewable for a total of four consecutive semesters (excluding the summer semester) or until the completion of an associate degree, whichever comes first.
  • A student’s SKYCTC GPA will be used to determine eligibility for the renewal award. The renewal award cannot exceed the initial award amount.
  • A student must successfully complete at least 12 credit hours of SKYCTC courses per semester to renew the award.
  • Students who have been awarded excessive resources may be subject to award adjustments. Details can be found on our Overawards page.

If you have questions, contact our admissions team at SKY-Admission@kctcs.edu.

DC to finish scholarShip

The DC to Finish Scholarship is the top-tier of the SKYCTC’s merit scholarships and provides $5,000 per academic year to students who complete nine or more SKYCTC dual credit hours with a SKYCTC GPA of 3.0 or better.

DC to Finish Scholarship Criteria
SKYCTC Dual Credit Hours Completed Cumulative GPA Annual Award
9 or more 3.00 or higher $5,000
  • The DC to Finish Scholarship is available to those who have taken nine or more SKYCTC dual credit hours and have a 3.0 GPA or better in those classes.
  • Updated criteria effective for first-year, first-time students enrolling for fall 2022.
  • The award is an annual amount disbursed as $2,500 for the fall term and $2,500 for the spring term.
  • The scholarship must be activated within 12 months of high school graduation and is not available to transfer students.
  • The scholarship is renewable for a total of four consecutive semesters (excluding the summer semester) or until the completion of an associate degree, whichever comes first.
  • A student must successfully complete at least 12 credit hours of SKYCTC courses per semester to renew the award.
  • The scholarship is contingent on maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA in SKYCTC classes.
  • This scholarship cannot be combined with the SKY Merit scholarships.
  • Students who have been awarded excessive resources may be subject to award adjustments. Details can be found on our Overawards page.

If you have questions, contact our Dual Credit team at SKY-DualCredit@kctcs.edu.