Scholarship Application Instructions


Student Eligibility:  Support for Talented Students (STS) scholarships are awarded only to children who meet the following criteria:

For more information about eligible Enrichment Programs, see Frequently Asked Questions, at the bottom of the "Welcome to Support for Talented Students!" tab list at the left side of the first page of this website.

Demonstrated Financial Need

The student applicant and family must meet one or more of the following financial need criteria:

No. of Household Members/Annual Income

1 $29,160

2 $39,440

3 $49,720

4 $60,000

5 $70,280

6 $80,560

7 $90,840

8 $101,120

+ each additional  person $10,280

If none of the above apply to this family, an STS Scholarship will likely NOT be awarded.  In that case, the family should check directly with the desired program to see if it provides financial assistance.


Sponsor Recommendation for Student Applicant

Each student must be sponsored and referred to STS by a public or private school gifted coordinator, classroom teacher, school psychologist, guidance counselor or other qualified educator from the child's current school who can certify that the child has been identified as gifted or talented according to the Rule of the State of Ohio Revised Code 3324-01-07. The parent should work with the student to identify this person and request that the person complete a "Sponsor Recommendation" on-line at the STS Scholarship website; see the third tab at the upper left of this screen. The Sponsor may use that link to access the form to recommend the student. Click here for the Sponsor form.  


With your parent, prepare the following for your parent to be ready to begin the process of the on-line STS Scholarship Application:



Please have the following information available at the time you begin the on-line STS Scholarship Application process.

Application to the desired Enrichment Program is a separate process.  Before an STS STS Scholarship is confirmed, you must apply to the Program and be accepted. HINT: think of STS as a bank to help pay for the program. Getting admitted to the program is your separate responsibility. 

For the STS Scholarship Application, you will need to know:   ·      

If the desired Program's application process is available only on-line and it requires a partial or full pre-payment (often by credit card) to complete the registration process, contact the Program Director or its main office to request advice on how to complete the application process without the payment amount.  Explain that an application for an STS Scholarship is pending.  Many Programs work with STS to facilitate Program registration without parent's full or partial payment when a scholarship may be pending. If a Scholarship is not awarded, the Program may release the hold on the reservation unless the Program has an alternate scholarship it can offer the family or the parent pays the full fee.

After completing the online information:

Mail the income verification forms to:

Support for Talented Students, Inc.

Scholarship Committee

626 Summerwind Lane 

Lewis Center, OH 43035 

 STS Scholarship Terms and Condition with the Parent/Guardian

If the child is awarded a scholarship, the scholarship money will be held by STS until the parent confirms with STS that the Program has received that child’s completed Program application form(s) and has enrolled the child in a session. STS will then send the program the amount of the award for the child.

If the child is awarded a scholarship but decides not to attend the program, STS will retain the scholarship or get the amount refunded to it by the Program.

A child who is accepted into a program and for whom an STS Scholarship is sent to cover the balance of the Program Cost is expected to attend that Program. If the child does not attend the scheduled Program, STS will receive the refund and return it into the STS general scholarship fund to be available to help another student.

Occasionally, for reasons over which STS has no control, some popular programs close their enrollments before STS scholarship candidates get the chance to apply for them. If your child should be closed out of a program, and if you have properly submitted your application to the program according to our instructions, STS will work with you and the program administrators to try to place your child in another program or session of similar interest and approximately equal cost.

Questions about the STS Application: If you have any questions about the application process OR if you need assistance, you may contact STS by email at

Click here for on-line: STS Application Form