Scholarship Recipient Information and Guidelines Eligibility: Black high school graduates living in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, who have been admitted as a full-time student to an accredited school or program of advanced learning are eligible to apply for a grant. Priority is given to those students with the greatest economic need, as judged by the MEIT board.
PELL Grants: These federal funds are available to all eligible students who are pursuing higher education. All MEIT grant applicants must provide a copy of an approval or disapproval letter for a PELL Grant. if an applicant is not eligible for a PELL Grant, information verifying the family income must accompany their application, i.e., current tax and payroll statements.
Grant Awards: MEIT grants are designed to leverage the applicant’s available school resources and ensure the student’s ability to attend school. Before consideration can be given to a grant request, applicants are required to show that the majority of the funds needed for school are available. If there is a significant difference between what is available to the student and what is needed, the application is likely to be rejected.