The KeyBank Scholarship

The KeyBank Scholarship Program provides financial support to help children of employees with college expenses.

All scholarship applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on March 8, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Dayton Foundation manages the Scholarship Program application and selection process for KeyBank. If at any time you have questions about the scholarship application, please contact:

Michelle Brown, Program Officer

KeyBank Scholarship Program

Apply for a Scholarship in 5 Easy Steps:

1. Review the information and instructions below, as well as the FAQs.

2. Create your ScholarshipConnect account by entering your email and a password, and then clicking on the sign in page button in the lower right on the Welcome page. This will generate a confirmation email to you.

3. Check your email for the confirmation message. Click on the link in that message and you will be directed to the General Application.

4. Do not complete the General Application. Instead, click on this link to access the KeyBank Scholarship Application.

5. Complete the application and click submit. The application deadline is March 8, 2019.


  • Now through March 8: Application open.
  • June: Scholarship recipients will be notified if they have received a scholarship and will need to accept their scholarship online by uploading their school acceptance letter, and student ID number.
  • July: Scholarship checks will be mailed directly to the scholarship recipients’ school school in July, if the student has completed the online process to accept the scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility

The applicant must be the child of a person who is currently employed by and is scheduled to work more than 20 hours per week for KeyBank. The employee must have been at KeyBank for at least one year based on their most recent hire date as of March 8. Child is defined as a natural or adopted child, a dependent stepchild, a dependent child of a domestic partner, or foster / under legal guardianship of a KeyBank employee. The applicant must be under 26 years of age.

Scholarship Criteria

  • The applicant must be a graduating high school senior or a current college student planning to attend or currently attending an accredited two- or four-year college or university, pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • The applicant must be applying to attend school on a full-time basis
  • The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • The applicant must demonstrate active community involvement
  • The applicant must demonstrate at least one year in an extracurricular role

Getting Started: Scholarship Application Instructions

1. Gather the following materials, scan and have them ready to upload. Please note all materials must be uploaded in PDF or Word format. Apple Pages and Google Docs must be converted to PDF format.

  • The first page of the FAFSA Electronic Student Aid Report that includes the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number.
  • Most recent, official school transcript.
  • One reference - Name and email address of a guidance counselor, teacher and/or administrator, employer or volunteer coordinator who will write a letter of recommendation for you.
  • Resume - A resume must be submitted with each scholarship application.

2. Set Up Your Student Account.

To set up your account, click here.

You will be prompted to enter your email address and create a password. Once you submit your information, you will receive an email confirming your account and access to the application. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see this email in your inbox.

3. Complete the General Application.

Once you have set up your student account, please sign in to complete the application.

Please answer the questions carefully and thoroughly. If any required questions are not completed, your application will not be considered.

You may work on your application over time. To save your work each time you exit, click the "Save and Keep Editing" button.

To submit your completed application, click the “Finish and Continue” button. If all required questions have been answered, you will see a green check mark. If you missed a question, you will be prompted to complete it and resubmit your application. Reminder: Applications are due by no later than 4:00 PM EST on March 8.

4. Manage References and Applications.

We recommend that you review your Student Account often to check the status of your application and manage your reference.

Your reference will be sent an email with instructions on how to upload their letter of recommendation. To check if your reference has uploaded their letter, click the “References” button. If you need to remind them, simply click the “Resend” button to send the email again. It is your responsibility to make sure they complete this before the deadline. The letter of recommendation is due no later than one week after the application deadline.

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File date: 02.12.19


Michelle Brown

“Have a question about scholarships or the application process? We’re happy to help.” Talk with a member of our scholarship staff.
– Michelle Brown, scholarship program officer, (937) 225-9965

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