NEWARK, Ohio, April 13, 2016 – Students planning to pursue a degree in engineering technology at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) could receive a scholarship equal to half of their tuition. The scholarships will be awarded to new students starting an engineering technology degree during the 2016-17 academic year.
"Businesses in central Ohio need trained engineering technicians," said Interim Dean for Engineering Technology Whit Tussing. "We want students who are interested in this career field to pursue these degree programs, and we don't want affordability to be an issue. These scholarships will help students complete their associate degree in engineering technology."
The college admission application serves as the student's application for this scholarship. The student must indicate a major choice in one of the engineering technology programs. Majors include architectural engineering technology, civil engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology and manufacturing engineering technology. The free admission application is available online at cotc.edu/apply.
For full-time students, the value of the scholarship is $2,200; part-time students receive a prorated amount. Scholarships will be awarded to 40 students who demonstrate academic achievement through a high school or college grade point average of 2.00 or higher, documented on transcripts submitted with the admission application. The scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.
All students are encouraged to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at fafsa.gov annually to maximize their overall financial aid eligibility. For more information, contact the COTC Financial Aid Office at 740.366.9435.
Central Ohio Technical College opened in 1971 and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.