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New Scholarships Available for Knox County Residents to attend COTC

NEWARK, Ohio, February 18, 2020 The Knox County Foundation is offering a new Vocational Scholarship for Knox County residents to pursue career preparation. Current and prospective COTC students who are Knox County residents are invited to apply. Vocational Scholarships are available to both high school seniors and adults wishing to complete a certification program of two years or less through an accredited vocational school, technical school, community college or junior college institution. Applications are available as a fillable PDF directly on the foundation's website (knoxcf.org). The Vocational Scholarship application deadline for summer semester 2020 is March 15, 2020. The Knox County Foundation also offers a Universal Scholarship for students attending or planning to attend a two- or four-year college. The Universal Scholarship deadline for the 2020-2021 school year is March 1, 2020.

To be eligible for the Vocational Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be a Knox County resident
  • Submit a high school transcript or GED
  • Complete and submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov
  • Complete (and sign) the Vocational Scholarship application in full

Vocational Scholarship applications are available year-round with the following deadlines:
March 15: summer or autumn semester
July 15: autumn semester
October 15: spring semester

Application Process:
Students are asked to type the application (if they are able), not to exceed the space provided, and to submit all materials at the same time as the application. All required documents must be received by the deadline dates listed above for the corresponding consideration period.

Applications will be reviewed by a volunteer scholarship committee with decisions being made within three weeks following the deadline dates. Although a transcript/GED is required, Grade Point Average (GPA) is not a heavily considered factor for a scholarship. It is important to answer all questions completely for the scholarship committee to fully understand a student's career aspirations and need for a scholarship.

Scholarship Awards:
Students will receive mail and/or email notification of a Knox County Foundation Vocational Scholarship. Award amounts will vary depending upon cost of a program, need, funds available and other factors. Upon notification, students must verify their educational institution and enrollment date. All scholarship funds will be sent directly to the school on the students' behalf.

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. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.