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Thousands of Dollars in Scholarships Available for Knox County Residents

Mount Vernon, Ohio, March 20, 2015 — The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) are currently offering scholarships to students residing in Knox County. All students are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility. In most cases, students will be eligible for some type of federal financial aid and scholarship assistance regardless of income. Some scholarships also require filling out an additional application.

“Many people do not realize the vast amount of scholarship dollars that are available to our students, particularly those who reside in Knox County,” says Faith Phillips, Director of Financial Aid. Adding, “We have thousands of dollars in scholarship money available for Knox County residents, and because of the overwhelming success of the Next Generation Challenge Scholarship Campaign, the amount of available scholarship dollars continues to multiply each year.”

Both COTC and Ohio State Newark have several scholarship opportunities that are specifically for Knox County residents.

COTC

The Walter C. and Iona Kuhn Beroth Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated academic success from Mount Vernon. Established by Barbara Beroth Ransopher in memory of her parents.

The First-Knox National Bank Scholarship honoring Gordy Yance – Created in honor of Gordy Yance’s retirement from First-Knox National Bank in 2011, this scholarship is awarded to students from Knox County with demonstrated academic success.

The KBW Scholarship – Established through a combined $2 million gift from Ariel Corporation and Ariel Foundation, making it the largest gift received during the Next Generation Challenge, this scholarship is awarded to students from Knox County with demonstrated academic success and financial need. Residency in Knox County must be for at least one year. Ariel Corporation and Ariel Foundation employees and their family members are not eligible.

The Park National Bank and Associates’ Next Generation Challenge Scholarship honoring William T. and Jane Cook McConnell – Created through a $1 million dollar commitment from Park National Bank and its associates during the Next Generation Challenge, this scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated academic success and financial need. Interested students must reside in one of the 28 counties (including Knox County) where Park National Bank and its affiliates are located. The application for this scholarship may be found on the COTC website or in the Office of Financial Aid in early spring.

The Robert E. Simpson Scholarship – Created by Juanita Simpson in memory of her husband, this scholarship is awarded to students from Coshocton or Knox counties with demonstrated academic success.

Ohio State Newark

The Ohio State University at Newark Appalachian Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to students from Coshocton, Knox, Muskingum, and Perry counties with demonstrated academic success, financial need, and volunteerism. The application for this scholarship may be found on the Ohio State Newark website or in the Office of Financial Aid in early spring.

The First-Knox National Bank Scholarship honoring Gordy Yance – Created in honor of Gordy Yance’s retirement from First-Knox National Bank in 2011, this scholarship is awarded to students from Knox County with demonstrated academic success.

The KBW Scholarship – Established through a combined $2 million gift from Ariel Corporation and Ariel Foundation, making it the largest gift received during the Next Generation Challenge, this scholarship is awarded to students from Knox County with demonstrated academic success and financial need. Residency in Knox County must be for at least one year. Ariel Corporation and Ariel Foundation employees and their family members are not eligible.

The Park National Bank and Associates’ Next Generation Challenge Scholarship honoring William T. and Jane Cook McConnell – Created through a $1 million dollar commitment from Park National Bank and its associates during the Next Generation Challenge, this scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated academic success and financial need. Interested students must reside in one of the 28 counties (including Knox County) where Park National Bank and its affiliates are located. The application for this scholarship may be found on the Ohio State Newark website​ or in the Office of Financial Aid in early spring.

Information on financial aid opportunities and scholarships is available through the Office of Financial Aid or by email at finaid@cotc.edu. The office assists students and families throughout the financial aid process.

Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At COTC, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. Ohio State Newark offers the best of the Big Ten educational experience, access to Ohio State’s 175 major programs, a rich research heritage and academic excellence.​