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Scholarships

Scholarships

​COTC offers over $900,000 in scholarships annually.

Central Ohio Technical College Scholarships​

Because of the generosity of our many donors, COTC is proud to offer more than 50 different scholarships to our students. While the majority of available scholarships are automatic consideration and only require a student to be admitted and to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), some scholarships require students to complete a separate application and most require the FAFSA.

       Students wishing to apply for these scholarships should submit a completed application to the Office of Financial Aid by the deadline.
       Students are reminded to file the FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov/.

In light of the campus' decision to move all face-to-face instruction to a remote format, we are extending the deadline for all scholarship applications listed below to April 15, 2020. The applications will not be updated to reflect the April 15 date.  Applications can be emailed to Faith Phillips (phillips.495@mail.cotc.edu) or mailed to Office of Financial Aid, 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055.  Electronic signatures will be accepted if emailed from your COTC assigned email account. Questions may be directed by email to Faith Phillips (phillips.495@mail.cotc.edu) or 740-366-9492.


  • Engineering Technology Scholarship - $2,200 scholarship for incoming students with a high school or college GPA of 2.0 or higher awarded on a first-come, first-served basis (limit of 30 scholarships).
  • Licking County Senior Levy Scholarship - This scholarship provides support for senior citizen instructional service. It is limited to Licking County residents, sixty (60) years of age or older. Awarded until funds are exhausted.
  • The Board of Trustees Scholarship -This scholarship is for currently enrolled COTC students with a proven academic record, demonstrated financial need and a commitment to community service. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester at COTC.  Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • The Douglas and Beverly Donaldson Scholarship - This scholarship provides support to COTC students majoring in a healthcare field.  Awarding preference will be given to employees of the Inns Senior Assisted Facilities.  In the event there are no eligible applicants who are employees, the scholarship will be offered to any student studying healthcare.  Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • The Iris Hicks Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to a second year (30 hours or more) nursing student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 with demonstrated financial need.  Preference for this scholarship will be given to a student who has overcome significant personal difficulty. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • The Mike Johnson McDonald's Scholarship - This scholarship will assist residents of Guernsey, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Morrow and Muskingum counties who want to pursue a degree in skilled trades, mechanical engineering or nursing at COTC.  Recipients must also have participated in extracurricular activities, volunteer activities or have work experience. This scholarship is renewable for a second year. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • The Calvin E. Roebuck Scholarship - This scholarship is to be awarded to COTC students pursuing a business, accounting or advertising degree who demonstrate high moral character, leadership and a sense of perseverance.  Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • The American Legion Post #65 Scholarship - Applicant must be a veteran or family member of a veteran.  First preference is given to members/immediate family members (spouse or child) from Coshocton City pursing a medical field.  If the first preference criteria is not met, Coshocton County residents who are veterans or family members will be considered.  Grandchildren and nieces/nephews from Coshocton City and County are welcome to apply. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.

  • The Englefield Family Scholarship - This scholarship is available to students of either Central Ohio Technical College or The Ohio State University at Newark with a preference given to employees of Englefield Oil Company who have been employed by the company for at least one year, and the children of said employees. In the event there are no eligible applicants from Englefield Oil Company, the scholarship will be offered to a student(s) at either institution.  In the event of multiple qualified applicants, preference may be given to the applicant demonstrating the most financial need.  Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • The KBW Scholarship- This scholarship is awarded to Knox County residents attending Central Ohio Technical College or The Ohio State University at Newark.  Applicants must have demonstrated academic success and financial need.  Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • The Licking Memorial Health System Scholarship -  This scholarship is awarded to students from Central Ohio Technical College or The Ohio State University at Newark, with preference given to employees of LMHS or an immediate family member (spouse or child) continuing their education.  In the event there are no eligible applicants from LMHS, the scholarship will be offered to a student(s) pursing a degree in a health related field.  In the event of multiple applicants, preference may be given to the applicant demonstrating the most financial need.  Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • The William S. Moore, III Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to a student(s) from Central Ohio Technical College or The Ohio State University at Newark.  Applicants must be a current Newark resident for at least one year with demonstrated academic success and possess an outlook for community service and a demonstrated desire to give back to help others in his/her community. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • The Part National Bank and Associates Next Generation Challenge Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to students from Central Ohio Technical College or The Ohio State University at Newark. This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated academic success and financial need.  Interested student must reside in one of the 28 counties where Park National Bank and its affiliates are located. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • The Robert O'Neill and Alexa Robinson-O'Neill Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to financially independent adult students, age 30 years or older, pursing a degree after a period of non-attendance to either change or further their current career.  Priority will be given to applicants that are Licking County residents. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • The Karen Schuman Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is to be awarded to students from Central Ohio Technical College or The Ohio State University at Newark.  Applicants must be a Licking County resident and a child of a full-time Park National Bank or Affiliate Bank employee who has been employed with the bank for a minimum of 5 years. In addition, applicants must demonstrate academic success and financial need. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • The Tech Prep Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to students who have completed the Tech Prep curriculum during the 2019-20 academic year. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.

Local Scholarship Opportunities

  • Area Agency on Aging 2020 Scholarships: Applicants must be enrolled in a course of study and pursing a degree that would benefit the aging or disabled population such as Nursing, Social Work, Pharmacy and Gerontology.

  • AMVETS National Sad Saks Nursing Scholarship: The AMVETS is accepting applications for their nursing scholarships.  Applicants must have completed one year of college level course and be enrolled in an accredited RN Nursing Program. 

  • EWI ASIST Scholarship:  Executive Women International® (EWI) is accepting applications http://www.ewicol.org/p/scholarship.html for their Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship.  Applicants must be from either Franklin County or one of the six contiguous counties (Licking, Fairfield, Union, Pickaway, Madison and Delaware) and must be able to define their career goals and objectives and meet educational and financial requirements.

  • Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program: Scholarships awarded to U.S. Citizens with a career goal in the natural gas and oil industry.

  • Ohio Gas Association Scholarship:  Scholarships awarded in students pursing a career in the natural gas industry or related field (see list of related majors).

Outside Scholarships

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