A scholarship is financial aid that assists students with paying for their education that does not have to be repaid.

Thanks to the generosity of our many donors, Central Ohio Technical can offer more than 50 different scholarships totaling over $1 million dollars each year. COTC scholarships are available to recent high school graduates, new, current, and returning students.  Students new to COTC should submit their high school transcripts and/or previous college transcripts as soon as possible.

Generally, scholarships are automatically offered to students with special qualifications such as academic success, specified majors, county/city of residence and financial need. Interested applicants should complete the current academic year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have an admissions application on file with the institution.

Other scholarships are set up to support specific criteria such as community service or leadership qualities.  These scholarships require the student to submit a separate application available January each year with a due date of March 15th.


Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) Scholarship Opportunities

COTC offers over $1 million in scholarships annually.

A list of institutional scholarships or scholarships currently offered by COTC is coming soon.

Scholarships that call for students to demonstrate financial need require the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  

Some COTC scholarships require a separate application (in addition to FAFSA). A list of these scholarship opportunities is coming soon.

Contact the office of Student Financial Services with questions or for assistance:


Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Local Scholarship Opportunities

  • The Columbus Foundation
  • The Coshocton Foundation
    • COTC offers the Coshocton Promise in partnership with The Coshocton County Foundation’s Clarence and Grace Miller Scholarship endowment.
  • The Knox County Community Foundation
    • Did you know…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 should consider applying for the Knox Vocational Scholarship. 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.
    • The Knox County Foundation also offers a Universal Scholarship for students attending or planning to attend a two or four year college. 
  • The Licking County Foundation

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Many churches, professional, civic, or service organizations, private foundations, the military, and others offer scholarships.  COTC does not post individual external scholarship opportunities but here are a few free scholarship search engines to get you started. COTC does not endorse, control, or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this information.

If you receive an award from any outside sources, you or your donor should notify Student Financial Services.  Federal regulations require that external scholarship be considered part of a student’s overall financial aid package, which cannot exceed the cost of attendance.  Once payment form an external scholarship is applied, your financial aid packaged my be revised to include the amount of the scholarship.