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Scholarships


The Foundation scholarship application for the 2024-2025 academic year (Summer 2024, Fall 2024 and Spring 2025) is now open.

The priority cut-off date for the 2024-2025 application is May 31, 2024.
Applications will be accepted after this date but the application will not have priority selection if applying after May 31.


A number of scholarships are available to you through the Board of Trustees, the College’s Foundation, and from outside contributors. Application procedures and deadlines vary. Many scholarship applications require you to write an essay. Tips for writing a scholarship essay are available from the Writing Center.

Owens Community College Scholarships

 

 

Start Here Scholarship

Owens College Credit Plus (CCP) students have the unique opportunity to continue on the academic path they have started at Owens Community College to earn their associate degree or certificate and enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college or university.

Spring 2024 high school graduates

The Start Here Scholarship provides $750 per term for the first two semesters following high school graduation.  Students who enroll full-time in summer will be awarded the scholarship for summer and fall.  Students who do not enroll full-time in summer will be awarded the scholarship for fall and spring.  The scholarship may only be used for charges incurred at the college.

Required Qualifications

To qualify for the Start Here Scholarship, students must:

  • Be an Ohio resident for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Be a high school senior graduating in spring (class of 2024 or later) who has earned at least nine credits at Owens through the CCP or Early Admit programs.
  • Apply to Owens Community College as a regular student.
  • Have an Owens cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher.
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.75 or higher with an official transcript on file on or after January 1 of senior year.
  • Submit a complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to Owens.
  • Be enrolled in 12 credits for the summer or fall semester immediately after high school graduation.
  • Maintain an Owens cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better to receive the scholarship for the second semester.

In some cases, exceptions to eligibility criteria may be made.  Students must initiate exception request through Academic Advising.  Exceptions are granted per-semester, and exception requests must precede the semester’s financial aid freeze date.  Post-freeze exception requests will be denied.

The Start Here Scholarship covers instructional fees, not covered by other financial aid, for eligible students and is renewable if criteria are met.

Required Qualifications

To qualify for the Start Here Scholarship, students must:

  • Be an Ohio resident for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Be a high school senior graduating in spring class of 2023 or earlier who has earned at least nine credits at Owens through the CCP or Early Admit programs.
  • Apply to Owens Community College as a regular student.*
  • Have an Owens cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher.
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.75 or higher with an official transcript on file on or after January 1 of senior year.*
  • Submit a complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to Owens for each academic year.*
  • Enroll in 15 credits for the fall semester immediately after high school graduation.*
  • Have the intent to obtain a certificate or an associate degree for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Students who qualify will automatically receive the scholarship to pay for instructional fees not covered by other aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant or other scholarships.

*The deadline for the initial academic year is the fall freeze date.

In addition to the requirements above, students must also meet the following to receive the scholarship in future semesters.

  • Maintain an Owens cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Earn a total of 27 credits at Owens during the semesters listed below.
    • Spring 2021 high school graduates: Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022
    • Spring 2022 high school graduates: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023
    • Spring 2023 high school graduates:  Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 
  • Be continuously enrolled each semester, except for summer, which is optional.
Semester Enrollment required
First Fall 15
First Spring 12
First Summer 12
Second Fall 9
Second Spring 9
Second Summer 9
Third Fall 9
Third Spring 9
Third Summer 9

For example, a Spring 2023 high school graduate would enroll in 15 credits for Fall 2023, 12 credits for Spring 2024, 12 credits for Summer 2024 (optional), and 9 or more credits for the remaining semesters.

  • The scholarship ends after three years, or once the student has earned 64 credits at Owens.

In some cases, exceptions to eligibility criteria may be made.  Students must initiate exception request through Academic Advising.  Exceptions are granted per-semester, and exception requests must precede the semester’s financial aid freeze date.  Post-freeze exception requests will be denied.

Special Features

  • Start Here Scholars will receive priority registration for future semesters.
  • Start Here Scholars will receive VIP access to Owens academic and student support services including special meeting times with advisors, Student Financial Services Advisors, tutoring mentors, and more.

The Start Here Scholarship covers instructional fees only. Students will be responsible for books, general fees and any additional fees depending on the chosen program of study.

The Board of Trustees Scholarship is $1,000 per semester for up to four consecutive semesters. The scholarship begins in fall semester; summer enrollment is optional. All awards are based upon available funding.

Students who will be enrolling at Owens in the fall semester immediately after graduating from a high school in the Owens legal district, and who have a high school GPA of 3.7 or above, must submit official high school transcripts on or after May 15 at the conclusion of  their junior year to be considered.

In addition, students who meet one of the following qualifications may apply for the scholarship by submitting the Board of Trustees Scholarship -- Nomination Form. The due date for nomination forms is July 15.

  • A high school senior attending a high school located in the Owens legal district, who has a high school GPA of 3.0 - 3.69, demonstrates student motivation, and enrolls in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.  The Owens legal district includes schools in Lucas, Wood, Hancock counties, as well as Benton-Carroll-Salem, Genoa, and Woodmore school districts.
  • A high school graduate, who has not been in high school for at least one year, or a GED recipient (applicants may not have attended Owens for at least one year); resides in the Owens legal district (the Owens legal district includes Lucas, Wood, Hancock, and parts of Ottawa and Sandusky counties); demonstrates motivation through exceptional work or public/community service (including military service), academic performance, other demonstrated leadership, or other experience as related to a career path; and enrolls for the fall semester immediately following the award of the scholarship.

Click here for a detailed list of schools.

All recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Apply for admission to Owens as a regular student
  • Pursue a degree or certificate with the intent to complete at Owens Community College
  • Maintain full-time enrollment at a minimum of twelve credit hours each semester
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to continue eligibility for each semester at Owens, for a maximum of four total consecutive semesters (summer optional)

The Owens Community College Foundation offers a variety of scholarships through the generosity of businesses and individuals in the community.

Scholarship award notifications are generally made beginning in June.  Students who have not initially been awarded a scholarship will be considered if additional funds become available at a later date.

Click here for College Foundation Scholarship details.

The Student Leader Scholarship is provided to the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Delegate of the Student Ambassadors. Annual award amounts range from $500 - $2000, depending on position, and can be used for instructional expenses.

Owens Community College offers Tech Prep scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have participated in a Tech Prep career pathway within the Greater Northwest Ohio Tech Prep Consortium. The maximum award is $500 per semester for four semesters, as long as the student maintains eligibility. The scholarship is only for fall and spring semesters.

Students must obtain the Tech Prep Scholarship Application and complete it in order to be considered. The application and all documentation must be submitted during the academic year.

To qualify for the Owens Community College Tech Prep Scholarship, students:

  • Must have earned a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale by the end of their 7th high school semester.
  • Enroll at Owens Community College for the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
  • Enroll in at least 12 graded credit hours each semester (continuous full-time student enrollment in fall and spring semesters is required in order to continue receiving the scholarship.)
  • Declare an associate degree program related to the chosen high school Tech Prep career pathway.
  • Indicate the intent to obtain a certificate or an associate degree, for transfer to another college or the job market.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for each academic year and complete the verification process, if selected.
  • Maintain a college cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better to continue receiving the scholarship.

The Success TAP Completion Scholarship is a scholarship for those students who experience unforeseen financial need in their final semester before graduation.

The scholarship can be used to cover education-related expenses, including tuition and fees, and textbooks. Students receiving other Owens scholarships will be considered for this program if they have an outstanding balance.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be an Ohio resident
  • Be enrolled in their final semester for their academic program of record
  • Submit a degree audit showing that the in progress classes are the only remaining courses
  • Have an Owens GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Have a completed FAFSA® on file
  • Have an outstanding balance
  • Have financial need, as verified by college staff

To apply, contact the Student Service Center at (567) 661-2387.

 

Ohio Scholarships

The Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance to qualifying members of the Ohio National Guard who are enrolled in at least three credit hours per semester.

You must be enrolled in one of the following programs to be considered:

  • An associate’s degree
  • CISCO Academy Certificate (Owens Code: ZCCO)
  • Computed Tomography Certificate (Owens Code: ZCTC)
  • Culinary Arts Certificate (Owens Code: ZCAB)
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certificate (Owens Code: ZEMT)
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate (Owens Code: ZPAR)
  • Exercise Science Certified Personal Trainer Certificate (Owens Code: ZEPT)
  • Fire Fighter I Certificate (Owens Code: ZFF1)
  • Fire Fighter II Certificate (Owens Code: ZFF2)
  • Medical Assisting Certificate (Owens Code: ZMDA)
  • Payroll Certificate (Owens Code: ZPAY)
  • Professional Law Enforcement Certificate (Owens Code: ZOPA)
  • Sterile Processing Certificate (Owens Code: ZSPC)
  • Vascular Sonography Certificate (Owens Code: ZVSC)

Additional information is available online. The scholarship covers 100% of instructional and general fees.

Children (up to age 25) of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans may apply for the Ohio War Orphan and Severely Disabled Veterans' Children Scholarship. To qualify, veterans must have served a minimum period of active duty in the armed services during a declared conflict or war, as designated on the scholarship application.

The scholarship provides payment of a portion of instructional and general fees.

Students must attend full-time (12 credit hours or more) unless an exception is granted based on a documented learning disability or for the final semester before graduating.  Contact Student Financial Services to request an exception.

Applications are available online at the Ohio Department of Higher Education website.

If your parent died as a result of military service or service as a public safety officer, you may also be eligible for the maximum Federal Pell Grant.  Visit the Grants page for details.

This program provides undergraduate tuition assistance to the children, spouses, and qualified former spouses of peace officers, fire fighters and certain other safety officers who are killed in the line of duty. It also provides undergraduate or certificate tuition assistance to qualifying children and spouses of members of the U.S. armed services who were killed in the line of duty. This includes such operations as Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or some other combat zone designated by the President of the United States. Students must be Ohio residents and be enrolled full or part-time at a participating Ohio college. Interested students should contact the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Click here for additional details.

You may also be eligible for the maximum Federal Pell Grant.  Visit the Grants page for details.

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship is a program funded by the State of Ohio for students studying in certain Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine programs, including skilled trades.  Visit the State of Ohio’s Choose Ohio First website for more information.

Eligibility requirements
To be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Submit a Choose Ohio First Scholarship application and be selected as a recipient.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program (see Eligible programs below)
  • Show your intent on the admission application as one of the following:
    • to obtain an associate degree for transfer to another college
    • to obtain an associate degree for the job market
    • to obtain a certificate
  • Be a first-time student OR a prior student who was previously enrolled in a program which was not in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine. Additionally, former College Credit Plus (CCP) students are considered first-time students during the first semester they attend after high school graduation.
  • Be an Ohio resident.
  • Be registered for Selective Service if required to register by law.
  • Participate in a work-based learning experience such as a co-op, internship, or clinical/laboratory.
  • Participate in at least one Career Services activity per semester, unless the College agrees to waive this requirement.
  • Be enrolled in the following as of the financial aid freeze date for each semester:
    • Certificate students: 6 or more credits
    • Associate degree students: 9 or more credits
  • Maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher to continue eligibility.

Awards

  • Awards are for fall and spring semesters for up to three years.
  • The scholarship can only be used for instructional and general fees which are not being paid by other sources. To qualify, students must have unpaid instructional and general fees of at least $500 per semester for certificate programs, or $1,500 per semester for associate degree programs. The maximum award is $1,500 per semester ($3,000 per academic year).
  • There is limited funding available for each academic year.
  • Continued funding is contingent on the availability of state funds and the College’s performance and participation in the Choose Ohio First Scholarship program.

Application
To apply, log in to ozone.owens.edu. Locate the Scholarships card and click on Apply under the Choose Ohio First Scholarship.

Eligible programs
The Choose Ohio First Scholarship may be used for the following programs of study.

  • Applied Engineering Technology (Owens Code: APET)
  • ATS Alt Energy-Photovoltaic (Owens Code: 1AEP)
  • ATS Applied Engineering Technology (Owens Code: 1APE)
  • ATS Architectural Eng Tech (Owens Code: 1ARE)
  • ATS Auto Service Management (Owens Code: 1ASM)
  • ATS Automotive Technology (Owens Code: 1AUT)
  • ATS CAD Technology (Owens Code: 1CAD)
  • ATS Computer Programming Technology (Owens Code: 1CPT)
  • ATS Computer Science Major (Owens Code: 1CSC)
  • ATS Diesel Technology (Owens Code: 1DSL)
  • ATS Electrical/Electronics Technology (Owens Code: 1EET)
  • ATS Information Systems (Owens Code: 1INF)
  • ATS Information Systems (Owens Code: 1SYS)
  • ATS Network and Information Systems Support (Owens Code: 1NIS)
  • ATS Skilled Trades Building Maintenance (Owens Code: 1STB)
  • ATS Skilled Trades Construction (Owens Code: 1SKC)
  • ATS Skilled Trades Electrical (Owens Code: 1SKE)
  • ATS Skilled Trades Mechanical (Owens Code: 1SKM)
  • ATS Welding (Owens Code: 1WLD)
  • ATS Wide-Area Networking Technology (Owens Code: 1WAN)
  • Automotive Service Certificate (Owens Code: ZSER)
  • Automotive Technology, AAS (Owens Code: AUTO)
  • Avionics Major, AAS (Owens Code: AVMJ)
  • Biomedical Electronics Major (Owens Code: BIOM)
  • Building Maintenance Certificate (Owens Code: ZBLD)
  • Building Maintenance Major, AAS (Owens Code: SKTB)
  • CAD Certificate (Owens Code: ZCDC)
  • CAD Technology (Owens Code: CADT)
  • Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician, AAS (Owens Code: CATP)
  • CISCO Academy Certificate (Owens Code: ZCCO)
  • Computer Programming - Developer I Certificate (Owens Code: ZCDI)
  • Computer Programming - Developer II Certificate (Owens Code: ZCDV)
  • Computer Programming Technology, AAB (Owens Code: CPPT)
  • Computer Science Major, AAS (Owens Code: CSCI)
  • Computer Support Tech. Certificate (Owens Code: ZCSC)
  • Dana Mechatronics Controls Certificate (Owens Code: ZDMC)
  • Dana Mechatronics Engineering Certificate (Owens Code: ZDME)
  • Dana Mechatronics Maintenance Certificate (Owens Code: ZDMM)
  • Diesel Service Certificate (Owens Code: ZDSL)
  • Diesel Technology (Owens Code: DSLT)
  • Electrical Certificate (Owens Code: ZECT)
  • Electrical Major, AAS (Owens Code: SKTE)
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology (Owens Code: EETT)
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certificate (Owens Code: ZEMT)
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate Certificate (Owens Code: ZEIC)
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate (Owens Code: ZPAR)
  • Engineering Concentration, AS (Owens Code: EGRC)
  • Environmental Science Concentration, AS (Owens Code: ENST)
  • General Motors Corporation Automotive Service Education Program, AAS (Owens Code: ASEP)
  • GMAW Welding Certificate (Owens Code: ZGMW)
  • GTAW Welding Certificate (Owens Code: ZGTW)
  • Health Information Technology, AAS (Owens Code: HINF)
  • HVAC Certificate (Owens Code: ZVCC)
  • Industrial Mechanic Certificate (Owens Code: ZINM)
  • Information Systems Technology (Owens Code: INFO)
  • IT Project Management Certificate (Owens Code: ZPMC)
  • Machining Certificate (Owens Code: ZMCC)
  • Manufacturing Foundations Certificate (Owens Code: ZMFC)
  • Mechanical Major, AAS (Owens Code: SKTM)
  • Medical Assisting Certificate (Owens Code: ZMDA)
    Medical Assisting Program, AAS (Owens Code: MDAP)
  • Medical Coding Certificate (Owens Code: ZMED)
  • Network Tech I Certificate (Owens Code: ZNTI)
  • Network Tech II Certificate (Owens Code: ZNII)
  • Networking and Information Systems Support, AAB (Owens Code: NIST)
  • Pipe Welding Certificate (Owens Code: ZPWL)
  • Pipefitting/Plumbing Certificate (Owens Code: ZPPC)
  • Plate Welding Certificate (Owens Code: ZPLW)
  • SMAW Welding Certificate (Owens Code: ZSMW)
  • Sterile Processing Certificate (Owens Code: ZSPC)
  • Surgical Technology, AAS (Owens Code: SURT)
  • Tool and Die/Mold Maker Certificate (Owens Code: ZTLD)
  • Web Developer Front-End Certificate (Owens Code: ZWFC)
  • Welding Major (Owens Code: WELD)
  • Wide-Area Networking Technology, AAS (Owens Code: WANT)

Questions?
If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact chooseohiofirst@owens.edu.

The Ohio Great Minds Fellowship Scholarship is a program funded by the State of Ohio for students studying in the Social Work Transfer Pathway program who plan to complete an internship and work at a participating Ohio Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC).

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in the Social Work Transfer Pathway, AA program (Owens Code: SWTP) as a new or continuing student.
  • Be in good academic standing at Owens Community College with an overall GPA of 2.0 or above and no financial holds or outstanding payments due. Maintain good academic standing to continue eligibility for each semester.
  • Be an Ohio resident.
  • Be registered for Selective Service if required to register by law.
  • Be on an academic timeline to complete the Social Work Transfer Pathway program by Spring Semester 2027.
  • Be enrolled full or part-time. Continuous enrollment each semester is not required.
  • Sign an agreement with the State of Ohio in which you:
    • Acknowledge that you intend to perform an internship at a Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC).*
    • Acknowledge requirement to, upon graduation, be employed at participating Ohio Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) for at least one year (this may be full- or part-time employment). The CBHC employer can be different from the employer where you completed your internship.

*A list of participating CBHCs is available online.

Awards

  • A total of $10,000, for Spring Semester 2024 through Spring Semester 2025 to be used instructional fees, general fees, and other fees such as lab and course material fees.
  • There is limited funding available for this program.

Application

To apply, please contact michael_pfahl@owens.edu for a meeting to receive information and the application form.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact michael_pfahl@owens.edu.

The Ohio Short-Term Certificate Grant is for Ohio residents enrolled in certain short-term certificate programs.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Submit an Ohio Short-Term Certificate Grant application and be selected as a recipient.
  • Be an Ohio resident.
  • Be registered for Selective Service if required to register by law.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program (see Eligible programs below).
  • If you are enrolled in a Credit program, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). The U.S. Department of Education will use your FAFSA® to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) / Student Aid Index (SAI).
    • For Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024, complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA®. The resulting EFC must be 6656 or lower.
  • If you are enrolled in a Non-Credit program, you may complete the FAFSA® as noted above, or provide documentation that one of the following criteria are met. Please note that Non-Credit programs are not eligible for most other financial aid programs.
    • You are eligible for WIO (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) benefits.
    • You have lost your job (not including quitting a job voluntarily).
    • You have been laid off or received a lay-off notice from your job.
    • You are self-employed but are unemployed due to general low economic conditions or a natural disaster.
    • You are the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces and have experienced a loss of employment because of relocating due to permanent change in duty station; or are unemployed or underemployed, and experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.
    • You are a displaced homemaker (a person who previously provided unpaid services to the family, are no longer supported by your spouse, are unemployed or underemployed, and are having trouble finding or upgrading employment).
  • Maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher to continue eligibility. For non-credit courses, the course must be completed successfully.

Awards

  • Awards may be used in summer, fall, or spring semesters.
  • Up to $2,000 can be awarded per certificate program.  For programs which are more than one semester in length, awards for subsequent semesters will be determined after the prior semester’s final grades have been posted.
  • Awards can only be used for instructional fees, general fees, and other approved fees (such as lab and course material fees).
  • You may receive a maximum of three awards totaling $2,000 each for different short-term certificates. Additional awards are based on successfully completing one short-term certificate before receiving another award.
  • Funding is limited and only available through Spring 2024.

Application

To apply, log in to ozone.owens.edu. Locate the Scholarships card and click on Apply under the Ohio Short-Term Certificate Grant.

Eligible programs

The Ohio Short-Term Certificate Grant may be used for the following programs of study.  This list may change at any time.

Credit Programs

    • Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Certificate (Owens Code: ZEMT)
    • Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate Certificate (Owens Code: ZEIC)
    • Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic Certificate (Owens Code: ZPAR)
    • Fire Fighter I Certificate (Owens Code: ZFF1)
    • Fire Fighter II Certificate (Owens Code: ZFF2)
    • GMAW (Mig) Welding Certificate (Owens Code: ZGMW)
    • GTAW (Tig) Welding Certificate (Owens Code: ZGTW)
    • Insurance Certificate (Owens Code: ZINS)
    • Logistics/Supply Chain Certificate (Owens Code: ZLSC)
    • Medical Office Support Certificate (Owens Code: ZMOS)
    • Pipe Welding Certificate (Owens Code: ZPWL)
    • Plate Welding Certificate (Owens Code: ZPLW)
    • SMAW Welding Certificate (Stick) (Owens Code: ZSMW)
    • State Tested Nurse Assistant Training Course/Home Health Aide Course (STNA) (Owens Course STN 110)
    • Sterile Processing Certificate (Owens Code: ZSPC)
    • Tool and Die / Mold Maker Certificate (Owens Code: ZTLD)

Non-Credit Programs

For information about the programs which are currently being offered, please contact Workforce & Community Services.

    • Commercial Truck Driving Training
    • HazMat CDL Endorsement Course
    • Home Healthcare Aide
    • OSHA 10
    • OSHA 30
    • Pharmacy Tech
    • Phlebotomy Tech
    • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
    • Real Estate Pre-Licensing Program
    • Robotics
    • Tool and Die
    • Welding & Fabrication

Questions?
If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Admissions.

More information coming soon.

The Education Training Voucher (ETV) provides assistance to youth who have emancipated from foster care or were adopted at the age of 16 or older and who are enrolled in post- secondary educational programs. The young adult must have a high school diploma or GED to be eligible.

Funding can be used to assist with tuition, books, computers, school supplies, living expenses, rent, childcare, health insurance, groceries and transportation. In addition, young adults who are enrolled in the ETV program, and reach their 21st birthday, may continue receiving vouchers until their 23rd birthday. Though this only happens if enrollment into the program is progressing toward a satisfactory completion of that program.

Click here for additional details.

The Commercial Truck Driver Student Aid Program provides funding for eligible Ohio students enrolled in the CDL program.

Eligibility requirements

To qualify for the Commercial Truck Driver Student Aid Program, you must:

  • Be enrolled in the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program
  • Pass a drug test within two weeks of the class start date
  • Not have more than three moving violations in two consecutive years
  • Not have pled guilty to or been convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or a drug of abuse in the past twelve months
  • Provide documentation of Ohio residency such as a valid driver’s license or voter registration and proof of mailing address
  • Be registered for Selective Service if required to register by law
  • Commit to reside in and be employed in Ohio for a minimum of one year upon completion of a CDL program
  • Complete a signed promissory note, which contains the repayment agreement for the loan portion

Awards

  • The Commercial Truck Driver Student Aid Program can be used for tuition and related expenses for the CDL program which are reflected on your tuition bill, not to exceed $10,000. One half (fifty percent) of the award is a grant and the other half (fifty percent) is a loan.
  • If other programs pay for a portion of your costs, this program can be used to cover the remainder of the costs, with the remainder split into 50% as a grant and 50% as a loan.
  • You must complete at least 25% of the CDL program to be eligible for funds.

 

More Scholarships

The list below is updated regularly as information is received from local organizations.

Allied Van Lines Scholarship for students majoring in logistics/supply chain management. Application deadline:  December 15, 2024

California Nurses Foundation Sandra R Spaulding Memorial Scholarship Fund for second-year nursing students. Application deadline: July 15, 2024

Friends of Dylan Everett Scholarship for Ottawa County high school seniors pursuing a career in the trades. Contact DoItForDy5lan@gmail.com to obtain the application. Application deadline: July 26, 2024

Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Scholarships for local students

Greater Toledo Community Foundation Scholarships for local students pursuing higher education
Most deadlines are in early February for the upcoming academic year.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at 4-year colleges or universities. The application is available beginning in early fall of each year.

Ohio Reach Scholarship for former foster youth.  Application deadline: May 31, 2024

Sylvania Area Community Improvement Corporation Public Safety Services Scholarship for a local high school senior residing in the City of Sylvania or Sylvania Township, pursuing a career in criminal justice, fire science, police officer, emergency medical technician, or paramedic/firefighter. Application deadline:  May 17, 2024 

There are numerous free scholarship searches available to you, such as the ones listed below.

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