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Published 6/27/2005

Owens Community College, 92.5 KISS-FM, FOX Toledo and 'Toledo City Paper' Provide Free College Education

Tuition contest logo Owens Community College, 92.5 KISS-FM, FOX Toledo and the "Toledo City Paper" are partnering to offer a unique scholarship contest, which will award free college education to two area residents. The scholarship contest will award a grand-prize winner one year of free tuition to Owens, while the individual who finishes in second-place will receive one semester of free tuition.

"Owens Community College is proud to collaborate with 92.5 KISS-FM, FOX Toledo and the 'Toledo City Paper' and offer this incredible opportunity for the Northwest Ohio community," said Andy Woodard, Owens Marketing Manager. "This contest is possible due to the College's continued efforts of building upon its community partnerships. Thanks to the support of 92.5 KISS-FM, FOX Toledo and the 'Toledo City Paper,' two students will be able to experience a quality education at Owens Community College."

Woodard added, "We look forward to a very successful campaign, affording two students the opportunity to fulfill their educational dreams."

Individuals can enter the contest by logging onto www.owens.edu, www.925kissfm.com, www.foxtoledo.com or www.toledocitypaper.com, clicking on the "Ultimate Tuition Challenge" and correctly answering a series of five questions. Applicants also can enter by calling 92.5 KISS-FM when prompted during afternoon drive time, or filling out a registration form in the "Toledo City Paper." All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 24.

Applicants answering all five questions correctly will be entered into a drawing in which 300 semifinalists will be chosen at random. Each individual's name will be listed on www.owens.edu. To determine the grand-prize winner, five randomly selected semifinalists will then be chosen at the quiz bowl finals scheduled for Thursday, August 4. The quiz bowl finals will occur from 3-6 p.m. in the College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre. Portions of the event will be broadcast live by 92.5 KISS-FM.

One grand-prize winner will be awarded one year of free tuition to Owens, while the individual finishing in second-place will receive one semester of free tuition. All five finalists will receive a $100 gift certificate to the College's Bookstore. The contest is open to Ohio and Michigan residents 16 years of age or older.

Owens Community College this past year provided more than $41.9 million in grants, scholarships, loans and federal work-study to support the educational needs of students. Additionally, the Owens Community College Foundation has awarded over $644,700 in scholarships and program support since its incorporation in 2002.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students, making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, and Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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