Outside scholarship policy:
Federal regulations require you to report any outside scholarship you receive to the Financial Aid Office. We will apply your outside scholarship to your unmet need first by reducing Parent PLUS Loans or alternative loan eligibility. When necessary, we will reduce self-help portions of your financial aid package (Stafford loans, federal work-study) rather than reducing grants or other scholarships. In rare cases, some grants and scholarships may be reduced if the amount of an outside scholarship is such that all self-help aid has been eliminated from a student's financial aid package.
Outside scholarships are credited to your account after the Financial Aid Office receives the funds, processes a revised Award Letter for you, and forwards the funds to the Business Office. They are included in your financial aid reward but will not help reduce the amount of your bill with the Cashier's Office until they have been received and processed.
Please note: since these opportunities are outside of OTC/PSI, eligibility requirements and application deadlines may change without our knowledge. We are providing this information as a courtesy to you.
Many of our students receive an Imagine America Scholarship www.imagine-america.org and we encourage you to apply. They offer Scholarships for High School, Military and Adult Students (students 19 years old or older). Check website for details and click here for step by step instructions.
OTC/PSI Sponsored Scholarships
The following terms apply to your scholarship:
• In the event that you win scholarships from multiple competitions, cumulative amounts cannot exceed the total cost of your program's tuition.
• The highest scholarship amount won per competition per year will be honored. (You cannot add previously earned amounts from regional or state levels to amounts won at a higher level in that same calendar year).
• OTC Scholarships are applied on a quarterly basis and are contingent upon satisfactory academic progress and attendance. You must successfully complete the entire quarter to receive the scholarship payment.
• Scholarships must be redeemed no later than the fall of the year in which you graduate.
FFA Competition Scholarships
State and winners in this hands-on competition are offered tuition scholarships ranging from $1,500 to full tuition.
Ford/AAA Competition Scholarships
State and national winners in this hands-on competition are offered tuition scholarships.
SkillsUSA Competition Scholarships
State and national winners in this hands-on competition are offered tuition scholarships. OTC and PSI offer scholarships in a wide variety of classifications ranging from automotive and diesel to collision repair and motorcycle.
Auto Dealer Association Competition Scholarships
Many ADA competitive scholarships can be used at Ohio Technical College from the various competition levels. These scholarships cover the full selection of courses offered at OTC. Scholarships will be offered annually at the following eligible competitions:
• AmericanMuscle Scholarship
• Auto Rama / World of Wheels Shows
• Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia
• City of Canton Mayor's Scholarship
• Columbus Auto Dealers Association
• Eastern New York Coalition of Automotive Retailers, Inc
• Greater Charlotte Automobile Dealers Association
• Greater Cleveland Auto Dealers Association
• Greater Hartford Auto Dealers Association
• Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association
• Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association
• Hot Rodders of Tomorrow
• Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association
• Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES)
• Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association
• North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association
• Orange County Automobile Dealers Association
• OTC Racing Scholarship Program
• Penske Scholarship Testing
• Rhode Island Automobile Dealers Association
• And many more
Scholarship Search Sites
Program Specific Scholarships
American Welding Society
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
Automotive Hall of Fame
Scholarship for High School and College Students. Check web site for details.
Automotive Hall of Fame Annual Scholarship.
Numerous scholarships for High School and College students. Check website for details.
Automotive Service Councils of California - For CA Residents only
Bendix Passion That Drives You Scholarship Contest
Collision Education Foundation Scholarship opportunities for collision repair students attending career and technical schools and colleges.
Electrical Generating System Association (EGSA)Eligible applicants will be full-time students, have a declared major related to On-Site Power Generation industry subjects, and have a minimum 2.8 GPA. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.8 GPA to continue their participation in the program.
General Scholarship Opportunities
AFSA Scholarships. High school seniors $2000 and $1000 award. See web site for details.
Ayn Rand Foundation
The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship is a monthly $1,000 giveaway designed to help students pay for their higher education expenses. Every month, Campus Explorer will announce a new scholarship - and a new way to win. Winners will be randomly selected from the participants.
Campus Explorer scholarships
Coca-Cola Scholars. $20,000, $10,000 and $3,000 awards. See web site for details.
College Answer. High school or college student $1000 scholarship monthly enter online or by mail
College Prowler. High school or college student essay contest and no essay required entries each month
Cumberland Farms Believe & Achieve Scholarship Program:
(Must reside within 30 mile radius of a Cumberland Farms retail location)
EducationStart.org awards four (4) $3,000.00 scholarships
The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. High school student essay contest. Check website for details and deadline.
Kohl's Cares Scholarship
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program.
Sam Walton Community Scholarship Program
Wal-Mart Associate Scholarship: For Wal-Mart employees
Wal-Mart Dependent Scholarship: For dependent students of Wal-Mart employees
Scholarship Opportunities Minority Students
Scholarships for Northeast Ohioans
Cleveland Scholarship Program
The Junior League of Cleveland, Inc. (JLC) awards scholarships to women who are 17 years and older, and are seeking the opportunity to gain further education and/or career training. This scholarship is open to non-traditional women students in the greater Cleveland area.
Kids' Chance of Ohio. The mission of Kids' Chance of Ohio is to provide financial support to further the education of the children of Ohio workers who have been killed or declared permanently and totally disabled as a result of work-related injuries or occupational diseases. Specific requirements of the scholarship program are as follows: the student must be the child of an Ohio worker declared permanently and total disabled or killed; the worker must have an Ohio workers' compensation claim; the student must show financial need. There are several documents required to apply for this scholarship program. Please visit their website for details.
Ohio ACTE Darrell Parks Scholarship This scholarship is for students that have attended a Career or Technical program in an Ohio or Kentucky High School and are prsuing a post-secondary education. The application deadline is March 1st of each year.
Rev. A William Jamerson Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship for Cleveland area students who are an active church member and endorsed by a letter of reference from your pastor.
Western Reserve Junior Service League Adult Scholarship Applicant must be a female, U. S. citizen, 25 years of age or over by September 1, be a resident of Lake, Geauga, or Ashtabula County, be enrolled at least part-time (6 credit hours) for the next term in an accredited two or four year college or university and working toward an associate or first bachelor's degree. If currently in school your GPA must be at least 3.0. Applicant must have had an interruption in her education following high school.
For more information please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 800.322.7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.