Scholarships

Ohio Technical College

Scholarships

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 and we encourage you to apply. They offer Scholarships for High School, Military and Adult Students (students 19 years old or older). Check out www.imagine-america.org for details and click here for step by step instructions.

OTC/PSI Sponsored Scholarships & Grants

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.

ASAES Madison International Speedway Scholarship

Auto Dealers Association Scholarship

City of Canton Mayor’s Scholarship

Edelbrock Carburetor Challenge Scholarship

FFA Regional Scholarship

Ford/AAA Competition Scholarships

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge Scholarship

Julius Brenner Founder’s Grant

SkillsUSA Competition Scholarships

Midwest Welding Tournament Scholarship

Michigan Industrial & Technology Education (MITES) Scholarship

NAFTC Grant

OTC/ PSI High School Custom Paint & Graphics Scholarship

Penske Open House Grant

Seminar Scholarship

SkillsUSA Regional Scholarship

Veteran’s Appreciation Grant

 

Scholarship Search Sites

Career Explorer

College Scholarships

Scholarship Points

College Adviser

FastWeb

Scholarships

College Board

FinAid!

Student Scholarships

College Net

Scholarship Experts

Zinch Scholarship Search

 

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 Scholarships
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.

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS)

Motorcycle Mechanics via StudentScholarships.org

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)

 

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

Campus Explorer scholarships

Coca-Cola Scholars offer $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.orgawards 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

HSF/ General College Scholarships

HSF/Haz La U Scholarship

Latino College Dollars

Sallie Mae Scholarships

United Negro College Fund

USA Funds Scholarships

 

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 pursuing 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 1-800-322-7000 or financialaid@ohiotech.edu.