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.
Corporate Partners Scholarships
* New scholarships
OTC/PSI Sponsored Scholarships & Grants
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
OTC/ PSI High School Custom Paint & Graphics Scholarship
Penske Open House Grant Seminar Scholarship
SkillsUSA Regional Scholarship
Veteran’s Appreciation Grant
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.
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 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.
The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship
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)
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
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.
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 [email protected].