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OTC Institutional Scholarships

Application Process

  1. Apply for admission at otc.edu/FORMS/students/application.php
  2. Have a FAFSA on file at OTC (school code 030830) for respective academic year
  3. Read and understand the Scholarship Application Disclosure Statement

Scholarship Application Resources

High School Graduate Scholarships

Fall Application period:  December  1 – June 1

Spring application period:  September 1 – November 1

Scholarship Application for the A+ Advantage Scholarship

Scholarship Application for Graduating HS Seniors

Qualifications:

In-district high school graduates whom meet two out of the three criteria:

  • Include school, community or civil activities
  • High School 3.30 cumulative grade point average or higher
  • Rank in the top 25% of graduating class
  • ACT composite score of 22 or higher

Value:

$2,500 annually; $1,250 Fall/$1,250 Spring
Award based on credit hours enrolled not to exceed tuition & fees:

  • 12+ hours    =   $1,250
  • 9-11 hours   =   $938
  • 6-8 hours     =   $625
  • 1-5 hours     =   $312

Renewal criteria:

Complete a FAFSA each year

Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher at OTC

Number offered:

20

Qualifications:

In-district high school graduates whom meet two out of the three criteria:

  • Include school, community, or civil activities
  • High School 2.75 cumulative grade point average or higher
  • Recommended by high school counselor based on community service, school involvement, leadership and potential to succeed at OTC
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

Renewable for up to four (4) semesters
$1,000 per semester full-time award
Award based on credit hours enrolled not to exceed tuition & fees:

  • 12+ hours    =   $1,000
  • 9-11 hours   =   $750
  • 6-8 hours     =   $500
  • 1-5 hours     =   $250

Renewal Criteria:

Renewable for 3rd and 4th semester for students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher at OTC

Number Offered:

75

Qualifications:

In-district high school graduates whom meet two out of the three criteria:

  • High School cumulative 3.5 grade point average or higher
  • Rank in the top 10% of graduating class
  • Composite score of 25 or higher on the ACT
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

Renewable for up to four (4) semesters
$1,500 per semester full-time award
Award based on credit hours enrolled not to exceed tuition & fees:
o    12+ hours    =   $1,500
o  9-11 hours     =   $1,125
o    6-8 hours     =   $750
o   1-5 hours      =   $375

Renewal criteria:

Renewable for 3rd and 4th semester for students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher at OTC

Number offered:

5

General Scholarships

Fall application period:  December 1 – June 1

Spring application period:  September 1 – November 1

General Scholarship Application

Qualifications:

  • Current active member of the OTC Honors Program
  • 3.50 cumulative grade point average to receive 3rd & 4th semester
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

Renewable for up to four (4) semesters
$1,250 per semester for full-time award
Award based on credit hours enrolled not to exceed tuition & fees:

  • 12+ hours  = $1250
  • 9-11 hours = $938
  • 6-8 hours   = $625
  • 1-5 hours   = $312

Renewal criteria:

Value renewable for up to four (4) semesters
Renewable for 3rd & 4th semester for students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at OTC
Maintain an active status in OTC Honors Program

Number offered:

5

Qualifications:

  • Current active member of OTC Honors Program
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

$500 per academic year ($250 per semester) not to exceed tution & fees

Renewal criteria:

Renewable for 3rd & 4th semester for students who maintain a 3.50 or higher cumulative GPA
Maintain active status in the OTC Honors Program

Number offered:

5

Qualifications:

Successfully completed 24 credit hours at OTC
2.75 cumulative minimum grade point average
Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

Total of two (2) consecutive semesters. $1,000 per semester full-time award.
$1,000 per semester  full-time award
Award based on credit hours enrolled not to exceed tuition & fees:

  • 12+ hours    =   $1,000
  • 9-11 hours   =   $750
  • 6-8 hours     =   $500
  • 1-5 hours     =   $250

Renewal criteria:

This is a one-time award for two consecutive semesters: Fall/Spring or Spring/Fall

Number offered:

15

Qualifications:

  • Student must have not attended a college/university or high school for at least one academic year
    • If student has attended college previously, they must have 20+ transfer credit hours with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

Renewable for up to four (4) semesters
$1,000 per semester full-time award
Award based on credit hours enrolled not to exceed tuition & fees:

  • 12+ hours = $1,000
  • 9-11 hours = $750
  • 6-8 hours = $500
  • 1-5 hours = $250

Renewal criteria:

Renewable for 3rd and 4th semester for students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher at OTC

Number offered:

15

Qualifications:

  • Completed GED/High School Equivalency Certification 2900  or higher
    (if taken before 2014) or 75 or higher (if taken after 2014).
  • 30 highest scores of those who apply will be awarded
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

Renewable for up to four (4) semesters

$1,000 per semester  full-time award
Award based on credit hours enrolled not to exceed tuition & fees:

  • 12+ hours    =   $1,000
  • 9-11 hours   =   $750
  • 6-8 hours     =   $500
  • 1-5 hours     =   $250

Renewal criteria:

Renewable for 3rd and 4th semester for students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher at OTC

Number offered:

30

 

Qualifications:

  • Must indicate first-generation college student on admissions application by designating they come from a family in which neither parent/guardian earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Student must have competed a minimum of twenty-four (24) credit hours at OTC
  • Requires student to maintain involvement in FGCS and to work a minimum of 40 hours service per semester at OTC events, providing campus tours, and completing duties assigned by FGCS advisors
  • Demonstrate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher or a minimum GED score of 2900
  • Full-time enrollment (12 + credit hours)
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

One school year (Fall/Spring)
Value applies towards tuition & fees
$1,500 per semester full-time award not to exceed tuition & fees

Renewal criteria:

Scholarship is awarded for one school year (Fall/Spring).  Student must apply each academic year and participate in an FGCS scholarship interview by a Review Committee which includes FGCS advisors and scholarship committee members that will consider need, academic ability, and service experiences

Number offered:

1

Qualifications:

  • Must indicate first-generation college student on admissions application by designating they come from a family in which neither parent/guardian earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Maintain involvement in FGCS through at least one of the following:
    • Attend one meeting per semester and/or
    • Attend a special FGCS event
  • Demonstrate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher or a minimum GED score of 2900
  • Minimum of half-time enrollment (6+ credit hours)
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

One school year (Fall/Spring)
Value applies towards tuition & fees
$500 per academic year ($250 per semester) not to exceed tuition & fees

Renewal criteria:

Scholarship is awarded for one school year (Fall/Spring).  Student must apply each academic year and participate in an FGCS scholarship interview by a Review Committee which includes FGCS advisors and scholarship committee members that will consider need, academic ability, and service experiences

Number offered:

30

HiSET Transition Scholarship

Application period: No Deadline

HiSET Transition Scholarship Application

Qualifications:

  • Completed the GED/High School Equivalency test within the past twelve (12) months
  • Must be your first time attending any college

Value:

Three (3) credit hours
*Fees and books associated with the class are the responsibility of the student

Renewal criteria:

This is a one-time award

Number offered:

unlimited

Qualifications:

  • Completed the GED/High School Equivalency test within the past twelve (12) months
  • Must be your first time attending any college

Value:

Three (3) credit hours
*Fees and books associated with the class are the responsibility of the student

Renewal criteria:

This is a one-time award

Number offered:

unlimited

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