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Job Corps Scholars Program

The United States Job Corps has partnered with OTC to help eligible young people train for meaningful careers. Thanks to the Job Corps Scholars grant, tuition is free and individualized career and employment counseling is provided to help participants land a job they love as soon as they graduate. Complete training on one year or less with customized support from OTC. Job Corps Scholars receive support during their studies and beyond as OTC counselors work with students to build their professional network.

Applicants must meet eligibility requirements, which are designed to ensure the grant helps students who need it most. Candidates must be between 16-24 years of age.

The United States Job Corps is partnering with Ozarks Technical Community College to get you started on a path to a rewarding career. Join the Job Corps Scholars Program today.


Up to one year of training and education in a variety of programs.
Free Tuition


All Job Corps Scholars Program training and services are free.
support services


We’ll support you through the entire process, and assist in job placement.
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Job Corps Scholars Eligibility

Am I Eligible?

Fill out the short application and one of our counselors can help to determine your eligibility. But, generally, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • The Job Corps Scholars program helps students between the ages of 16 and 24
  • Applicants must demonstrate what challenge(s) they are facing to pursuing education, such as significant financial need.

How Do I Apply?

Qualifying Programs

Programs that offer College Credit

Short-Term Professional Development and Continuing Education Courses

1. OTC Job Corps Scholars is 100% federally funded through a $1,168,123 grant from the Department of Labor over three years. None of the financial resources are coming from non-governmental sources.
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