Posted on 2/2/14
octcs 04 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (10/4/13) – A new scholarship program at Owensboro Community and Technical College will help area students pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

OCTC has received a $619,500 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program.

OCTC Achieving Community College Educational Success Scholarship to STEM (OCTC ACCESS to STEM) is designed to increase the pool of skilled technicians in the workforce. STEM education is critical for a well-prepared workforce. The project’s goal is to increase enrollment and retention in STEM programs that lead to transfer to four-year postsecondary training and/or training-related employment. More than half a million dollars of this award will fund scholarships in the following programs:



  Computer & Information Technologies

  Mechatronics Industrial Maintenance Computer Aided Drafting & Design Computerized Manufacturing & Machining

  Engineering Technology Welding

To be eligible, students must meet the following NSF and local eligibility criteria:

- Must be a U.S. Citizen or national, refugee, or lawful alien;

- Must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and spring semesters) in one of the targeted disciplines that lead to an associate’s degree in a technology area associated with a targeted S-STEM discipline;

- Must demonstrate academic potential, as determined by one of the following:

- Composite ACT score of 21 OR COMPASS placement scores of 50 algebra / 85 reading / 81 writing OR High school GPA of at least 3.0;

- Must demonstrate financial need, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education;

- Must demonstrate professionalism, as determined by expressed motivation, time management abilities, and communication skills.

Members of underrepresented groups (first-generation college student, female, minority and/or disabled) are encouraged to apply. The first round of scholarships will be awarded in fall 2014. Applications must be submitted by March 1. For more information, please contact Misty Gish, Associate Professor of Biotechnology, at (270) 686-4554.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Tracy McQueen your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 06, 2015 4895

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 4817

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 05, 2015 4140

Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 3830

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 3305

Vehicle Overturns during Two-Car Collision

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 13486

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 11544

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 10, 2015 3135

25-Mile Car Chase on Pennyrile Ends in Two Arrests

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 938

Travis Ipox Appointed as New Agency Manager of…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 936

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 873

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 736

OPINION: No Simple Answer to Violent Attacks

by Ron Sanders
October 09, 2015 699

2016 Kynect Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 634

Rider Killed in Motorcycle Collision with Bucket…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 595

LG&E, KU Utility-Scale Solar Facility…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 538

McConnell Comments on Court Decision Halting WOTUS

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 508

A.G. Conway Issues Statement Regarding Sixth…

by SurfKY News