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OCTC Offers New Scholarship Program

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:

  Biotechnology

  Science

  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.

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