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OCTC Foundation establishes HELP scholarships

December 27, 2020 | 12:08 am

Updated December 26, 2020 | 6:20 pm

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The Owensboro Community & Technical College Foundation is establishing two new Helping Each Learner Prosper Scholarships to provide additional support for new students. These $250 awards are for books and other ancillary supplies that may be needed for technical programs.

“You would be surprised at the number of students who struggle to purchase welding boots, graphing calculators or even some science lab kits,” said Mike Rodgers, OCTC’s Foundation Director.

The HELP-Work Ready Scholarship is available for 20 new students that are enrolled in a Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship eligible program. Eligible programs are those in one of five high-demand sectors which include healthcare, manufacturing, transportation/logistic, business/IT, and construction.

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The Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program was established to assist unemployed and underemployed citizens of the Commonwealth and prepare for high-demand careers and create a sustainable workforce.

The HELP-Diversity Scholarship is available to 20 new students who categorize themselves as racial or ethnic minorities underrepresented in higher education.

“The new HELP Scholarships have been established to help prospective students make the investment and commitment to themselves. This is our way of showing students that we are also committed to their success” said Scott Williams, OCTC President.

New students may inquire about the HELP Scholarships during the admissions process. For a virtual or scheduled appointment, email octc.startcenter@kctcs.edu or call 270-686-4522.

Everyone on campus must wear masks and practice social distancing.

December 27, 2020 | 12:08 am

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