The deadline to apply for fall 2017 scholarships at OTC is Thursday, June 1. On average, 640 students receive more than $800,000 in scholarship money each year. Sounds pretty good, right? Keep reading for more scholarship details. If you’re ready to apply, click HERE.

There are two types of scholarships available: OTC Institutional scholarships and OTC Foundation scholarships. Institutional scholarships are provided by the college. These scholarships act as tuition waivers, which simply means a portion of your tuition and fees are taken care of by OTC. Foundation scholarships are a little different — these scholarships are private gifts from local donors.

Whether you’re applying for an institutional scholarship or a foundation scholarship, the scholarship essay is very important component of your application. Take it seriously ― the essay is the perfect opportunity to distinguish yourself from the other applicants.

First, you’ll need to explain how the scholarship will help you financially. Be specific. How will this scholarship directly benefit you and your education? What needs will it fulfill?

Next, you’ll need to indicate your commitment to your educational journey. What do you hope to accomplish at OTC? What are your long-term goals?

Remember, a solid scholarship essay will help set you apart from the competition. Take your time. Really reflect on your needs and goals, and ― as always ― check for proper spelling and grammar. If you need help with your essay, be sure to visit the Carol Jones Writing Center.

Are you ready to get started? Click HERE to apply.



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