​COTC offers over $1 million in scholarships annually.

Central Ohio Technical College Scholarships​

Because of the generosity of our many donors, COTC is proud to offer more than 50 different scholarships to our students. While the majority of available scholarships are automatic consideration and only require a student to be admitted and to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), some scholarships require students to complete a separate application and most require the FAFSA.

       Students wishing to apply for these scholarships should submit a completed application to the Office of Financial Aid by the deadline.
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  • Engineering Technology Scholarship - $2,200 scholarship for incoming students with a high school or college GPA of 2.0 or higher awarded on a first-come, first-served basis (limit of 30 scholarships).

  • J. Gilbert Reese Next Generation Community Leadership Award -  $2,000 scholarship presented annually to one COTC student and one Ohio State Newark student who exemplifies a spirit of volunteerism and community involvement with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • Licking County Senior Levy Scholarship - This scholarship provides support for senior citizen instructional service. It is limited to Licking County residents, sixty (60) years of age or older. Awarded until funds are exhausted.

Local Scholarship Opportunities

  • EWI ASIST Scholarship:  Executive Women International® (EWI) is accepting applications for their Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship.  Applicants must be from either Franklin County or one of the six contiguous counties (Licking, Fairfield, Union, Pickaway, Madison and Delaware) and must be able to define their career goals and objectives and meet educational and financial requirements.

Outside Scholarships

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