PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Sept. 28, 2018 – Owens Community College is offering Owens College Credit Plus (CCP) students the unique opportunity to continue their academic path at Owens with the Start Here Scholarship, the only one of its kind in Northwest Ohio. The scholarship will begin being awarded in February 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
“Owens is proud of the hard work of our CCP students and excited to further assist them on their academic journey by offering this scholarship,” said Amy Giordano, vice president, Enrollment Management and Student Services. “This scholarship will allow many more students to continue their academic studies while also minimizing out of pocket tuition cost.”
The Start Here Scholarship will cover the gap of tuition after all other scholarships and grants are applied for eligible students. Students who qualify will automatically receive the scholarship.
Qualifications for the new scholarship are:
- Be an Ohio resident.
- Be a high school senior graduating in spring 2019 who has earned at least nine credits at Owens through the CCP program.
- Apply to Owens, have an Owens CCP GPA of 2.75 or higher, and a high school CPA of 2.75 or higher.
- Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Owens.
- Enroll in 15 credits for fall 2019.
Start Here Scholars will also receive priority registration for future semesters and VIP access to Owens academic and student support services including special meeting times with advisors, Oserve representatives, tutoring mentors, and more.
The scholarship covers tuition only and students may be responsible for books and any additional fees depending on their chosen program of study.
For more information about Owens Community College, please visit www.owens.edu.