Owens offering new scholarships whose plans affected by COVID -
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Sept. 1, 2020:
Owens Community College
is offering members of the Class of 2020 the opportunity to
continue their academic path at Owens with the Spring Start:
High School Class of 2020 Scholarship.
This scholarship is a $500 non-need-based award intended to
provide new graduates whose educational plans may have changed
due to the COVID-19 pandemic the assistance they need to start
their journey in the spring and keep their education on track.
Eligible students would be awarded a scholarship for the 2021
Spring Semester. An additional $250 scholarship would be awarded
for the 2021 Summer semester to those Spring 2021 scholarship
recipients who continue to meet eligibility requirements.
“With this unique initiative Owens hopes to demonstrate to our
area high schools and community the College’s ongoing commitment
to increasing college enrollment and student success as part of
our strategic plan and our critical role in the northwest Ohio
higher education ecosystem,” stated Amy K. Giordano, vice
president, Enrollment Management and Student Services.
A recent survey by Junior Achievement and Citizens Bank (COVID
found that nearly half of high school juniors and seniors (44%)
say COVID-19 has impacted their plans to pay for college. The
survey also found that 30% say that COVID-19 is impacting their
expected college start date.
Owens own enrollment trends show that these uncertainties
especially affect the direct from high school students from the
larger, public urban high schools with these student numbers
behind prior year enrollment trends.
With this new scholarship, Owens provides students who delayed
their college career this additional financial assistance and
wrap around support services to help ensure they don’t find
themselves falling behind in their educational journey.
“This scholarship, open to all eligible students regardless of
need, will reduce Owens already low cost for the 2021 Spring
Semester,” said Giordano.
Requirements for the new scholarship are:
Must be a member of the Class of 2020 from our legal service
district (Lucas, Wood, Hancock and parts of Ottawa and
Sandusky counties) who have not yet enrolled in college or
Must be enrolled in 12 credit hours as of Spring 2021 census
Must be degree or certificate-seeking
Must have completed FAFSA on file
For Summer 2021 students must be enrolled in six credit
hours, and maintaining a 2.0 GPA
If you are interested in this scholarship and would like to
learn more, contact Amy K. Giordano at email@example.com.