The Ohio Department of Education (ODHE) awarded Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) funds under the Short-
Term Certificate Grant Program in 2018 to provide grants to students enrolled in certificate programs to meet the in-
demand needs of Ohio based business and industries. This grant is designed to support students with demonstrated
financial need in obtaining a certificate they can complete in less than one year while providing a one-time grant of up to
$2000 (minus any grants, scholarship or outside aid) to assist with tuition in one of these short-term certificates.
Funding as a part of this grant has been designated to assist students in the Foster Care System or who have
recently exited the system. This grant is to be used only for tuition and fees (does not include the cost of books and
supplies) and is a limited fund that will be awarded until funds are exhausted.
To be considered, interested students must:
bmit the Short-Term Certificate Grant Application.
Plan to enroll in one of the following certificates at COTC:
o State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)
o Emergency Medical Services Technician
o Addiction Studies Certificate
o Peace Officer Basic Training
o Phlebotomy Certificate
Certify that you are either currently in the Foster Care System or that you are preparing to exit or just recently
exited the Foster Care System.
Certify that you have a financial need for this grant. Financial need may be because of unemployment or
underemployment (working in low paying or low skill jobs) or simply lacking resources to fully meet all your
current expenses.
Phone #:
COTC Email Address:
TO RETURN THIS FORM: Students may upload all forms and documents in the Student Assistance Portal. Select the
“Assistance” icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, followed by “Submit Financial Aid Documents” from the
drop-down menu. Or you can Fax to: 740-364-9533 (or) Mail to: COTC, Student Financial Services, 1179 University
Dr, Newark OH 43055 or Email to:
Direct questions to: Faith Phillips at
CERTIFICATION: I certify that all statements made in this application are true, complete, and accurate to the best of
my knowledge.
By checking the box and signing below, you are certifying that you have financial need for this grant
and you are in the Foster Care System or in the process of exiting or have exited the Foster Care
Signature Date
Electronic Signatures will not be accepted.