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OTEC Trade School Scholarships 2018

OTEC members and immediate family interested in attending a trade school are encouraged to apply!

Up to $2,500 will be awarded toward the cost of attending an accredited trade school. The scholarship award must be used in the next cycle of enrollment, otherwise the funds will be forfeited. The qualifications for this scholarship match the chosen trade school’s qualifications.

Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on May 1. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. See application for additional details and guidelines on submitting. Scholarship are funded by interest from member-owner unclaimed capital credits and do not affect rates.

Scholarship FAQs

Can the scholarship be sent by mail?

No, in order to quickly and efficiently process the scholarship applications, they must be submitted by email.

Does the application require an official transcript or will an unofficial transcript do?

An unofficial transcript is sufficient.

Can my letter of recommendation for the community member can also be from my National Honor Society adviser?

Yes, the letter of recommendation can be from school or volunteer advisers.

Do I need to print my completed scholarship, sign it, and then scan it back in? 

Yes, Scholarship Applications must be completed, signed, scanned and then returned via email. Current versions of Adobe will also allow you to apply a digital signature in the signature section.

Can I attach a resume in the work experience section? 

Yes, you may attach additional material that directly relates to your work experience such as a professional resume.

If I haven't been accepted to a school or I'm considering two schools what should I put down as my "specified educational institution"?

We recommend you discuss those factors in your application and list both schools as options. We have allowed recipients to change their specified school after the scholarship was awarded because we know things change and our application process starts before many students have been accepted.