Terra State offers tuition-free program for 2020-2021

Oct 23, 2019 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

The Workforce Demand Scholarship is giving area high school graduates a tuition-free option to attend Terra State Community College classes as long as they are pursuing a career in a high-demand job field.

“The Workforce Demand Scholarship is a gap scholarship,” said Kristen Lindsay, Terra State’s Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. “It brings the cost of college down to a more affordable level for students. “The current cost of tuition and general fees for the fall and spring semesters is $4,944. If a student receives a Pell grant in the amount of $2,000, along with other scholarships totaling $1,000, your scholarship is the difference in the amount and would be $1,944. Books and other fees are not covered by the scholarship.”

This year, the Workforce Demand Scholarship is available to students pursuing the following degrees: Accounting, Agribusiness Management, Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Health Information Technology, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR), Hospitality Management, Interactive Media, Manufacturing Technology, Music Technology and Recording Arts, Power and Controls (Electricity), Power Technologies (includes Automotive), Robotics – Integrated Manufacturing Technology, Systems and Network Support, Welding Technology.

To qualify, a student must be enrolled full time (12 or more credit hours) for the fall and spring semesters and part-time (six or more credit hours) for the summer semester. Students who are awarded the Workforce Demand Scholarship will be provided the opportunity to participate in a work-based experience with an employer in Terra State’s service district.

The scholarship pays for a maximum of five semesters and a target of 12 -15 students per program are eligible to receive the scholarship. Students who graduate high school in 2020 will get priority preference.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must: Be a high school graduate and new to Terra State; Not have a college degree; Complete a free application for admission to Terra State, the Terra State scholarship application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before April 15, 2020; Develop an academic and career plan, sign a participation contract, and register for classes before April 15, 2020; Submit a non-refundable $50 deposit by April 15, 2020.

For more information on the Workforce Demand Scholarship, call 419-559-2349 or email: admissions@terra.edu.

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