Scholarships | OCTC


Owensboro Community & Technical College offers a wide variety of scholarship opportunities. We have a little something for everyone—awarding scholarships without regard to race, color, gender, belief system, national origin, disability or veteran status, and so on. Some scholarships are dedicated to students in specific types of programs (for example a Nursing student would not be able to receive an Electrical Technology scholarship). And some are designed to help students overcome specific challenges unrelated to programs of study.

We understand that a college education is a major investment. At OCTC, we are here to help you find the funds you need and earn that degree! We have a one-stop shop scholarship application.

What’s so special about this online scholarship application?

It identifies which scholarships are the best fit for you while you're completing the application! You won't have to worry about determining what you're eligible for; the online scholarship application does it for you.

Keep these instructions and tips handy while starting your new online scholarship application:

  • The new online scholarship application works best with the following web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.
  • Please, be sure to sign in with your full KCTCS username (example: – the “” is necessary) and password under the “Applicants and Administrators” tab.
    • New students can access their username and password just a few days after submitting their initial Application for Admission. If you haven’t applied for admission yet, please do that before applying for scholarships!
    • If you need help with your login information, please contact
  • Once you’ve logged in and can view the new online scholarship application platform, to see only OCTC scholarship opportunities, you will need to use the filter option.
  • In the top right corner, select the “Show Filters” button, then select “Owensboro Community & Technical College.”

Application Material Checklist

  • Application (button below)
  • Names and contact information for two references
  • And, don’t forget to file your FAFSA!

Application Deadline

The application deadline is April 1, 2024 for students starting classes at OCTC in Fall 2024. To ensure that you're considered for an award, please include all documents requested through the online scholarship application (example: recommendation letters, high school or college transcripts, etc.).

Scholarship Application

I’ve finished my application for scholarships. Now what?

The OCTC Scholarship Committee reviews each application to determine eligibility for scholarship awards. If you are selected for a scholarship, you will receive an email containing information about your scholarship and instructions on how to accept your award. Students that receive scholarship funds from OCTC must file a FAFSA every year, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, and meet the specific criteria for the awards they receive. If you are not selected, you will also receive an email notification from the scholarship committee. Email notifications typically go out towards the beginning of May.

Our Financial Aid Office is ready to help you! Please, don’t hesitate to drop by our office upstairs in the Campus Center, call (270) 686-4520 or email us at We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck!