Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) and the OCTC Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit established in support of the college, have awarded 81 scholarships for the 2017-18 year, valued at $117,095. Community members wishing to contribute may send donations to the OCTC Foundation, Inc. at 4800 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303. The following scholarships have been offered to the subsequent students.
The J. Rogers Badgett, Sr. Foundation Scholarship is an external scholarship available to graduates of Hancock County High School who plan to attend OCTC and then transfer to WKU-O to complete a bachelor's degree. Congratulations to: Crystal Corley of Lewisport, Justin Estes of Hawesville, Raven Gillians of Hawesville, Kaylah Hall of Lewisport, Wesley Nevitt of Lewisport, Chyenne Patterson of Hawesville, Shaunika Sandefur of Hawesville, Tavarus Starks-McCarty of Lewisport, and Kalley Wheatley of Hawesville.
The Burmese Heritage and ELL Scholarshipis an OCTC Endowed Scholarship available to students of Burmese nationality and/or students whose primary language is non-English. Students must be enrolled in a certificate or degree program. This scholarship was offered to Skye Benidayta of Daviess County.
The Champion Ford - Brian D. Foster Scholarship is an OCTC Foundation Scholarship for full-time students enrolled in the Diesel Technology program pursuing an associate degree, this scholarship was offered to Dalton Snyder of Tell City, Indiana.
The Commonwealth Scholarship is a KCTCS scholarship for Kentucky residents, for students in top 25% of their high school class and must be enrolled in six (6) credit hours or more at a KCTCS college. This scholarship has been offered to: Hope Boue of Philpot, Ciara Clark of Owensboro, Sydney DeWitt of Owensboro, Jaclyn Emery of Cloverport, Blair Emmick of Owensboro, Jamison Hepner of Beaver Dam, Lillian Lester of Hardinsburg, Landon Roberts of Owensboro, Morgan Roberts of Hawesville, and Callie Whitsell of Whitesville.
The Dr. Bruce Beck Memorial Scholarship named in honor of the late Dr. Bruce Beck is an OCTC Foundation Scholarship for an Ohio County resident, enrolled full-time in an Associate Degree program at OCTC. This scholarship has been offered to John Lambert of Whitesville.
The John T. Smith Scholarship is a KCTCS Scholarship designated for African-American Kentucky residents enrolled in six or more credit hours at a KCTCS institution. This scholarship has been offered to: Kelvin Anderson of Owensboro, Madison Carr of Lewisport, Kaitlin Gregory of Owensboro, Lauren Miller of Beaver Dam, Ariel Walker of Owensboro, Trevor Washington of Owensboro, and Ahmad Wilson of Owensboro.
The Workforce Development/Transfer Scholarship is a KCTCS Scholarship for a degree-seeking student enrolled in the STEM disciplines, health professions, career pathway programs, teacher shortage areas or must declare intention to pursue an associate degree in an area of workforce need at a KCTCS institution with the intention of transferring to a university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree. This scholarship has been offered to Grace Sallee of Calhoun, and Samuel Tapp of Morganfield.
The KY Corngrowers Scholarship is an external scholarship in support of students studying ethanol and alternative fuels in the Automotive Technology program, this scholarship has been offered toWibur Galvez Perez, of Owensboro and Christopher Shadwick of Owensboro.
The Lester E. Yeager Scholarship is an OCTC Endowed Scholarship designated for students from Daviess County and/or surrounding areas and has been awarded to: Nicholas Russell of Owensboro, and Panwa Sho of Owensboro.
The Lion's Club Scholarship is an external scholarship and has been offered to Logan Lake of Owensboro.
The Master Gardener Scholarship is an external scholarship through the Green River Area Master Gardener's Association supporting students in the Agriculture Technology program, this scholarship has been offered to Lyndsey McKinley, of Whitesville.
The Morton J. Holbrook, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is an OCTC Foundation Scholarship established by the Holbrook family & friends in honor of Morton J. Holbrook, Jr. and his dedication to education. Students must be enrolled in a Certificate, Diploma or Associate Degree program at OCTC. This scholarship has been offered to: Samantha Lanham of Lewisport, Austin Mayfield of Owensboro, and Kahlan Storm of Daviess County.
The N.O. Kimbler Scholarship is an external scholarship designated for students in an Education major and has been offered to Tracy Haimes of Utica.
The OCTC Community Healthcare Scholarship is an OCTC Foundation Scholarship established by Jean Wells for students enrolled in a nursing pathway program with a preference for students who plan to work with the aging population. This scholarship has been offered to Alexandra Evans of Sacramento.
The OCTC Foundation Scholarships are designated for OCTC students and requires a 3.0 GPA after the first semester, it has been offered to Nathaniel Cox of Owensboro, Sheridan Davis of Philpot, Robert Drane of Cloverport, Hannah Hopper of Sturgis, Keely Shocklee of Utica, and Blanche Swift of Owensboro.
The OMHS Workforce Scholarship is available to students enrolled full or part-time (6+ hours) in a Certificate, Diploma or Associate Degree program; preference is given to students majoring in healthcare fields that contribute to workforce development in high need areas and students who plan to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs in areas of strategic benefit to the Commonwealth. This scholarship has been offered to Cynthia Woods of Utica.
The Haas Scholarship is an OCTC Foundation Scholarship established by the Haas company for students interested in Computerized Manufacturing and Machining at OCTC. This scholarship has been offered to Hunter Adler of Greenville.
The President's Scholarship is a KCTCS Scholarship for OCTC students and has been offered to: Tesa Bell of Hawesville, Ashley Brown of Hawesville, Allie Butterworth of Owensboro, Megan Crawford of Owensboro, Kendra Fulkerson of Greenville, Veronica Garcia of Owensboro, KatrinaHatcher of Owensboro, Taylor Hines of Hardinsburg, Justin Kurz of Hawesville, Presley Lee of Owensboro, Kaylee Meador of Whitesville, Grace Pate of Lewisport, Hannah Perry of Morgantown, William Riney of Owensboro, Katie Taylor of Owensboro, William Vaden of Owensboro, Felicia Villareal of Owensboro, Madelyn Voyles of Owensboro, Kendall Weldon of Calhoun, and Erika Wertz of Richland, Indiana.
The Ray and Alice Addington Family Scholarship is an OCTC Foundation Scholarship established by former OCTC President Dr. Jacqueline Addington in honor of her parents. Students must be enrolled in a Certificate, Diploma or Associate Degree program at OCTC. This scholarship has been offered to William Eans of Owensboro, Kristi Johnson of Owensboro, and Courtney Patrick of Tell City, Indiana.
The Ray Gillaspie Scholarship is an OCTC Endowed Scholarship for Ohio County residents, seeking a degree in a technical field. This award has been offered to Benjamen Carroll of Hartford, Trenton Shain of Bever Dam, and Sean Steele of Hartford.
The Theresa Mills Scholarship is an OCTC Foundation Scholarship for students enrolled in a certificate, diploma or degree program in any OCTC major and has been offered to: Ashley Haynes of Whitesville, Susan Head of Owensboro, Kaela Howard of Calhoun, Arikah Newton of Lewisport, and Marlie Rowe of Beaver Dam.
Women in Support of Education (WISE) Scholarship is an external scholarship, established by OCTC faculty and staff for female students. This has been offered to Grace Sallee of Calhoun, Robyn Warren of Owensboro, and Kaylee Meador of Whitesville.