December 1 Deadline to Apply for OWNK Scholarship

Gateway Community and Technical College has teamed up with Toyota for the fourth year to fund the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky scholarship at Gateway.

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one female Gateway student who is a resident of Northern Kentucky and who exemplifies notable achievement, outstanding college or community service, personal integrity, perseverance and leadership. The recipient will be announced at the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Awards luncheon in Spring 2012.

To qualify for the Gateway/Toyota OWNK scholarship, applicants must be a current non-traditional female student enrolled in at least six credit hours, have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, live in Northern Kentucky, provide two letters of recommendation from non-relatives and complete a Gateway/Toyota OWNK scholarship application at www.gateway.kctcs.edu/Financial_Aid/Scholarships.

A non-traditional student is defined as having one of the following characteristics: 24 years or older; has a child or other non-spousal dependents; did not start college within the same calendar year of graduating from high school; or works a minimum of 35 hours a week.

The application and letters of recommendation are due by Dec. 1, 2011, to the Gateway Financial Aid Office at the Urban Center, 525 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky. 41011.

The Gateway/Toyota OWNK scholarship application is different from the colleges normal scholarship application. Gateway has 18 other scholarship categories, and application criteria vary by category. To be considered for other scholarships, applicants should complete Gateways regular scholarship application at www.gateway.kctcs.edu/Financial_Aid/Scholarships. The regular application will be and additional information on other scholarships will be available on the website in November.

For more information about the OWNK or other scholarships, contact Will Bradley at (859) 442-4186 or William.bradley@kctcs.edu.

Toyota also has partnered with Northern Kentucky University and Thomas More to offer similar scholarships to their students.