The Van Wert County Foundation has launched a new scholarship opportunity for select adult education programs in partnership with Vantage Career Center.  This scholarship is intended to provide funding for participants who would otherwise be unable to finance their training.  Scholarship dollar amounts are dependent on the cost of the program and any additional financial assistance available to the applicant.  To qualify for consideration, applicants must be:  

  1. A resident of Van Wert County, OH, and provide proof of residency
  2. Enrolled in a qualifying adult program at Vantage Career Center which includes Welding, CDL, STNA, EMT
To apply, click on the link provided below.  Create an account.  You will be sent an email with a link to complete the application for the Career Tech Scholarship.  You must insert this access code g3tThe3Dge in the top right-hand corner of the application to apply for the Career Tech specific scholarship.
Robert Brandt was the first superintendent of Vantage Vocational School, hired in 1973.  He remained superintendent for 27 years.  A 1963 graduate of Ohio State University, he earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural education and finance.  In 1965, he graduated from Michigan State University, where he earned a master's degree in educational administration, and an educational specialist degree from the University of Cincinnati.  He passed away suddenly on May 30, 2005.  
One $500 Scholarship will be awarded each school year.  This scholarship is designed to assist an adult student with training in the area of Career Technical Education at Vantage Career Center. Applicants must be a Vantage Career Center High School completer.  Applicant must be enrolling in one of these qualifying program at Vantage Career Center:  Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting, Police Academy, CDL, Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter I, STNA, or Welding.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need or be able to express how the scholarship will enhance their future career. Recipient must complete half of their hours to retain their scholarship.  Scholarship funds will be sent tot he school and applied to the student's account.  Application deadline is August 1 of each school year (July 1 to June 30).  
This scholarship is for graduates of Vantage Career Center High School who will be attending an adult education program the following year.  Eligible applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and provide their current high school transcript with their application, must enroll in a qualifying adult education program at Vantage for the following school year, and must submit an application by May 1 in time to be announced at the Senior Awards Ceremony.
Scholarships                 Qualifying Programs  
$1,000                             Practical Nursing & Medical Assisting 
$500                                CDL & Police Academy

The link below will take you to scholarship opportunities for both high school and adult students.  Scholarships designated "General" or "OTC" may be available to adult education students attending a training program at Vantage Career Center.  

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Jaclyn Gunsett
Jaclyn Gunsett
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Office: 419-238-5411 x 2110
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