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 depend on the program's cost 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: CDL, EMT, POLICE, LPN/RN, STNA, PHLEBOTOMY, AND WELDING
Contact the financial aid coordinator at 419-238-5411, ext. 2110, or the enrollment coordinator at 419-238-5411, ext. 2118, before completing the application.  Once eligibility has been determined, you will be given an access code to complete the application.   
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 graduate.  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 to the 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  Vantage Career Center High School graduates 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, enroll in a qualifying adult education program at Vantage for the following school year, and apply by May 1 to be announced at the Senior Awards Ceremony.
Scholarships                 Qualifying Programs  
$1,000                             Practical Nursing, Police Academy, CDL
$500                                Welding, EMT, Phlebotomy, STNA
Horatio Alger Association - Career & Technical Scholarship program

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.  

Contact us

Kendra Sentelik
Kendra Sentelik
Financial Aid Coordinator/ Accreditation Liaison Officer/ VA School Certifying Official
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2110
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