Owens Success reaches Lake HS, Hancock CountyWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Owens Community College has expanded its Success Program to include all of Hancock County and Lake High School.
“It means a great deal to these students. The program will be available to all students who graduate from public schools within Hancock County,” said Ann Savage, Owens executive director of college development and Owens Foundation president.
Owens Success Program, which began in 2008, is designed to make college more affordable for high school students in need. The scholarship bridges the gap between Pell federal aid grants and the cost of tuition at Owens. Students must have finished high school and attend Owens for more than 12 credit hours each semester. Funds for the program come from the Owens Foundation.
Graduates of high schools in Hancock County, as well as Lake, which is in Wood County, will be able to participate in the Success Program this year.
The expansion of the Success Program to all of Hancock County was made possible by a $15,000 challenge grant by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation in February. The Owens Foundation matched the grant and was able to establish the Success Program throughout the county.
A total of 23 schools now benefit from the Success Program, including Toledo Public Schools.
Following the destruction of Lake High School in a June 5 tornado, the school will be housed in the Owens Center for Development and Training building. Owens Community College fall semester begins Aug. 16.
For more information about the Success Program, call (567) 429-3141 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3141.