Students encouraged to apply for scholarships

COLUMBUS-State Senator Jimmy Stewart (R-Albany) today encouraged local high school seniors to apply for college tuition assistance through the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools’ (OACCS) Legislative Scholarship Program. The OACCS, in cooperation with the Ohio General Assembly and 48 participating career colleges and schools across the state, is offering more than 260 scholarships worth nearly $1 million for students pursuing post-secondary training for careers in business, law, technology, medicine, criminal justice, education and a variety of other professions.

The OACCS Legislative Scholarship Program is open to any Ohio high school student scheduled to graduate in June 2010. Scholarships may cover up to one-half of a student’s tuition or a specific dollar amount. To be eligible, applicants do not have to demonstrate financial need, but they must have achieved a “C” grade average or better

In addition, to be considered for scholarship money, applicants must be nominated by a current member of the Ohio General Assembly. All high school seniors from the 20th Senate District who are interested in applying can send their nomination form to State Senator Jimmy Stewart at Statehouse, Room 040, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Sen. Stewart’s contact information can also be found at

For more information on the OACCS Legislative Scholarship Program please visit The deadline to apply is April 1, 2010.