OCTC Receives $4,000 from the RMP Foundation to Fund Scholarships for Automotive Students

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OWENSBORO, KY (02/14/2018) The Owensboro Community & Technical College Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) received funding from the RPM Foundation for eight $500 scholarships to award to new students enrolling in Owensboro Community & Technical College's (OCTC) Automotive Technology program.

Dr. Scott Williams, OCTC President commented, "We are humbled to have the opportunity to award these scholarships on behalf of RPM Foundation. Our students will benefit greatly from this support."

RPM Foundation (RPM) is an educational grant-making program of America's Automotive Trust (AAT). RPM is funded by collector vehicle and classic boat enthusiasts to serve youth and young adults on their pathways to careers in automotive/marine restoration & preservation along with long-term interests of the collector vehicle and classic boat communities. Visit: www.rpm.foundation for more information.

The scholarships will be awarded to new students enrolling in the automotive technology program with a preference for students who plan to pursue the Associate in Applied Science degree. Students should be enrolled in six (6) credit hours or more during the fall 2018 semester. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, or books.

To apply, access this link to complete the OCTC Scholarship Application https://owensboro.kctcs.edu/costs_and_financial_aid/ScholarshipApplication.aspx

and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The OCTC Financial Aid office is available to help interested students. Please stop by the Financial Aid Office in the Campus Center at 4800 New Hartford Road, or email andrea.borregard@kctcs.edu for an appointment. For more information about the opportunities in the OCTC Automotive program please contact Fred Wright at frederick.wright@kctcs.edu.


Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.


About the RPM Foundation

The RPM Foundation supports restoration and preservation training programs for the next generation of auto and marine craftsmen. As the educational arm of America's Automotive Trust, the services, resources and grants provided by the RPM Foundation safeguard the future of the collector vehicle industry by sustaining hands-on training for young adults. The RPM Foundation is based in Chicago with an office in Tacoma, Washington, and ambassadors in 11 states and abroad. For more information, visit www.rpm.foundation or call (855) 537-4579.

America's Automotive Trust (AAT), headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, is a not-for-profit

corporation that seeks to secure America's automotive heritage and to AAT is made up of four founding entities: LeMay - America's Car Museum, the RPM Foundation, Club Auto and the Concours Club. For more information on AAT, visit americasautomotivetrust.org.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.

Connect with OCTC: Owensboro.kctcs | Facebook.com/owensboroctc | Twitter@OCTC_Tweets | Instagram OwensboroCTC | youtube.com/c/OwensboroCommunityTechnicalCollege

Connect with RPM: Facebook.com/TheRPMFoundation | Twitter.com/rpm_foundation | youtube.com/user/CollectorFoundation