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Oregon Tech Launches New Scholarship Program for High School Students with College Credits

Oct 29, 2012

Oregon Institute of Technology is launching a new scholarship program for incoming freshmen, called the Oregon Tech OWLS (Opportunity for Working and Learning in S.T.E.M.)   The OWLS Program rewards Oregon Tech-bound high school students who have completed college-level science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.) courses with a scholarship for $1000.

According to President Chris Maples, “The OWLS program helps Oregon Tech fulfill its mission to offer innovative and rigorous statewide educational opportunities in engineering, technologies, and sciences, and to reach Oregon’s 40-40-20 goal.  The OWLS program gives high school students an incentive to get their early college credits in science, technology, engineering or math, which prepares them to be successful in college and in their future careers in S.T.E.M. fields.”

Oregon Tech-bound students who obtain at least nine college credits with a grade of “B” or better in the areas of science, technology, engineering or math through programs such as: dual high-school/college credits in high school, expedited on-site college classes at Oregon Tech in Portland or Wilsonville or other colleges, or through Project Lead the Way, are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship application will be available online by the end of November and is due by March 1.

“Oregon Tech has been partnering for many years with high schools to provide opportunities for students to earn college credit prior to graduation.  This added program is only one of the ways that the university is working toward providing incentives for students to seriously consider challenging and rewarding careers in engineering, health sciences and other technical fields,” said Marla Edge, Oregon Tech Director of Academic Agreements.  “Giving students this opportunity is a win-win for everyone involved.”

For further information contact:

Marla Edge, Director of Academic Agreements
marla.edge@oit.edu
541.885.1034

Carl Thomas, Director of Admissions
carl.thomas@oit.edu
541.885.1151

Or visit www.oit.edu/academic-agreements

About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven universities in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communications and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban campus in Wilsonville. The university also has sites in Beaverton, Salem, La Grande, and Seattle, as well as online degree offerings. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.

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