Press Release

Chancellor Announces Grants to Support Foster Youth

Grant funding designed to help students from the foster care system pursue their dreams of higher education has been awarded to 16 community colleges and three universities in Ohio.

The Short-Term Certificate Foster Youth Grant equally divides a statewide total of $385,000 in short-term certificate funding to help students from foster care earn credentials and certificates that will help them achieve their academic and career goals.

Annual In-Demand Jobs Week Scheduled for May 6-10

Ohioans interested in learning more about the jobs, skills, and industries that are in high demand among Ohio employers should mark their calendars for In-Demand Jobs Week May 6-10.

Ohio has more than 270,000 job postings that are considered “in demand,” in fields ranging from engineering and graphic design to accounting and physical therapy. Although Ohio has an abundance of in-demand jobs, more than 60 percent of which pay in excess of $50,000 per year, few Ohioans know those opportunities exist locally.

Kent State Receives Share of OhioCorps Pilot Program Grant

Kent State University is one of five public universities to receive a share of a $2.5 million OhioCorps pilot program grant administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Funding will be used to provide at-risk secondary students with guidance and positive role models that will help them succeed as they transition to higher education. KSU received a grant in the amount of $499,900.

Youngstown State Receives Share of OhioCorps Pilot Program Grant

Youngstown State University is one of five public universities to receive a share of a $2.5 million OhioCorps pilot program grant administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Funding will be used to provide at-risk secondary students with guidance and positive role models that will help them succeed as they transition to higher education. YSU received a grant in the amount of $500,000.

Shawnee State Receives Share of OhioCorps Pilot Program Grant

Shawnee State University is one of five public universities to receive a share of a $2.5 million OhioCorps pilot program grant administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Funding will be used to provide at-risk secondary students with guidance and positive role models that will help them succeed as they transition to higher education. Shawnee State received a grant in the amount of $498,648.

Ohio University Receives Share of OhioCorps Pilot Program Grant

Ohio University is one of five public universities to receive a share of a $2.5 million OhioCorps pilot program grant administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Funding will be used to provide at-risk secondary students with guidance and positive role models that will help them succeed as they transition to higher education. OU received a grant in the amount of $499,986.

Cleveland State Receives Share of OhioCorps Pilot Program Grant

Cleveland State University is one of five public universities to receive a share of a $2.5 million OhioCorps pilot program grant administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Funding will be used to provide at-risk secondary students with guidance and positive role models that will help them succeed as they transition to higher education. CSU received a grant in the amount of $433,132.

Chancellor Gardner Calls New Budget ‘Student Focused’

Ohio’s Chancellor of Higher Education today said Governor Mike DeWine’s state budget proposal for colleges and universities is student focused and a positive development for Ohio’s future.

“After 33 years in the General Assembly and 16 budgets, this may be the most student-focused state budget I’ve seen for higher education,” Chancellor Randy Gardner said. “This budget centers on affordability while helping prepare Ohio for a fast-changing economy and high-quality jobs through workforce preparation, more need-based financial aid, and strategic scholarships.” 

Miami University, Cincinnati State, University of Cincinnati Receive a Share of $5.3 Million Approved for Collaborative Workforce Development

Students at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Miami University, and the University of Cincinnati will be able to enhance their education and job preparedness in several fields thanks to funding approved by the state Controlling Board to purchase state-of-the-art equipment.

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