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Breaking Traditions

The Breaking Traditions program serves students who are enrolled in one of OTC’s Certificate, Applied Science, or Engineering degree programs.  The program provides need-based financial assistance to qualifying students who are pursuing careers that are non-traditional for their gender, are displaced homemakers, or are single parents within these OTC certificate and degree programs.

Who Benefits:

Services are provided to students who are enrolled in one of OTC’s certificate or applied science degree programs and choosing non-traditional career paths or displaced homemakers/single parents.

This track is available for individuals enrolled in an OTC educational program that leads to employment in a job traditionally held by members of the opposite gender.  A career path/occupation in which the opposite gender comprises 25% or less of the total workforce in that path.

This track is available for adults whose principle job has been homemaking and has NOT been employed on a full time basis (40 hours per week) for at least three years and meets one of the following requirements.

This individual has lost his/her main source of income due to:

  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Death or Disability of a Spouse
  • Long-term Family Income that is Below the Poverty Level
  • Loss of Public Assistance

This track is available to individuals who are unmarried or separated from a spouse and have a minor for which the parent has either sole or joint custody or the individual is pregnant and unmarried.

Breaking Traditions financial assistance applications:
Breaking Traditions grants must be reapplied for each semester.

Applications are currently closed.

Contact Information

Jason Morgan
ICE 129
morganj@otc.edu
417-447-8190
417-447-8127 (fax)

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