This is great news for teens in foster care who are considering attending Cincinnati State – and even for students formerly in foster care.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he wants to make sure kids who are in foster care (or have been) get the same access to higher education as other teens do. The Short-Term Certificate Foster Youth Grant divides $385,000 in short-term certificate funding to help students from foster care earn credentials and certificates.
The money was given to 19 schools. Cincinnati State is the only recipient in Cincinnati.
The grants are for up to $1,000 and can be applied toward the tuition and fees of short-term certificate programs at Cincinnati State. Some fields of study are included now, but the school plans to add more.
Cincinnati State hasn’t started marketing the specific foster care part yet, but go here to learn about how to get started. Or call the Workforce Development Center at (513) 569-1643.