Symmes Park festival Aug. 12 will promote Middletown scholarships

August 7, 2015
Robert White
Media Relations/Communications Coordinator
(513) 569-4775 (office)
(859) 468-6640 (cell)

Media Advisory
Symmes Park festival Aug. 12 will promote Middletown scholarships

Officials from the Middletown campus are organizing a community festival from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Symmes Park in Hamilton (located at South 3rd and Sycamore Streets).

The free community event is designed chiefly to promote the new scholarships available this year to students at the Middletown campus. The scholarships cover five categories:

  • Get Back to School – For those who graduated from high school between 2010 and 2015
  • GED – For 2010-15 graduates
  • Home School – For 2010-15 graduates
  • Older and Wiser – For adults age 24 and older
  • Second Chance – For formerly incarcerated or convicted adults 

Each scholarship is worth up to $750 per semester and a total of $3,000 over two academic years. When coupled with Pell Grants and other types of financial aid, college officials said, the scholarships in many cases should be enough to allow students to take classes full-time at the Middletown campus and pay for books and fees without incurring debt or out-of pocket expenses.
Application deadline for the scholarships is Aug. 24.

For more information about the scholarships, or the Aug. 12 event, please visit or call (513) 217-3700.

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