The Ohio Department of Education (ODHE) has awarded Lakeland Community College funds under the Short-Term Certificate Grant Program to provide grants to students enrolled in certificate programs to meet the in-demand needs of Ohio based business and industries. This grant is designed to support students with demonstrated financial need in obtaining a certificate less than 30 credit hours and that can be completed in less than one year.

With these funds from the ODHE, Lakeland is able to provide up to $2,000 per eligible short-term certificate to assist with tuition and fees; a student may receive this assistance for up to three different eligible short-term certificates. However, the student must successfully complete one short-term certificate before receiving an award for another short-term certificate.

Eligibility & Qualifications

To be considered for a short-term certificate grant, students must:

  • Be an Ohio resident.
  • Submit the Short-term Certificate Grant application.
  • Be enrolled in one of the eligible certificate programs at Lakeland.
  • Certify a financial need for this grant. (Financial need may be because of unemployment or underemployment or simply lacking resources to fully meet all current expenses.)


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