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Student Success Mini-Grants
In order to provide an opportunity for faculty, staff or departments to execute projects related to their annual plans or the institutional goal of student success, OTC awards up to five $1,000 mini-grants.


Who is eligible to apply?

All full-time faculty and staff are eligible to apply. Collaboration between employees and departments is encouraged.

When is the application period?

Applications open on Oct. 12, 2021, and will close on Jan. 14, 2022. Winners will be awarded at the Innovation Celebration.

What criteria must be met in order to apply?

Projects will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Connection to student success
  • Alignment with the Strategic Plan
  • Supporting evidence
  • Potential impact
  • Sustainability
  • Measurability
  • Project Costs

Click here for scoring rubric.

How will winners be chosen?

Applications will be reviewed and scored using the available rubric by the Office of Strategic Planning and Grant Development.

Who do I contact with questions?

Questions can be directed to the Grants Office at grants@otc.edu.

What types of projects will be considered for funding?

Student Success Mini-Grants fund projects that directly address barriers to student success. These projects can focus on any area of the college. Mini-grants should apply elements of the Strategic Plan and the department’s annual plan.