- AAS Scholarship
- Applicants must be employed at an Ohio child care center that has been given a one-, two- or three-star rating through the Step Up to Quality initiative.
- They must have held their position at the center for at least a year and must work there for 30 or more hours per week.
- They must earn less than $15 per hour and be enrolled in or planning to enroll in an associate's degree program in early childhood education.
- Scholarship recipients must agree to stay with the program for at least one year after winning the award. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.