Altamaha Technical College Foundation announces Fall 2012 scholarship recipients
(August 20, 2012) – Altamaha Technical College Foundation announced the names of eight students who received scholarships for the Fall 2012 semester. The students were selected by a committee comprised of faculty, staff and Foundation Trustee members.
We had a 70 percent increase in the number of scholarship applications this semester from last fall” said Melinda Laager, Executive Vice President for the Foundation. “This shows that with HOPE changes the needs are even greater for our students. This gave us more opportunity to give but also increased the competition level for those requesting funding from the Foundation. We encourage applicants who did not receive a scholarship to re-apply for next semester.” The deadline has been set for Dec. 10, 2012.”
Students receiving scholarships from the Altamaha Technical College Foundation are listed with their respective scholarships, if designated:
Pamela R. Hardee, a Baxley campus student in the LPN program, was awarded the Joe Murray Scholarship.
Tiffany Leigh Hayes, a Jesup campus student in the EMS Professions program, was awarded a general foundation scholarship.
Forrest L. Green, a Golden Isles campus student in the Commercial Truck Driving program, was awarded a general foundation scholarship.
Sierra Blanton, a Jesup campus student in the EMS Professions program, was awarded a Faculty & Staff Scholarship.
Joseph P. Westberry, a Jesup campus student in the Industrial Systems Technology program, was awarded a general fund scholarship.
Edward Leroy Williams III, a Golden Isles campus student in the Welding and Joining Technology program, was awarded the James Ogden Scholarship.
Melissa Anne Smith, a Jesup campus student in the EMS Professions program, was awarded a Faculty & Staff Scholarship.
Brandon Jones, a Jesup campus student in the Industrial Systems Technology program, was awarded a Faculty & Staff Scholarship.
Scholarship selection is based on grade point average, financial need, leadership and community involvement as well as responses to the essay questions, which ask about personal, educational and career goals. Two letters of recommendation are also required. Scholarship funds pay for tuition, fees, books and pre-approved academic-related supplies at Altamaha Technical College.
In addition to the above scholarship recipients, eight students received scholarships from foundation need-based funds.
The Altamaha Technical College Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps strengthen and expand the College by securing resources to support projects such as scholarships, program equipment, and faculty development. With scholarship needs increasing, donations to support the Foundation and scholarships for students are needed. Inquiries may be made to Melinda Laager at 912-427-5835 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about how to apply for an Altamaha Technical College Foundation scholarship, contact the Office of Financial Aid 1-800-645-8284 or go online to http://www.altamahatech.edu/atc-foundation/scholarship-info. Altamaha Technical College offers over 80 different degree, diploma, or technical certificate of credit programs at its five campuses in Baxley, Brunswick, Hazlehurst, Jesup and Kingsland.