Southern Crescent Technical College

Flint Energies Donates to SCTC Foundation for GED Scholarships

Pictured (L-R): SCTC Vice President for Institutional Advancement Barbara Jo Cook, Flint Energies Vice President of Cooperative Communications Marian McLemore, SCTC Assistant Director for Adult Education Judy Cook-Snider

The Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) Foundation recently received $2,800 from the Flint Energies Foundation for adult education students seeking their GED.

"Supporting adult education has always been a large part of our commitment to community,” said Marian McLemore, Vice President of Cooperative Communications for Flint Energies. "College and living costs continue to increase each year and we hope that this scholarship program will help local students achieve their dream.”

Flint Energies awarded scholarships to students that live in the company’s service delivery area. Flint Energies made the contribution from monies generated by its former consumer-members’ unclaimed capital credits. Flint Energies is an electric cooperative that operates at cost. Any excess revenues are returned to members in the form of capital credits. In some cases, the cooperative is unable to locate former members and the funds are considered abandoned after six years. These unclaimed capital credits are then used by Flint Energies to support education, economic development and 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in their service territory.

Dr. Murray Williams, SCTC Vice President for Adult Education stated, “This donation is a HUGE win for adult education students in Upson County! Through the generous donation of Flint Energies, Southern Crescent Technical College’s adult education program will be able to fund scholarships for students in Upson County who need to take the GED exam. While adult education classes are free for all students, the GED exam costs each student $160 to take all 4 sections of the exam. Our students work hard in the classroom all year to qualify for scholarships that will pay the GED exam fee. By donating these funds, Flint Energies has made it possible for many students to achieve their educational goals and obtain their GED. On behalf of our students, faculty, and staff in Upson County, we thank Flint Energies for the generosity they have shown towards the Southern Crescent Technical College adult education program and the students we serve in Upson County.”

"We are so appreciative of our strong partnership with the Flint Energies Foundation,” said Barbara Jo Cook, vice president of Institutional Advancement at SCTC. "This generous gift will further aid us in our mission to help SCTC’s adult education students realize their educational goals.”

The GED® scholarships will be distributed by the Adult Education division at SCTC. Students should contact SCTC’s office of Adult Education to learn more.  Adult education classes and services are available in each of the eight counties served by SCTC’s Adult Education program. For more information about the GED® program, call the office nearest you or visit www.sctech.edu.