The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc., A Southern Company, has awarded The Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) Foundation $5,000 to be used for student support. The SCTC Foundation awards Georgia Power Company Toolbox Scholarships, which assist in the purchase of program-required tools, uniforms and/or equipment with the funds.
“We appreciate the ongoing interest and support from Georgia Power to the students at Southern Crescent Technical College,” said Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation Chair Jack Smith. “Our strong partnership with Georgia Power helps us fulfill our mission and is a needed investment in the communities we both serve.”
Since 2011, The Georgia Power Foundation Inc. has awarded a total of $30,000 to the Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation.
Southern Crescent Technical College President, Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas, stated The Georgia Power Foundation has played a significant role in the college’s ability to provide continued financial support to students. “On behalf of the college and our students, the ongoing generosity of The Georgia Power Foundation is greatly appreciated. We are honored that they share our vision to equip and educate our students, who are the workforce of our community.”
The Georgia Power Foundation Inc. is celebrating 32 years of supporting communities across the state as Georgia Power’s nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporate giving foundation. The Georgia Power Foundation Inc. has identified four areas of focus: promoting health and cancer prevention; improving the quality of education; protecting the environment; and supporting cultural, civic, and diversity efforts. Georgia Power is an electric utility headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. It was established as the Georgia Railway and Power Company and began operations in 1902 running streetcars in Atlanta as a successor to the Atlanta Consolidated Street Railway Company.
The SCTC Foundation promotes the cause of higher education at Southern Crescent Technical College by acquiring and administering cash, grants, and other funds and properties principally from industries, businesses, individuals, corporations, other organizations, associations or foundations, as well as from faculty, staff, alumni, and other friends of the College. The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation is a non-profit corporation established under Section 501 (c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Trustees comprise of 21 members from the business and industrial communities from the eight counties in the service area comprised of Butts, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Upson counties and are selected because of their experience, ability, and dedication to the College and Foundation.