Southern Crescent Technical College

SCTC Foundation Receives Donations For Student Support

SCTC Foundation

The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation, Inc., gratefully acknowledges multiple scholarship donations for student support.

Sundial Plumbing Services, Inc. recently made a donation of $2,500.00 to the SCTC Foundation. The funds will be used to benefit the scholarship for the plumbing and pipefitting programs. The Foundation will award two $1,250 Sundial Plumbing Tuition, Textbook and Toolbox Scholarships in December for Spring Semester 2019.

The Gene Haas Foundation awarded the SCTC Foundation a $2,000 grant for students in the machine tool programs. Eugene “Gene” Hass is the founder and president of Haas Automation, a machine tool manufacturer. The Foundation will award the scholarships in the summer and fall semesters of 2019.

Financial planner, Cody Blissit, made a $500 donation to the SCTC Foundation for two scholarships. The Foundation will award one $250 Cody Blissit Textbook and Toolbox Scholarship in December for Spring Semester 2019 for a recipient in the accounting, business management or business technology program. The Foundation will also award one $250 Cody Blissit Tuition Scholarship in December for Spring Semester 2019 for a recipient in the accounting, business management or business technology program.

The Melvin Memorial Accounting Scholarship was established in memory of Thomas Duane Melvin, who grew up in Barnesville and graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in accounting. He was a former CPA and a partner in the accounting firm of Melvin, Rooks and Howell in Griffin. Special thanks to former SCTC Foundation Trustee Randy Howell for helping establish this scholarship in his memory. Mr. Melvin passed away August 11, 2018, at age 51. The Foundation will award one $250 scholarship to a student in the accounting program in December for Spring Semester 2019 with plans to award additional scholarships for academic year 2020.

The Griffin Rotary Club donated $500 for the SCTC Last Mile Fund to help provide tuition and fees for students who are on track to complete their program of study. In addition, the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation, Inc. contributed $1,492 for the Gretchen K. Corbin Last Mile Fund, which also aids the SCTC Last Mile Fund.

The Southern Crescent Technical College 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. In addition, the Foundation assists students by providing scholarships and provides assistance to the College for the support and development of the College in its educational, cultural, social, civic, and professional endeavors and development. The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation is a non-profit corporation established under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is governed by a local board of trustees who represent positive leadership and community influence throughout the College’s eight-county service area of Spalding, Butts, Fayette, Lamar, Pike, Jasper, Henry, and Upson counties.

Some scholarships account for financial aid assistance while others are established for students who do not qualify or have capped their financial aid allocations. Students have expressed that they would not have been able to pursue their education without the assistance from the SCTC Foundation scholarships. Numerous possibilities exist at SCTC for donors interested in contributing to student support through naming opportunities, bequests, scholarships and in-kind donations. Donors are advised to consult the potential benefits with their tax advisor before making a gift. For more information, contact the College’s office of Institutional Advancement at 770-229-3417 or email