SCTC Wraps Up Another Successful Internal Fundraising Campaign

Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation has just completed the 2017-2018 internal fund-raising campaign. Pledges submitted include 65% of full-time faculty and staff participating to donate a grand total of $38,477.73. These contributions are used specifically for student scholarships.  Since FY11, the SCTC faculty and staff have pledged a total of $324,851.29 in the internal campaigns.  Last year alone, SCTC was able to award 146 scholarships to students from the contributions of this campaign.

Southern Crescent Technical College President Alvetta Thomas said, “Thanks to all for a strong campaign. Your hard work and drive made it successful. Please know that I sincerely appreciate all that you do for our students.”

The internal campaign ran from March 8 through April 27, 2017.  SCTC employees were randomly divided into 23 teams with roughly 13 people on each team. The winning team was the Monster Tigers, pledging $3,562.40.  The Monster Tigers team will receive a catered luncheon, a dedicated parking space and a student tuition scholarship named in their team’s honor.

Scholarships are offered each semester and are available to full-time and part-time students in good academic standing (a minimum of a 2.5 GPA) in a certificate, diploma, or degree program of study. Students must demonstrate a need for financial assistance for these scholarships.

Internal scholarships offered include:

Bill Walden Memorial Textbook Scholarship is a $300 textbook scholarship established in memory of former SCTC Business Management instructor Bill Walden for his commitment and contributions to the College.

GED/Advancement-to-College Textbook Scholarship is a $250 textbook scholarship awarded to a recent Southern Crescent Technical College GED graduate (completed within the last 12 months) who scored over 500 on the GED test and who has enrolled part-time or full-time in Southern Crescent Technical College to begin work on a certificate, diploma, or degree program of study.

High School-to-College Textbook Scholarship is a $300 textbook scholarship awarded to a recent high school graduate (graduated within the last 24 months) who is planning to attend Southern Crescent Technical College as a full-time or part-time student enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree program of study.

John Bradley Memorial Toolbox Scholarship is a $250 scholarship established in memory of John Bradley, former Automotive Collision and Repair instructor at the College, who died of cancer in 2006. It is awarded for the purchase of program-required tools, uniforms, equipment, and/or supplies.

Trevor Alexander Memorial Tuition Scholarship is a $250 tuition scholarship established in memory of Trevor Alexander, an Assessment Specialist at the College, who died of cancer in August 2013. It is awarded to a student who is eligible for the HOPE Grant/Scholarship but is NOT eligible for PELL Grant financial aid.

Monster Tigers Tuition Scholarship is a $900 tuition and fees scholarship awarded to a student who is not eligible for the HOPE Grant/Scholarship or PELL Grant financial aid.  Applicants for this scholarship may also include those who have capped-out on HOPE financial aid.

For more information on these and other student scholarships, please contact the Advancement Office at scholarships@sctech.edu or 770.229.3466.