The West Georgia Technical College Foundation awarded 53 students with nearly $26,000 in scholarships for Spring Semester 2019.
In addition, the WGTC Foundation guaranteed over $33,000 to its gap funding program. This project was partially funded thanks to a Community Impact Fund matching grant from the Community Foundation of West Georgia and additional funding provided by the TCSG Foundation. With these resources and local WGTC Foundation funding, 101 students had their Spring Semester 2019 tuition guaranteed. The gap funding program was started in 2018 to fill the “gap” in a student’s ability to fully fund his or her education at WGTC. The gap funding program is sustainable as students repay their grant amounts to the WGTC Foundation before the end of the semester.
Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at WGTC Kelsey Jones said, “The WGTC Foundation is so humbled to be investors in the educational journey of many students here at WGTC. We are doubly fortunate to have very engaged partners in education who contribute each year to our scholarship and gap funding programs, making these life-changing stories possible.”
Morgan Cooper received the WGTC Foundation Scholarship. “There are some semesters where I wonder how I will have enough money to pay the upcoming semester fee by the deadline,” she said. “This scholarship will help me tremendously and it will allow me to have the spring semester’s balance almost fully paid. This couldn’t have come at a better time.”
Scholarships are offered each semester to students in a variety of programs and locations at WGTC. For more information about scholarship opportunities available, please visit our website at https://www.westgatech.edu/discover-wgtc/foundation/foundation-scholarship/. To learn more about establishing or contributing to a scholarship fund, please contact Kelsey Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson and Troup counties and class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties, offers more than 120 associate degree, diploma and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is one of the largest of the state’s 22 technical colleges. For more information, please visit westgatech.edu.