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April 09, 2013
Gwinnett Tech Students Receive More Than $322,000 in Scholarships
The Gwinnett Tech Foundation awarded more than 260 scholarships for academic excellence and achievement to Gwinnett Tech students this year, totaling just over $322,000. College leaders united student scholarship winners and their scholarship donors and investors at the 2013 Scholarships and Awards Breakfast last week.
Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Bartels characterized the day as a particularly inspiring one for educators. "We are surrounded by successful students who are taking action to change their lives for the better. Many are now able to realize the life-long dream of a college education and the path to a rewarding career. The quality of their lives and their ability to positively impact our community has been changed immeasurably by these generous donors and investors."
Representing scholarship donors, speaker Sandra Strickland challenged the students to ask themselves daily "what can I do?" to improve my life and my community. Speaking to the importance of education, she reminded students that an education "is with you always" and pays life-long dividends.
Clyde and Sandra Strickland currently provide scholarships for Gwinnett Tech Healthcare and Public Safety students and fund the Breaking Through Initiative, which provides support for students who earned their GED at Gwinnett Tech to continue on to college at GTC. Since the Strickland's first donation to GTC in 2011, the Foundation has been able to assist nearly 300 students with scholarships due to their generosity.
The Gwinnett Tech Foundation offers a wide range of scholarships available to both incoming and current students. Students attending Gwinnett Tech for Fall Semester 2013 may apply for Foundation scholarships from May 10 through June 13. Information is available at www.GwinnettTech.edu/scholarships.
In all, GTC offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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