Since the first two scholarships of $500 each were presented in 2001, the Southwest Technology Center Foundation has awarded over $118,500 in scholarships to deserving adult students enrolled in full time programs.
Recently, David Braddock, Foundation President, and Dale Latham, SWTC Superintendent, presented fourteen scholarships totaling $6,500. Among the recipients were Megan Babbit, Holly Clark, Tanner Cole and Jessica “Lauren” Walser from the Aviation and Aerospace program; Rickey Granados from the Electronics Technology program; Stephanie Kincaid from the Business and Computer Technology-Medical program; Cannon Jones from the Mechatronics program; Erika Buchanan, Kim Sweeting and Malachi Rodriguez from the Cosmetology program; and Jessica Dickman, Sierra Marshall, Rainey VanCleave, Shalimar Williams from the Practical Nursing program.
The sole purpose of the Foundation is to support students through the scholarship program. Many times these students have tuition expenses as well as the added burden of not being able to hold a full-time job while attending school to prepare for the workforce. Upon completion of the program added expenses of becoming certified in their specific industry are incurred before the student can work through a pay period. It is very important to the SWTC Foundation Board to help these students during difficult times to ensure success in their career field.
Each summer a golf tournament is conducted as the SWTC foundation’s only fundraiser, and for the past several years over $10,000 has been raised at this event. This year the golf tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, June 11 at Windy Trails Golf Course. If you are interested in sponsoring or playing in the tournament to raise scholarships funds for deserving adult students making strides to better their lives, please contact Kat Myers at 477-2250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.