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Bluegrass Community and Technical College receives scholarship funding from PNC Foundation

Jan 16, 2013 -

PNC Foundation ScholarshipBluegrass Community & Technical College students will soon have a new opportunity to apply for 123 financial support, thanks to a new partnership between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Foundation and the PNC Foundation. The PNC Skilled Workforce Investment Scholarship is a one-time $30,000 scholarship.

“We are grateful to PNC for their generosity. Their investment in BCTC students will help individuals and families plan for high paying, fulfilling jobs that benefit local businesses and ultimately support the economy of the entire region,” BCTC President/CEO Augusta. A Julian said.  

Students enrolled in high wage, high demand workforce development programs or who plan to transfer to a Kentucky four-year institution will be considered for the scholarships. Preference will be given to applicants from low-income households, and also to BCTC applicants aspiring to high-quality jobs in advanced manufacturing.

“A business cannot succeed if its communities are not well positioned for future growth and success,” said PNC Regional President John L. Gohmann, Lexington/Central Kentucky. “Our goal with this scholarship is to further the development of Kentucky’s workforce and ensure the long-term vitality of the communities in which we serve.”

The scholarship will be awarded during 2013, 2014 and 2015. Scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 ($500 per semester) to use toward tuition. Recipients will be able to reapply for the scholarship, but will also be considered among new applicants.

For additional information about the PNC Skilled Workforce Investment Scholarship program, please contact Vernal Kennedy at vernal.kennedy@kctcs.edu (859) 246-6507.