Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2014 Scholarship Luncheon will Celebrate Over $300,000 in Scholarship Awards

Donors and recipients of the R.L. Helmly Family Scholarship
at the 2011 scholarship luncheon
As Trident Technical College’s enrollment continues to grow, so does the demand for scholarship funding. The Trident Technical College Foundation has been working to keep pace with this demand, and in the last couple of years has gone from awarding $200,000 per academic year to over $300,000, thanks to the generosity of donors.

One such scholarship is the McMillan Industrial/Engineering Technology Scholarship.  This year, the new scholarship is assisting seven students studying Industrial or Engineering Technology. 

TTC student Stephanie Lounsberry expresses her gratitude for this support in a thank you letter to the founders of the scholarship, Eddie and Karen McMillan: 

“People say you know that you are in the right career when you don’t feel like you work a day in your life…this scholarship is allowing me to finish college and accomplish that dream.”

Recipients share their personal stories at the 2013 scholarship luncheon
Stephanie will have the opportunity to meet Mr. and Mrs. McMillan and thank them in person at the 2014 Scholarship Luncheon being held tomorrow, March 26, on TTC’s main campus.

“This year is very exciting for us.  We are celebrating donors and recipients of 120 scholarships funds, and about a dozen of those are new this year,” says Keith Rumrill, director of development at the TTC Foundation, “The event not only gives the students a chance to meet the donors, it also provides a forum for them to share their personal stories, which always very touching and inspirational.” 

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