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A-B Tech Increases Funding for Scholarships

July 2, 2012

A-B Tech Community College has significantly boosted the funding for its annual scholarships. The scholarships, which are available to students from a wide range of backgrounds, are funded by money raised through sales at the college’s bookstore.

A-B Tech has dedicated $100,000 for these scholarships during the 2012-2013 academic year, up from $60,000 last year. “We were able to assist about 60 students last year and we want to make higher education a possibility for even more students who may have not thought college was an option,” said A-B Tech President Dr. Hank Dunn. “Life often gets in the way of educational plans. Our goal is to assist with some of these challenges and open the doors for career opportunities.”

Qualifying full-time students can be awarded up to $1,000 per year toward A-B Tech tuition, and part-time students can receive up to $500 per year. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours to qualify. Scholarships are available to the following populations:

  • Students who are African-American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, or Hispanic
  • Students ranked in the top 10% of their high school class
  • Single parents
  • GED completers
  • Students who have 30 or more college credits but have been out of school for more than a year
  • Students who enroll in a program that is considered nontraditional for their gender

For more information about these scholarships at A-B Tech, visit http://www.abtech.edu/content/financial-aid/scholarships, e-mail financialaidoffice@abtech.edu, or call (828) 398-7162.

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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.

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