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New Grant For Georgia Students Going Into 'High Demand' Fields


By: Kara Duffy
July 23, 2013

Thomasville, GA - A new grant is giving technical college students in our area a chance to gain extra financial assistance towards tuition and fees.

It's called the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant.

Starting this Fall semester, students attending Technical College Systems of Georgia can be awarded extra money if they're enrolled in one of three programs which lead to careers that are considered "high demand."

Those programs include: Early Childhood Care and Education, Commercial Truck Driving and Practical Nursing.

Southwest Georgia Technical College offers two of those programs: Early Childhood Care and Education and Practical Nursing.

"Students enrolled in eight credit hours or less will receive $250 per semester. Students taking nine credit hours or more will receive $500 per semester," explained Amy Scoggins, the Director of Financial Aid for SWGTC.

To see if you qualify for the SIWDG Award go to: www.southwestgatech.edu


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