MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (February 2, 2016) - The Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is offering a new Workforce Pathways Scholarship that will provide up to $2,000 per student per term for short-term training in select STEM-related career fields.
The Workforce Pathways Scholarship was funded by the S.C. General Assembly through the S.C. Technical College System. With $850,000 in funds available for scholarships, the program has the potential to benefit hundreds of local residents who need workforce training to get a job or advance on the job. Anyone who meets the basic eligibility requirements can qualify to receive a scholarship, including TTC employees and academic students.
The scholarship will cover the cost of course fees and textbooks for qualified TTC continuing education courses in the areas of health care, manufacturing, information technology, and transportation and logistics. A complete list of eligible courses can be found here.
The scholarship is available for courses with a start date from now through June 30, 2016, until funds are expended. Term 1 courses have a start date from Jan. 1-April 30. Term 2 courses have a start date from May 1-June 30. Students may use their $2,000 on one or more courses within a term until the full scholarship amount has been expended. Students are responsible for paying for any additional costs beyond the $2,000 per term limit.
Scholarship eligibility is not based on financial need or previous academic performance. To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, reside in South Carolina, and have a GED or high school diploma or provide college transcripts. Applicants must also provide a negative drug screen and a SLED or national background check free of felony convictions.
To apply, visit the scholarship Web page and review the basic requirements. Prospective students who meet the basic requirements should begin collecting all required documents listed, then call 843-574-6152 to sign up to attend a scholarship orientation session. A program manager will guide applicants through the remainder of the application process.