SAVANNAH — Raven George, a student in the Accounting program has been selected to receive the first Huntingdon Women’s Guild Scholarship offered by Savannah Technical College.
The $1,000 scholarship was funded through a gift to the Savannah Technical College Foundation from the Huntingdon Women’s Guild, a charitable association based in Savannah.
“Scholarships are especially important in today’s economy,” said Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy S. Love. “We are always grateful for gifts to support our students.”
“The Guild was very gracious in their gift and thoughtful in shaping the scholarship,” said Melinda Laager, Executive Director of the Savannah Technical College Foundation.
The scholarship was to be made available by application to women studying in associate degree programs in business areas including accounting, management and supervisory development, marketing and business administrative technology.
“The intent was to find a woman in need of financial assistance to finish her education who lacked other resources or scholarship assistance to make this possible,” Laager explained.
Letters of interest were sent to all the eligible women enrolled inviting them to apply. Applicants were screened and interviewed by a college-wide selection committee.
George was selected because of her demonstrated commitment to her education and business goals.
The Savannah Technical College Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports Savannah Technical College and its students.
For information on making a gift to support scholarships at Savannah Technical College, please contact the Foundation office at (912) 443-3019 or visit www.savannahtech.edu.