SAVANNAH — Two Savannah Technical College graduates have been selected to receive $5,000 scholarships from the AT&T-TCSG Foundation Scholars Program.
Receiving the scholarships are Ismael Rodregue Dondasse, who graduated in spring 2009 with an associate degree in electronics and computer engineering technology, and Seydou Kompare, who graduated in spring 2009 with associate degrees in networking and computer support technology.
The scholarship program is funded by a $45,000 grant from AT&T Georgia in partnership with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Foundation.
This is the second year that STC students have been chosen to receive these scholarships. The two students selected last year, Hamadou Gouem, who is now studying at Armstrong Atlantic State University, and Ahmed Kabore, now studying at Georgia Southern University, will continue to receive the scholarship support for the upcoming academic year.
The AT&T-TCSG Foundation Scholars Program is designed to allow Georgia’s high-achieving technical college graduates to continue their education at one of the state’s universities and study in fields that Gov. Sonny Perdue’s Commission for a New Georgia has identified as strategic to Georgia’s future growth, such as health care, life sciences, energy and the environment and aerospace.
Dondasse plans to continue his studies at Savannah State University and Kompare will attend Georgia Southern or Armstrong Atlantic. They were chosen from a statewide field of applicants who had to meet a variety of requirements, including a minimum 3.5 grade point average, campus leadership and active involvement in their local communities. The two, who were notified recently that they had won, will be formally presented with their scholarships later this year.
“We’re very proud of our students,” said STC President Kathy S. Love, “and we are especially grateful to AT&T and the TCSG Foundation. Scholarships are especially important in today’s economy and very often make the difference in students being able to attend college.”
All four scholarship recipients are international students from Burkina Faso in West Africa. Savannah Technical College currently enrolls 119 international studies from 40 different countries.