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Haywood Community College Foundation announces new scholarship

Jun 09, 2024 06:59PM ● By WNC Business
CLYDE - The Haywood Community College Foundation recently approved a new scholarship for students pursuing a career in high demand, high skills, high wage fields. The PIVOT scholarship will support careers that are in high demand in our region to encourage students to follow their dreams and help make their goal attainable through this special scholarship.

The programs selected for the 2024-2045 academic year include: Automotive Systems Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology, Computer-Integrated Machining, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Electrical Systems Technology, Industrial Systems, Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration, and Welding Technology.

The HCC PIVOT scholarship will pay towards tuition, fees, books, and supplies for students meeting qualifying criteria such as enrolling in a minimum of six credit hours, completing the FAFSA and HCC Scholarship applications and meeting with a career planner. Students must also maintain academic standards during their time at HCC with GPA and other qualifiers.

The scholarship, like all scholarships, provides funding that might not be covered by federal financial aid programs. HCC scholarships will cover any remaining balances after federal funds have been applied to their student account making the goal of attending college with no out-of-pocket expenses attainable.

College President, Dr. Shelley White shares “Preparing skilled workers in high-demand fields is essential for our region’s economy. The Pivot Scholarship will help open new doors to these opportunities leading to growing careers.”

Scholarships should be submitted by the end of July. Fall registration is currently open.

For more information about this scholarship or to give to the HCC Foundation, please call 828-627-4544 or email [email protected].

About Haywood Community College:
Haywood Community College is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges. Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission of serving the educational needs and economic growth of our community by promoting lifelong student learning and success. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. 

About Haywood Community College Foundation: 
The Haywood Community College Foundation works to aid, strengthen, and further the work and service of Haywood Community College. It assists the College by securing necessary and timely financial support unavailable through its traditional funding sources. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization through which tax-deductible gifts may be made to benefit the College. 

Source: Haywood Community College