BSCC offering career tech scholarship for women

By NICOLE SMITH
Posted 5/16/20

Bevill State Community College is accepting applications for its Success for Women in Career Tech scholarship.The deadline to apply is May 20.“This scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for single …

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BSCC offering career tech scholarship for women

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Bevill State Community College is accepting applications for its Success for Women in Career Tech scholarship.

The deadline to apply is May 20.

“This scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for single mothers who meet the qualifications, who are looking for an amazing career that can change their life and the lives of their family,” Maurice Ingle, BSCC Director of Career Technical Education, said. “The available programs are high wage and high demand in our area. I hope those interested will take advantage of applying for this scholarship and begin their journey to a new and secure future. Our goal through this scholarship and through Thrive Together Walker County is to help alleviate the barriers that prevent you from being successful."

Those who are accepted to the program can study advanced engineering design (drafting), air conditioning and refrigeration, auto body repair, automotive service excellence, diesel, electrical systems, machine tool or welding.

Those who apply must live in Walker or Jefferson counties and be a female head of household living at 200 percent poverty or greater. Scholarships will cover tuition, books, tools and supplies.

Each scholarship funds three semesters of study at Bevill State. Recipients receive $1,550 for the first semester and $1,500 for the second and third semesters. Recipients, however, must obtain a 2.0 GPA or greater each semester.

Scholarship recipients are also eligible for monetary incentives at the end of each semester.

“Bevill State Community College is excited to offer this Career Technical Education (CTE) opportunity to females in Walker and Jefferson counties. Currently, women are vastly underrepresented in these professions," BSCC President Dr. Kim Ennis told the Daily Mountain Eagle late last year.

The scholarship is made possible in partnership with the Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham.

For more information and to apply for the scholarship, visit 

https://bevillstatecommunitycollege.formstack.com/forms/successforwomenincareertech.

Career Pathways Academy deadline approaching

Bevill State Community College is once again accepting applications for its Career Pathways Academy that is open to high school students.

High school sophomores in Walker, Fayette and Tuscaloosa counties, as well as Corner High School, can apply for the academy that introduces students to jobs in an industry setting.

The deadline to apply is May 20.

Scholars attend career fairs and exploration camps during the academy and participate in industry training at Bevill State. Those who participate also have the opportunity to apply for industry internships.

After completing a Career Pathways summer robotics camp, scholarship recipients go on to take two courses each semester at Bevill State during their junior year that focus on automation and industrial maintenance. The summer before their senior year students complete job tours to observe men and women actively working in automated manufacturing.

By the time scholars graduate, they will have earned a short-term certificate in automated manufacturing and go on to complete associate's degrees before entering the workforce.

“Career Pathways Academy is an extraordinary program that offers so much to its students, from robotics camps to career exploration camps, where students have the opportunity to visit and tour industry using automated manufacturing to complete a short-term certificate in automated manufacturing - all by the time a student graduates high school,” BSCC Director of Career Tech Education Maurice Ingle said. “Students work on state of the art technology, having access to multiple robots, learning programing and maintenance from industry certified trainers. If you are currently completing the 10th grade, live in the eligible counties, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA and enjoy robotics, start planning for an amazing career by applying for this scholarship. This is a wonderful opportunity.”

To apply, visit https://bevillstatecommunitycollege.formstack.com/forms/career_pathways_academy.