BCTC Announces Major Investment in Scholarships for Scott County Students
Published on Nov 16, 2022
GEORGETOWN, KY – Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is announcing a major expansion of dual credit scholarship opportunities for Scott County, Kentucky students.
County Judge Executive Joe Pat Covington announced that the county is committing $250,000 to increase the Scott County Dual Credit Scholarship Endowment that Toyota began last December. Mayor Tom Prather also announced that the City of Georgetown will be committing $200,000 for the same fund. Along with funding from the Scott Education Foundation and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, the amount invested in the scholarship fund will total $800,000.00.
“These gifts are critical to providing access to all students in Georgetown/Scott County. We couldn’t do what we do without our community partners,” said Dr. Koffi Akakpo, President and CEO of BCTC.
This expansion will provide scholarships to help low-income Scott County high school students get a jump start on their college careers. Dual credit is a proven strategy that improves students' lives as they approach college. “This will directly help the students of Scott County and address our workforce shortage,” said Judge Covington.
Mayor Prather added, "BCTC has provided opportunities for students in Georgetown that they have not had in the past. This gives every student opportunity.”
Dual Credit allows students to earn both high school and college credit for each course they take. Part-time dual credit opportunities are available allowing students to start general education and technical college classes at BCTC and their high schools. Students are also eligible for full-time dual credit through the Bluegrass College Academy, a partnership between BCTC and the Scott County Schools.
“This type of support for Scott County students shows how much our community cares and the importance of everyone working together,” said Billy Parker, Superintendent of Scott County Schools.
For more information, please contact Lynn Godsey, BCTC Georgetown-Scott County Campus Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 246-6648.