BCTC Celebrates $200K Endowed Scholarship Milestone | BCTC

BCTC Celebrates $200K Endowed Scholarship Milestone

Published on Apr 22, 2024

Representatives from ToyBurgLexington, KY – Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Lawrenceburg Campus celebrates $200,000 raised for dual credit scholarships to support local high school students who are getting a jumpstart on their college education.

The Lawrenceburg Rotary Endowed Scholarship fund was established in 2022. The initial plan was to raise $100,000 by 2026 to support Dual Credit High School students in Anderson County. The club met the $100,000 goal in Fall 2023, and thanks to additional contributions from the Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg, Steven and Jessica Seeberger of ToyBurg, Anderson County Schools, and countless community members and businesses, the fund will surpass $200k raised this year. This campaign more than doubled the original goal, and is two years ahead of schedule. Additional funds are expected through pledges this summer. The scholarship fund is endowed, which means that the funds will be invested, and it will provide scholarship support in perpetuity. 

“Reaching this milestone is an incredible achievement,” said Alycia Tidrick, Lawrenceburg Campus Director. “Raising $200,000 to support scholarships for local students is virtually unheard of in communities of our size, and the Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg reached this milestone in record time! We are so grateful to the Rotary Club, ToyBurg, Anderson County Schools, and all the local donors who made this possible. Their passion for ensuring access to higher education and support of local students is unparalleled and will strengthen our community by providing scholarship support for many generations of Anderson County students yet to come,” said Tidrick. 

"The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg focuses many of its efforts on supporting education,” said Tiffany Drury, President of Rotary Club Lawrenceburg. “It has been our pleasure to help raise a portion of the $200,000 endowed scholarship fund that will specifically support Anderson County students pursuing dual credit courses. This generous contribution from our community will leave a lasting legacy, ensuring educational opportunities for countless Anderson County youth for generations to come,” said Drury.

“BCTC has blessed us with a huge opportunity for our students to receive college credit while still in high school at a fraction of the cost,” said Steven Seeberger, CEO of ToyBurg. “ToyBurg was inspired to provide that same opportunity for Anderson County teenagers for years to come. We are thankful to partner with BCTC and Rotary in supporting the next generation,” said Seeberger.

“Our community partners play a pivotal role in student success,” commented Dr. Greg Feeney, BCTC President/CEO. “The contributions of our external stakeholders help to inspire high school students to achieve their aspirations of higher education while in high school. I thank the Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg, KY, and Steven Seeberger for their generous donation. An important part of our mission focuses on one student. Together, we make differences in students’ lives by supporting them in their educational journey. This gift will provide funds for Anderson County dual credit students for generations to come.” 

"Anderson County School (ACS) Board and staff are grateful for the hard work and efforts of Rotary Club (of Lawrenceburg) and BCTC raising funds to support Anderson County students' education advancement,” said Shelia Mitchell, ACS Superintendent. “As superintendent I appreciate everyone, including all local businesses, that donated, and I look forward to watching our children and students benefit from this great opportunity provided by so many within our community. We have a very giving community. I humbly thank everyone involved."

If you would like to contribute to this endowed scholarship, please email Alycia Tidrick at Alycia.tidrick@kctcs.edu.