Six BCTC students receive ACS Winners for Life College Scholarships

Photo of ACS Scholarship WinnersLEXINGTON, KY (December 17, 2008) In an effort to make college more affordable, Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) awarded scholarships to six Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) students during a ceremony on December 10. Each student will receive $1,000 per semester, with a maximum award of $4,000, based on students maintaining good academic standing.

My will and determination have gotten me this far, said scholarship recipient Daniela Hodges. With ACS support, nothing will stop me now. Hodges thanked The Winners for Life Foundation during the awards ceremony and noted that with their help, she can enroll as a full time student next semester. Last semester she could only afford to enroll in one class.

The scholarships are funded through ACS partnership with Winners for Life. The ACS Philanthropic Foundation, Inc. was established to assist in furthering education outreach in the communities where its employees live and work. The Foundation provides programs that address the needs and advancement of education and technology enrichment to students in underfunded educational institutions. Educational programs currently supported include Winners for Life, World of Work, and Readers are Leaders.

These scholarships help the foundation fulfill one of its goals of rewarding students who are motivated to succeed, but might not have the resources to make it happen, said Lora Villarreal, president and chair of the ACS Philanthropic Foundation, and executive vice president and chief people officer of ACS.

Bluegrass Community and Technical College is pleased to partner with ACS to bring the Winners for Life program to Lexington, said Dr. Augusta A. Julian, president of Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Community partnerships like this help our student to have the support they need to reach their goals and be a success in life. We so appreciate ACS for making these scholarships possible.

Scholarship recipients were:

  • Ashley Adams, Lexington
  • Bethany Coleman, Danville
  • Stefanie Evans, Versailles
  • Daniela Hodges, Nicholasville
  • Anessia Nutter, Lexington
  • Alaa Thabateh, Lexington

Photo: Pictured from left to right: Augusta A. Julian, president BCTC, Daniela Hodges, Ann Vezina, executive vice-president and group president ACS, Ashley Adams, Alaa Thabateh, Stefanie Evans, Anessia Nutter, Bethany Coleman, Darin Wright, senior vice present of sales ACS