Gateway Links Military Scholarships to Vets' Choice of High-Skilled Manufacturing Majors
Gateway Community and Technical College is combining its twin outreach to manufacturers and veterans through use of scholarship dollars.
The college said it will give preference to military veterans who plan to work in high-need manufacturing or distribution areas as it considers applications for the Robert T. Green Endowed Scholarship created last year. The scholarship is available to residents of Boone, Campbell or Kenton counties and offers partial tuition for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.
“The criteria demonstrate our outreach to veterans as well as our ongoing efforts to develop a highly skilled manufacturing workforce for local employers,” said Will Bradley, Gateway coordinator of scholarships and financial aid. “Applicants must be current Gateway students enrolled in a program that contributes to workforce development in high-need areas such as manufacturing and distribution.”
To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, have an unmet need and be of good character. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2014. The application process and required forms can be found here by selecting “Financial Aid” and then “Scholarships.”
Veterans interested in becoming a Gateway student may contact Daniel Ridley 859-442-4114 or [email protected]. Ridley, an Army veteran, is a career mapping specialist with the college’s Veterans Education and Training Services program.
Gateway VETS assists veterans in obtaining the education they may need to enter the job market and also provides job placement services to veterans, regardless of whether they enroll at the college. For more information about Gateway VETS, click here.
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