Since the first two scholarships of $500 each were presented in 2001, the Southwest Technology Center Foundation has awarded over a quarter million dollars in scholarships to deserving adult students enrolled in full time programs.
Recently, David Braddock, Foundation President, presented twenty-five scholarships totaling $12,000. Among the recipients were German Aguirre, Darlene Alcorta, Justin Atchely, Nicky Cano, Ricardo Garcia, Joseph Goode, Keythen Ellison, Jack Morgan, Orlando Telles and Jiovannny Valladares from the Aviation and Aerospace program; Jana Oliver from the Business and Computer Technology; Carlee Hysmith, Gracie Menasco and Rylie Mitchell from the Cosmetology program; Ayisha Nichole Economus, Kaila Freeman, Pamela Lee and Misty Nay from the Practical Nursing program; Gavino Castillo and Brandon Mendoza from the Automotive program; Neveah Deliz and Nathan Self from the Construction program; Aaron McIntire from the Metal Fabrication program; Ashley Cain and Braden Stacy from the Entrepreneurship program .
The sole purpose of the Foundation is to support students through the scholarship program. Many times these students have tuition expenses as well as the added burden of not being able to hold a full-time job while attending school to prepare for the workforce. Upon completion of the program added expenses of becoming certified in their specific industry are incurred before the student can work through a pay period. It is very important to the SWTC Foundation Board members to help these students during difficult times and ensure success in their career field.
Each summer a golf tournament is conducted as the SWTC Foundation’s only fundraiser, this past summer over $20,000 was raised at this event. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the tournament is given back in the form of student scholarships. More scholarships will be available in the 2024 spring semester.
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