In 2014, thanks to your generosity, the Foundation made a tremendous impact on students, faculty, staff, and families. This impact extends far beyond the campuses and into our workforce and homes. Learn more:
Scholarships: The WGTC Foundation assisted more than 100 students.
- 52 students were awarded WGTC Foundation Scholarships, totaling $21,275
- 39 students were awarded scholarships through funding secured from external organizations, totaling $25,243
- 22 students were awarded Board of Directors Scholarships totaling $6,600
- Learn more about our scholarships here.
Project CARE: The WGTC Foundation provided holiday assistance to families in need. Assistance is open to current students, faculty and staff of West Georgia Technical College. Families in need can apply for assistance through Project CARE, the community assistance initiative of the West Georgia Technical College Foundation. The Foundation raises funds for Project CARE year-round, through employee contributions and other fundraisers. Make a donation here.
- 29 local families of students and faculty/staff
- Total monetary assistance reached $10,500
- Food donations helped 23 families
- Surplus food is donated by the Foundation to two local food banks.
Adult Education: It is estimated that 60,000 adults in the WGTC service area lack a high school credential. This translates to tremendous negative impact on individuals, families, industries, and the community as a whole. West Georgia Technical College provides robust GED courses and widespread opportunity to take the GED test at any one of 19 locations. You can feel good about helping someone achieve a life-changing milestone through your contribution to GED testing scholarships.
- The Foundation provided GED testing scholarships to 87 students at a total cost of $12,892
- Provided online access to Common Core Achieve software
- Provided meeting space for the annual adult education staff retreat
- Sponsored the annual CLICK Trivia Bee
Tuition Reimbursement: The Foundation provided WGTC $10,000 to support the Tuition Reimbursement Program.
- Faculty and staff who wish to advance their own education may apply for reimbursement.
- WGTC awarded 9 employees totaling $6,750