Greenville Technical College Aircraft Maintenance Technology Student Grateful for Scholarship

Greenville Technical College Aircraft Maintenance Technology Student Grateful for Scholarship

Greenville Technical College Technical (GTC) Aircraft Maintenance Technology student, Jerrod Eibel, was awarded the Clemson/Duke Energy Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarship for the Fall and Spring semesters of 2014. The scholarship is awarded to GTC transfer students in STEM areas with an emphasis on first-generation college students, traditionally disadvantaged and under-represented groups who qualify for the award.

Recipients of scholarships are asked to write a thank-you letter to the donor(s) of the scholarship fund in which they received the scholarship. Eibel, proud to be a first-year recipient, said, "I was honestly speechless to have received the letter in regard to the scholarship. As a non-traditional student (with children and a great distance to travel to school daily), this scholarship will help immensely. A great weight has been lifted from my shoulders, knowing we have enough to cover tuition and life expenses during this journey to better our lives."

Many students, such as Eibel, benefit from scholarship awards given for tuition, fees, books and educational supplies. Eibel is thankful for the support and said he will "use this to complete my education at Greenville Technical College and to achieve success wherever I apply my skills." If you wish to establish a scholarship or if you need information about the over 150 scholarships available to GTC students through Greenville Tech Foundation, please contact Butler Mullins at (864) 250-8497.