Scholarships from the Greenville Tech Foundation play a critical role in enabling hundreds of students to pursue their dreams through higher education.  Each year many Greenville Tech scholarship recipients write thank you letters to donors which describe the impact of scholarships in their lives.  Below are excerpts from actual letters received.

Tonya L.

- Recipient of the Fred J. Collins, Jr. Endowed Scholarship


"This scholarship is greatly appreciated and comes at a much needed time.  I currently work multiple jobs as well as working towards my degree, and the help this scholarship will provide me financially is beyond measure.  This will allow me to focus my attention on my studies and worry less about the financial aspect of attending school.  My goal is to be accepted into the Radiology program next fall, and the Fred J. Collins Scholarship will be a wonderful boost in that direction."
         October 2016


Carlos P.

- Recipient of the Jolley Family Foundation Scholarship


"Words cannot explain how much help this scholarship will provide towards accomplishing my dream, graduate from college.  I will be the very first person in my family to ever graduate from college, mom and dad side.  Being a first generation is such an honor for me.  I am studying to become a mechanical engineer and a business owner.  It's really hard to believe that I am actually attending college.  The Jolley Foundation scholarship is like a gift sent from god to help me achieve my goals.  In the future when I have the availability to help others the same way y'all are helping me I will do so without a doubt.  Thank you so much for the opportunity you are providing me, I will forever be grateful."
         September 2016


Mary A.

- Recipient of the Dolores and Bob Anderson Scholarship for Mature Returning Students


"I am incredibly surprised and very grateful for receiving this award.  I am a 43-year-old mother with 3 children.  I returned to school in 2010 ... I had been a stay at home mom for 16 years and unprepared for the challenges I would face.  I have continued to pursue my degree although part time and working full time.  I worked 60-70 hours a week for a company, while attending school, and managing to be a mom and wife.  This scholarship could not have come at a better time for my family.  It is refreshing to see that some people do value the lives and contributions of mature students.  I would like to thank you on behalf of myself and my family for this wonderful gift."
         July 2016


Charles H.

- Recipient of the Paula G. Wood/Alumni Endowed Scholarship


"In today's world there are many challenges that we face when it comes to advancing ones education.  As an adult student, the weight at times can be almost unbearable for even the most determined individual.  The largest hurdle my family and I have had to overcome is the financial burden this coursework has placed upon it.  I received notice this morning that I was selected to receive the Paula G. Wood Alumni Endowed Scholarship.  As I read the corresponding information, and the reality of the award set in, I became emotional.  I would like to say thank you, not just for selecting me personally, but for the generosity and dedication you have shown to the students of Greenville Technical College.  You are not just changing my life, you are indeed improving the world. "
         July 2016


Makala M.

- Recipient of the Hazel Pittman Hall Endowed Scholarship


"I am deeply grateful for the award of this scholarship.  I am a student who is having to live away from home in order to attend Greenville Technical College and I am depending in large part on student loans to finance my college education.  This award will help in reducing the amount of debt I face upon graduation and will further reduce the stress associated with making the decision to use loans as a means to further my education.  I am humbled to have been chosen and will make every effort to be worthy of such a gift. "
         July 2016


Nayla M.

- Recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Scholarship


"This scholarship brought tears not only to my eyes but to my mother's as well.  This scholarship is very meaningful to me because I cannot take out any student loans to help me pay for my college classes.  Each one of my previous classes have been paid out of my own pocket.  The past two semesters I did not have the complete amount needed to pay off my classes before the due date.  When my brothers and I were brought to the US in 1998, my parents wanted us to have a chance to live the American Dream.  As of now, my dreams are becoming a reality and this scholarship is helping me achieve my goals.  I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity to continue with my studies and to continue this journey of becoming a paralegal and hopefully a lawyer some day."
         June 2016


Bridget D.

- Recipient of the Rushing Foundation Endowed Scholarship


"I cannot begin to express how much being a recipient of The Rushing Foundation Endowed Scholarship means to me.  In January 2015, I made the decision to enroll at Greenville Technical College to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse ... but there were two things that I felt stood in my way: finances and my age.  Since I am considered a 'non-traditional' student, there have been various obstacles in obtaining scholarships even though I am currently on the Dean's list at Greenville Tech.  Worrying over lack of tuition for school has given me many restless nights.  This scholarship enforces my belief that if you work hard and study hard, a way will be made for you.  The Rushing Foundation Scholarship has provided that way for me, and I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart."
         June 2016