New Travel Fund Aids STC Students’ Commuting Cost
May 13, 2014 - Southeastern Technical College students may soon find their commute to class less stressful on their wallets after the college’s adoption of the Eames Travel Fund.
The Eames Travel Fund, created from donations by Charles B. Eames, Jr., will provide a random STC student meeting certain criteria with a $45 gas card each month, beginning in the 2014 fall semester.
Using a list of students who attend traditional, in-person classes requiring travel to and from the Swainsboro or Vidalia campuses, Southeastern Tech will randomly select a new student at the end of each month to receive the gas card for the following month. The STC Foundation will contact the winning student each month.
“Since we live in a rural area, transportation is always an issue for our students,” said Charla Nail, executive director of the STC Foundation. “This travel fund will offset some of these costs for our students which could positively impact our retention of students.”
Eames, who lives in Waycross, has initiated similar programs at rural colleges across southern Georgia, including East Georgia State College, Okefenokee Technical College and South Georgia State College.
For more information on financial aid and scholarships at Southeastern Tech, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.