STC Receives $5,000 Grant to Support GED Program
May 22, 2013 - The Southeastern Technical College Foundation was selected on May 17 to receive a $5,000 grant to increase the number of GEDs awarded in Southeastern Tech’s eight-county service area.
The grant, from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, was made in support of STC’s new initiative, A Step Up (For GED Scholarships). The initiative aims to increase the number of students participating in STC’s adult literacy education program and increase the number of GED awards issued in 2014.
“These additional funds came at time when the adult education budget was facing a reduction for next year,” said Susan Cross, executive director of adult education. “We will utilize the award to actively recruit and enroll additional students as well as provide needed GED testing scholarships for our students in need.”
Students using a GED scholarship must be enrolled in and attending the adult education program and take a GED practice test and score a minimum of 500 on each of the test’s five subtests.
“As the students apply to take the GED tests, the Adult Ed instructors determine whether financial assistance is needed for the cost of the test and submit a check request to the Foundation to pay for this,” said Charla Nail, director of the STC Foundation.
Adult Literacy Grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are given to organizations across the US and “award funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance,” according to the foundation’s web site.
For more information on obtaining a GED, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.