Aiken Technical College Student Named 2022 New Century Workforce Scholar
Ismat Hasan, a student at Aiken Technical College, has been named a 2022 New Century Workforce Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship.
This scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degree-granting institutions on a national scale as they plan to enter the workforce upon the completion of a degree or certificate. The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
New Century Workforce Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Over 2,200 students were nominated from more than 1,200 college campuses across the country. Only one New Century Workforce Scholar was selected from each state.
Hasan is working toward an Associate in Applied Science: Nursing degree at ATC.
“I truly believe in lifelong learning,” said Hasan. “I have traveled a lot and have been fortunate to receive education from different systems around the world. I am a Canadian Practical Nurse who has come to South Carolina's Aiken Technical College to upgrade to RN. During summer vacation, I like to volunteer at clinics or hospitals in the community. After I graduate, I would like to work and continue with higher education.”
The New Century Workforce Scholars will be recognized in the fall.
“We congratulate Ismat for receiving this prestigious scholarship, and we are honored to partner with The Coca-Cola Foundation to recognize Ismat’s outstanding achievements,” said Phi Theta Kappa’s President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “Scholarship programs like this are integral for creating opportunities for students to succeed as they prepare to enter the workforce and for putting college completion within reach.”
About The Coca-Cola Foundation
The Coca-Cola Foundation is the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 billion in grants to support sustainable community initiatives around the world.
For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please visit coca-colagivingback.com.
About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.
About Aiken Technical College
Aiken Technical College is a two-year comprehensive college located in Graniteville, South Carolina. Founded in 1972, the College provides educational and workforce development opportunities through academic programs, continuing education, and corporate training services. Visit www.atc.edu for more information.