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BAE Systems Donates $6,000 to ATC Within Reach Scholarship Initiative

BAE Systems has donated $6,000 for the Aiken Technical College Foundation Within Reach Scholarship Initiative, which aims to reduce the financial barriers graduating high school students face when transitioning to college.

“We truly appreciate the continued support of BAE Systems in providing scholarships for graduating seniors at our seven area high schools. BAE has been supporting ATC since 2000, and we value our partnership with them,” said ATC Foundation Director Mary Commons.

Since the initiative began in 2015, the Foundation has awarded more than $225,000 to graduating seniors from Aiken County Public School District high schools who have applied to the College.

The Foundation will award an additional $50,000 to the Class of 2020. The application period was from January 1 through March 1. Recipients will be announced at a later date.

“The Within Reach Scholarship gives hope and encouragement to those students who want to continue their education and attend Aiken Technical College,” said Commons. “Some students might think they cannot afford college, but with this scholarship and other financial aid, ATC is within reach, and we are making a difference in our students’ lives.”

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Aiken Technical College Names Its 2020-21 SCTEA Educators of the Year Honorees

Aiken Technical College (ATC) has named its 2020-21 South Carolina Technical Education Association Educator of the Year award recipients.

The awards recognize employees throughout the South Carolina Technical College System who have contributed to furthering the System’s mission and have done outstanding work in their roles at their colleges.

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Employer Registration Open for Virtual Career Fair

Area employers are invited to participate in the SC Technical College System Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, April 20. The career fair will provide employers with an opportunity to interact with technical and community college students from around the state, including Aiken Technical College.

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