Bank of America Awards $10,000 Grant to ATC Foundation
Bank of America has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Aiken Technical College Foundation for its Beginning Educational Advancement in Transitional Studies (BEATS) program for the second consecutive year.
The funding will be used to purchase textbooks and course access codes for qualifying students enrolled in the College’s Transitional Studies courses during the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.
“The support from Bank of America allows us to give scholarships to each student in our Transitional Studies classes,” said ATC Foundation Director Mary Commons. “It takes the financial burden off these students and helps them gain the knowledge to prepare them for higher-level classes in English and math. These classes are so important in helping our students succeed in their goal of higher education.”
The College offers a reading and writing Transitional Studies course and a math Transitional Studies course.
During the 2019-2020 academic year, the initial grant enabled the Foundation to fund the purchase of more than 100 course access codes for qualifying students enrolled in the courses.