Power Up and Rock I.T.!

Aiken Technical College is excited to be among 42 colleges selected nationwide to participate in the prestigious Metallica Scholars Initiative for 2023-2024 year. Even more impressive is that Aiken Tech is the first college in South Carolina to be selected for this opportunity.

Through the intiative’s grant funding, Aiken Tech aims to prepare area residents for career opportunities in information and computer technology roles by providing the educational opportunities needed to succeed.

Eligible programs include:

Selected students will receive a scholarship and the opportunity to participate in special Metallica Scholars events on campus.

We look forward to helping the CSRA power up and rock I.T.!


Who qualifies to be a Metallica Scholar at Aiken Tech?

To be considered for this opportunity, the individual must be enrolled in one of the above eligible programs. Interested in enrolling? Please visit the below pages for enrollment info for the respective program(s):


How do I apply for a scholarship?

No application is needed for the scholarship. By enrolling in one of the eligible programs, you will automatically considered for a scholarship. Those granted a scholarship will be notified.


About the Metallica Scholars Initiative

Metallica’s Foundation, All Within My Hands, partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges in December 2018 to create a major workforce education initiative called “Metallica Scholars.” MSI provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. These programs provide skills and services to students looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program. The Metallica Scholars Initiative began with ten schools in 2019 and currently includes 42 community colleges in 33 states across the U.S.

Aiken Technical College is the first South Carolina college selected to participate in the initiative.

Participating in the initiative will allow Aiken Tech to support dual enrollment students in its cybersecurity networking pathway, students enrolled in its academic computer technology programs, and those pursuing specialized CompTIA certifications in I.T. through the college’s continuing education courses.

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