#GivingTuesdayWKCTC GIVE NOW!
West Kentucky Community and Technical College has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
WKCTC’s #GivingTuesday initiative is in support of the college’s scholarship program. Each year, more than 1,000 students apply for scholarship funding. “WKCTC has an outstanding scholarship program that includes merit-based funding,” says Becky Haus, Manager of Advancement. The college’s merit-based scholarships are funded through annual donations, the WKCTC Scholarship Auction and unrestricted scholarship endowments. Incoming high school graduates and currently enrolled WKCTC students are eligible for merit-based scholarships. “Our applicant pool is impressive – 56% of our applicants earned a 3.00 GPA or higher. This school year, more than $300,000 will be paid to merit-based scholarship recipients. This type of funding would not be possible without the support of donors who value the impact scholarships have on our students.”
Gifts from alumni, corporations, foundations and friends have been essential in ensuring that West Kentucky Community and Technical College continues to offer trend-setting programs and opportunities. Past and present WKCTC officials have worked diligently to build our 80-plus year reputation for excellence.
The Paducah Junior College Foundation, Inc. Development Office provides resources to help our donors find suitable forms and uses for their gifts. Whether your interest lies with a specific program, academic department, community activity or assisting the WKCTC's current students, the Development Office will design your gift and see that it fulfills your intent.
Current gifts (donations by cash / check) are accepted at any time. Interested donors can make a check payable to Paducah Junior College, Inc. and mail to P.O. Box 7380, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-7380. You can identify the designation of your gift with an accompanying letter or on the memo line of the check.
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