Computer Services, Inc. Pledges $100,000 to Community Scholarship Program
The Community Scholarship Program (CSP) is a public / private partnership that proposes
to provide the tuition cost for up to 60 college credits at WKCTC. Students currently
in the eighth grade and planning to enroll at WKCTC in fall of 2014 will be the first
students eligible to receive CSP funding. Students must meet certain performance and
attendance criteria, and be officially enrolled in the program to participate. WKCTC
plans to begin recruiting efforts for the CSP in spring 2010.
Steve Powless, President and CEO of Computer Services, Inc., said the company was pleased to support this project and WKCTC. CSI recognizes the importance of higher education and of improving the college-going rate in our community, Powless said. The Community Scholarship Program offers students, who might not otherwise have the chance, the opportunity to continue their education.
The goal of the CSP is to increase the overall quality and skill level of the Paducah/McCracken county workforce and make our region more attractive to current and future employers. Additionally, the program will cultivate the students appreciation of the importance of good performance, good attendance, appropriate behavior and self-discipline, both in school and in the work place.
The Community Scholarship Program will serve to change the culture of education in our community, said Dr. Barbara Veazey, WKCTC President. CSI appreciates the importance of education. I am pleased they are a partner in this program.
The pledge to WKCTC was made to Paducah Junior College, Inc., the foundation of WKCTC.