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WKCTC Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Paducah, KY (November 28, 2016) - 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.

Each year, more than 1,000 students apply for scholarship funding at WKCTC, and the colleges #GivingTuesday initiative is in support of its scholarship program.

WKCTC has an outstanding scholarship program that includes merit-based funding, says Becky Haus, manager of advancement. The colleges 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, said Haus.

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.

Individuals interested in participating in WKCTCs scholarship initiative, #GivingTuesdayWKCTC, can additional information. Participants are encouraged to share by updating their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram statuses and using the hashtag #GivingTuesdayWKCTC.

Registration for spring classes at WKCTC is currently underway. Call1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visitwestkentucky.kctcs.edufor class offerings. Spring classes begin January 9.