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WKCTC Scholarship Recipients Meet Donors at Annual Reception

PADUCAH, KY (November 4, 2016) More than 100 students and college scholarship donors got a chance to meet at West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges annual donor scholarship reception November 4.

The audience gave thunderous applause on Friday as WKCTC PresidentDr. AntonReece announced that the college was able to award over $500,000 in scholarship funds to nearly 600 students this year.

Keep in mind more than 1100 students applied (for scholarships), so its pretty competitive. We are very pleased by way of performance of learning that well over 56 percent of the students earn a 3.0 GPA or higher and 41 percent with an ACT score of 22 or higher. This is all a reflection of excellence at WKCTC.

The funding for student scholarships is made possible through earnings from generous donor endowments, annual scholarship contributions, the annual gala auction and the Community Scholarship Program, said Becky Haus, WKCTC manager of advancement.

In thanking the donors, Dr. Reece reflected on the series CNN Heroes that chronicles the journeys of different people throughout their lives who see the need to give back and to serve within their communities.

When I think of the donors who through their own journeys, life histories, and whatever the catalyst, motivation for them to contribute to this great institution, I want to be sure that is truly acknowledged and respected, said Reece. Its a great thing to say good things about communities; its a great thing to say good things about colleges, but ultimately to add that monetary value and those resources fulfills a very important legacy and opportunity for students.

For more information about WKCTC scholarships visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu.