Scholarship Applications Open January 8 at A-B Tech

Taahirah Hassan, recipient of the 100 Men and Women Minority Scholarship.

A-B Tech Community College’s 2018-19 scholarship application process begins January 8 for all students.

Up to $5,800 is available, and the deadline to apply is March 31. The college awards more than 400 scholarships annually, many of them devoted to minority students.

Taahirah Hassan, recipient of the 100 Men and Women Minority Scholarship, said, “It means so much to me. Being a minority it is more important for me to further my education because in history we have been shunned from doing so. In return, I hope to be successful and give back to society.” She is earning an Associate of Science degree with plans to transfer to a four-year college.

Here is a listing of available scholarships strictly for minority students (remember, many other scholarships are also available). For more information, visit abtech.edu/scholarships.

100 Men and Women Minority Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Samuel Abdul-Allah and many community volunteers who wanted to provide educational opportunities for African American students enrolled in any curriculum program.

Asheville Latin Americans for Advancement Society Merit Scholarship

Established in 2012 by members of the Asheville Latin Americans For Advancement Society (ALAS), this scholarship is awarded to Latino residents of Western North Carolina paying out of state tuition at A-B Tech.

Hazel Fox Minority Student Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Established by Dr. Joseph Fox (Business Administration Department Chair) in memory of his mother, Mrs. Hazel B. Fox. It is awarded to a deserving African American student enrolled in the Entrepreneurship program.

Lacy T. Haith and James V. Miller Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of two African American pioneers, educator Lacy T. Haith and master mason James V. Miller. It is awarded to deserving African American students enrolled in any curriculum program. Mr. Haith came to Asheville to teach in 1937.

Lead the Way Scholarship for African American Men

Created by Dr. Rock Doddridge, this scholarship is available to African American males enrolled in any curriculum program, while also fulfilling commitments to family, work and/or community.

Minority Scholars Population Scholarship

Available to students who identify as African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Hispanic, or Eastern European. Students are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Osborne M. Hart Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of Osborne M. Hart, and awarded to African American students who have been accepted into a curriculum program at A-B Tech and enrolled as full-time students.

Shapiro-Green Endowed Scholarship

Established by Hal and Clare Shapiro and awarded to African American and Latino students enrolled in any curriculum program. Preference is given to Asheville High School graduates.

William and Dorothy Glenn Tugman Scholarship

Established in 2004, in honor of William and Dorothy Glenn Tugman, and awarded to students enrolled in a program considered non-traditional for their gender or ethnicity.

About A-B Tech Community College

One of 58 colleges in the North Carolina Community College System, A-B Tech offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in more than 60 curriculum programs through its five academic divisions: Allied Health and Public Service Education, Arts and Sciences, Business and Hospitality Education, Emergency Services and Engineering and Applied Technology.

The Division of Economic and Workforce Development/Continuing Education offers opportunities for workforce partnerships, specific job training and retraining, as well as personal enrichment classes. A-B Tech enrolls more than 25,000 curriculum and continuing education students in programs at its Asheville, Enka, Madison, South, Woodfin and Goodwill locations.

For more information visit www.abtech.edu

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