MONTGOMERY – Four students at Wallace State Community College are among 48 students statewide who have each been awarded a $3,600 scholarship to study in automotive manufacturing programs at Alabama’s community colleges. The scholarships, along with a mentorship program led by seasoned automotive manufacturing professionals, were provided through the combined efforts of the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association and the Alabama Community College System to help fill more than 10,000 automotive manufacturing jobs in Alabama within two years.
The following Wallace State students have been awarded scholarships to pursue a technical education certificate or associate degree at the following institutions:
Hayden Eddings, Engineering Technology
Mason White, Automotive Manufacturing and Automotive Service Technology
Nathan McKee, Industrial Electronics Technology
Grant Thornell, Machine Shop/Tool Technology
Each student was required to have at least a 2.5 GPA and to submit an essay on why he or she wants to work in Alabama’s automotive industry. Each student also submitted a reference letter.
For more information about these and other programs at Wallace State, visit www.wallacestate.edu. Registration for Summer Semester begins April 15.
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