COLUMBUS — The Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools awarded Justin Lively, of Jackson, a $2,500 Workforce Tuition Scholarship to attend Gallipolis Career College.
Lively is a September 2015 graduate with an Associate of Applied Business in Technical Support Specialist, which focuses on many hands-on aspects of computer networking, maintenance and repair.
The scholarship was one of 30 awarded by the Association through a competitive process. The scholarships assist individuals who attend a career college or school in Ohio. Gallipolis Career College was one of the participating institutions that contributed to the scholarship fund.
In 2011, OACCS created the scholarship program through the Workforce Tuition Scholarship Foundation and this year, a total of $49,000 was awarded to the 2015 winners.
“Our association and Ohio’s career colleges and schools are committed to providing higher education opportunities to students who are seeking career education through our institutions, and it’s a privilege to share the resources in making their dreams come true, while playing a vital role in refueling Ohio’s workforce and economy,” said Kent A. Trofholz, OACCS executive director.
Students must use the funds for tuition, fees, and supplies directly related to the cost of their education and training. To maintain eligibility, students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above, and at least a 90 percent attendance record.
Gallipolis Career College has been preparing individuals for the local workforce for over 50 years, and offers six associate degree programs, as well as four diploma programs. Financial aid is available to those who qualify, and the school offers many services, including lifetime job placement assistance, free tutoring, and a complimentary transfer credit evaluation for those seeking to continue with credits earned elsewhere.
Gallipolis Career College is currently enrolling for fall quarter, which starts Oct. 5. Individuals seeking information about the school may call (740) 446-4367, or visit www.gallipoliscareercollege.edu.