Samantha Wilhoit, a senior at South Ripley High School, was recently presented with a $1,000 Purdue University College of Technology scholarship funded by the Community Education Coalition, Columbus.
In partnership with the Community Education Coalition, three higher education institutions showcased how their degree programs prepare graduates for rewarding careers with top regional employers.
Companies such as Cummins Inc., Faurecia, Honda, Aisin, Columbus Regional Hospital and more participated in this unique on-site networking opportunity to share with students and parents the types of jobs available within their corporation and the types of skills, education and training needed to land a career.
The six $1,000 Community EdFest scholarships, good toward classes at three Columbus campuses – Indiana University-Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and the Purdue University College of Technology – are set up to benefit first-time students with an interest in careers that drive the economies of southeast Indiana, such as advanced manufacturing, health care and tourism. Applicants are judged on their scholastic achievements, leadership abilities and community involvement.
For more information about the Community Education Coalition, persons may visit www.educationcoalition.com. A full list of scholarship winners is available at www.eco15.org.