Southwest Tennessee Community College to Offer AT&T Aspire Grant to Adult Students

For more information, contact:
Robert Miller

Southwest Tennessee Community College is partnering with AT&T to offer five $1,000 scholarships to non-traditional adult students in technology fields through the AT&T Aspire Grant.

The adult scholarship program will complement the Reconnect + Completion Grant program by providing five scholarships for each community college to aid underserved non-traditional students in high-skill, technology advanced fields such as advanced manufacturing, computer science/technology, allied health and other career preparation programs utilizing advanced technology. Underserved students are defined as racial and ethnic minorities, low-income and underrepresented genders in programs of study leading to non-traditional occupations as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor.

“At Southwest, we are excited to partner with AT&T to offer adult students this opportunity to continue their education,” stated Karen Nippert, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “The AT&T program, and our Adult Learner Link grant go hand-in-hand with our commitment for even more adults in our communities to earn a college certificate or degree.”

The programs of study for this scholarship program focus on those within the Associate of Applied Science degree. This would also support the Governor’s “Drive to 55” initiative, and his Reconnect emphasis to realize more adults who achieve postsecondary credentials.

For more information on this scholarship call (901) 333-4577. For information on opportunities for adult learners, call (901) 333-5384.