Bosch Community Foundation has provided Greenville Technical College with $12,000 in scholarships for high school students taking dual enrollment classes at the college.
The scholarships will go to 22 high school students to pay for classes in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with the college.
In a statement, the college said students from low-income families who attend early college programs are 8.5 times more likely to receive a college degree than those who don’t.
“The dual enrollment program has demonstrated benefits in increasing educational outcomes,” Ann Wright, vice president for advancement with the Greenville Tech Foundation, said in the statement. “This support from the Bosch Community Foundation is an investment in our young people and their career pathways. Our mission is to transform lives through education, and with Bosch’s help, we are able to do just that.”
Greenville Tech announced the scholarships last week and said classes that count for the scholarships include: Biological Science, Anatomy and Physiology, College Chemistry, Physics, Microcomputer Applications, Internet Programming, Algebra, Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics, Analytical Geometry and Calculus, Engineering Disciplines and Skills, Instruction to Manufacturing, Machine Tool Theory I, and Introduction to Welding.
“Bosch Rexroth believes that investing in STEM education is one of the best ways to support our community,” Mike McCormick, vice president and technical plant manager at the Bosch Rexroth facility in Fountain Inn, said in a statement. “We know the students at Greenville Technical College will play a major part in shaping our future community. They will be leaders in our community, leaders in our education system, leaders in our workforce, and if we are lucky, leaders at Bosch Rexroth.”