GNTC Foundation announces McDaniel Family Scholarship
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) announces a new scholarship program for graduating seniors from high schools in Murray County.
Alexa Pacheco has been selected as the first recipient of the McDaniel Family Scholarship, founded in memory of Carlton and Henrietta McDaniel.
“Our parents instilled in us a love of Murray County, and a sense of responsibility to give back to our community,” said David McDaniel. “With that in mind, our family decided to work with GNTC to establish a scholarship to help a student with earning an associate degree. The skills they develop will give them the opportunity to have a great career with financial stability.”
The scholarship is being established to support graduating seniors from Murray County High School or North Murray High School and is intended for students pursuing only a degree. One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded annually in the fall semester.
Funds may be used for tuition, textbooks, supplies, fees and any other costs associated with staying on track in college. The scholarship recipient will receive another $2,500 the following fall semester if a 3.0 or higher GPA is maintained.
“We are so appreciative of the McDaniel Family Foundation’s investment in our students from Murray County,” said Dr. Heidi Popham, GNTC president. “They are continuing the outstanding work started by their parents and making a positive impact on the communities of Murray County.”
“Hopefully the love we show our community will be reflected by the people that see it and are impacted by it, leading them to have the same love,” McDaniel said.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma or a certificate in aviation, business, health, industrial or public service career paths. This past year, 11,134 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. GNTC has an annual credit enrollment of 8,528 students and an additional enrollment of 2,606 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training and Georgia Quick Start. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.
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