BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — South-Central Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) has created a Future Frontline Heroes Fund aimed at students who are interested in an essential line of work.
What You Need To Know
- SKYCTC created a scholarship fund for future frontline workers
- Aimed at students pursuing education, healthcare, transportation, culinary, public safety
- The coronavirus pandemic has shown the country's need for frontline workers
- SKYCTC hopes to raise $50,000 by April
Throughout the pandemic, we have all seen the hardwork and dedication from front line workers and SKYCTC is investing in the future of those fields.
“We wanted to provide a fund that would provide scholarships to those students entering that field, because we know that a lot of the current frontline heroes are getting ready to retire, many are experiencing burnout, so there’s going to be a huge need to replace those workers,” said Heather Rogers, executive director of the SKYCTC Foundation.
The fund would be a collaborative endowment between the college and the community. The goal is to provide scholarships and help students pursuing a career in education, healthcare, transportation, culinary and public safety.
Many of the fields that students can go into already qualify for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, helping students graduate debt free. The Future Frontline Heroes Fund would provide money for tools and books that are not included in tuition based scholarships.
“We wanted to provide a fund that would provide scholarships to those students entering that field, because we know that a lot of the current frontline heroes are getting ready to retire, many are experiencing burnout, so there’s going to be a huge need to replace those workers,” Rogers said.
The goal is to raise $50,000 by April of 2021, which the college would match — creating a $100,000 endowed fund to provide for scholarships and awards for years to come. The fund has already received a donation of $10,000 from Bluegrass dedicated, a trucking and logistics company.
Rogers says that anyone can donate and be apart of creating the next generation of frontline heroes.
“We’re just reaching out to everyone, individuals, corporations, anyone that wants to assist,” Rogers said.
SKYCTC hopes to start offering scholarships as soon as the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in donating click here.