(DENMARK, SC) – Denmark Technical College was recently selected by Ellucian as one of 25 Title IV-eligible two-year public community and technical colleges across the United States to receive 2020 PATH Scholarship from more than 160 community college applicants.
PATH, which stands for Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving and Hope, donates scholarship funds to colleges who then award financial support to students experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 is hitting community colleges particularly hard, which led Ellucian to develop the PATH Campaign and Scholarship Fund in June.
“The pandemic is putting intense economic pressure on some of the most vulnerable student populations. We want to ensure that no student has to put their education on hold as they confront today’s challenges,” said Laura Ispen, Ellucian President and CEO.
Denmark Technical College receive $20,000, which will be distributed among 26 students, with awards ranging from $500 to $2,000. The scholarships will help with tuition, room and board, books, transportation and other costs associated with higher education.
“We are just so thankful to Elluican for their generosity during this difficult time. Thanks to these funds, we have been able to help dozens of students who may not have otherwise been able to pursue their educational goals this coming semester. Ellucian is a valued educational partner and we feel blessed to have their support,” said Dr. Willie L. Todd Jr., President and CEO at Denmark Technical College.
About Denmark Technical College
Denmark Technical College is a public, comprehensive, Historically Black, two-year technical college located in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina. The College annually serves approximately 2,000 credit and continuing education students, a mix of traditional, nontraditional, full-time and part-time. As an open-door institution, the College provides affordable, post-secondary education culminating in associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates, to citizens from diverse educational and socioeconomic backgrounds and reaches out to its service area high schools with opportunities for the students. For more information, visit www.denmarktech.edu.