Alabama Representative Allen Farley recently presented $20,000 to Jefferson State President Keith Brown to provide funding toward the Jefferson County Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship Fund.
The Jefferson County CTE Scholarship Fund supports career tech scholarships for at-risk Jefferson County Students. Scholarships and/or stipends will be awarded to Jefferson County residents in House District 15 interested in pursuing a career in CTE.
“I believe this is the start of something wonderful,” said Representative Farley. “These funds will help remove common barriers to college and serve as a bridge for students to attain a meaningful career.”
The funds may be used for tuition/registration fees and stipends such as books, fees, childcare, housing, transportation costs, gas, and other living expenses.
Jefferson State will work with other programs to seek out assistance with tuition and fees to help eligible District 15 residents pursue a certificate or degree in a CTE program.
To receive funding, applicants must meet these eligibility requirements:
- Must be a Jefferson County resident and live within Alabama House District 15
- Must be a high school graduate or GED recipient
- Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Must demonstrate financial need
- Must enroll in a Career and Technical Program
For more information, contact Jefferson State’s Financial Aid Office at (205) 856-8511 or email [email protected]