Scholarship funding is still available for several Trident Technical College (TTC) Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development courses through the Workforce Pathways Scholarship (WPS) program that was approved by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2018.
Eligibility for a scholarship is not based on financial need or prior academic performance and scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Courses in 11 Continuing Education Division programs qualify for the WPS funding which covers 100 percent of the tuition fees for those courses (books are not covered by the scholarships).
To apply, students must attend an orientation session to learn about the WPS program and obtain an application form. Orientations are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 in Building 920, Room 507 at Trident Technical College Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus), 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.
Applicants must reside within South Carolina to be eligible. Certain programs require applicants provide proof of a negative drug screen test, clear a background check, and have a high school diploma, GED, or provide college transcripts; students will be notified if those requirements apply to the program in which they are interested.
Scholarship recipients can take an entire program or classes within a single program, but they cannot move between programs. WPS funding covers qualified TTC continuing education courses in areas including health care, manufacturing, information technology and professional development.
A complete list can be found under “Funding Opportunities” on the TTC Continuing Education website at www.tridenttech.edu/ce. Training available through the WPS program prepares students for careers in automotive and other manufacturing industries, personal fitness, the restaurant industry, welding, and specialties in health care and IT fields.
For more information on WPS funds for TTC continuing education courses, visit www.tridenttech.edu/ce/funding/pathways-scholarship.htm or call 843.574.6152.
For more information on WPS funds for TTC academic courses, visit www.tridenttech.edu/WorkforcePathways/index.htm or call 843.574.6000.