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Skilled to Work: Mississippi Works Career-Tech Scholars Program

A scholars program is helping community college students financially across Mississippi.

Posted: Sep 9, 2019 7:07 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2019 10:20 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A scholars program is helping community college students financially across Mississippi.

The Mississippi Works Career-Tech Scholars Program is available to students in all 15 community colleges in the state of Mississippi.

The program was created to have an increase in skilled workers in several industries.

"This is the state of Mississippi's way to make sure we have skilled workers for our workforce, and to do that we need to help them find a skill they can succeed in," Emily Tucker said.

Tucker is the recruitment coordinator and an adviser at Itawamba Community College.

She said students must be in eligible programs of study to receive this scholarship.

Programs such as: Allied Health, Transportation, Information Technology, and more are eligible for funding.

The scholarship will help pay the remaining amount of aid needed for students after he or she has applied for FAFSA and other forms of financial aid.

To find out if you are eligible, or to apply, contact Tucker at ectucker@iccms.edu, or contact the administrative department at your coommunity college.

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