Gateway Scholarship Targets Military Veterans Enrolled in Manufacturing or Distribution Programs

Gateway Community and Technical College is combining its twin outreach to manufacturers and veterans through innovative use of scholarship dollars.

The college said today it will give preference to military veterans who plan to work in high-need manufacturing or distribution areas as it considers applications for the Robert T. Green Endowed Scholarship created last year. The scholarship is available to residents of Boone, Campbell, or Kenton counties and offers partial tuition for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

The criteria demonstrate our outreach to veterans as well as our ongoing efforts to develop a highly skilled manufacturing workforce for local employers, said Will Bradley, Gateway coordinator, scholarships and financial aid. Applicants must be current Gateway students enrolled in a program that contributes to workforce development in high-need areas such as manufacturing and distribution.

To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, have an unmet need and be of good character. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2014. The application process and required forms can be found at www.gateway.kctcs.edu by selecting Financial Aid and then Scholarships.

Veterans interested in becoming a Gateway student may contact Daniel Ridley, 859-442-4114, or Daniel.ridley@kctcs.edu. Ridley, an Army veteran, is a career mapping specialist with the colleges Veterans Education and Training Services program.

Gateway VETS assists veterans in obtaining the education they may need to enter the job market and also provides job placement services to veterans, regardless of whether they enroll at the college. Find more information about Gateway VETS.