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Central Carolina Technical College Student is a Role Model for Her Daughters.
10/28/2010 9:26:03 AM

Central Carolina Technical College Student is a Role Model for Her Daughters.
She is Furthering Her Education with the Support of Lottery Tuition Assistance.

Columbia, SC (October 28, 2010) – Students of all ages across South Carolina benefit from the proceeds generated by the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL). While most South Carolinians may associate the Lottery with scholarships for recent high school graduates, lottery funds provide opportunities for citizens needing to learn a new career in today’s challenging economy. Whether it is a middle school student reading a book purchased with some of the $15 million appropriated for 6th-8th grade education, a member of the National Guard continuing their education with lottery funding, or a nursing student involved in the Allied Health Initiative, the Lottery’s net proceeds are making a positive difference to the students of the Palmetto State.

But don’t take our word for it! Here is a testimonial from a recipient of one of the more than 820,000 lottery-funded scholarships and grants awarded to students since 2002 through Academic Year 2010.

“I lost my job due to a merger within companies and have been looking for a new job for months and unable to find anything. Then, one week before the deadline for registering for classes, I decided I was going to take a leap of faith and go back to school to earn an Accounting Degree.

Without an advanced degree, it is almost impossible to get a job. I want a better life for my family. I am showing my two girls, one is 2-years-old and the other is 8 months, that if their Mom can go back to school in this situation then they can do anything.

I would have been unable to proceed without the funding provided by Lottery Tuition Assistance. As I am out of a job and do not have that income anymore, Lottery Tuition Assistance has saved my chance at gaining an education!”

Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) is a unique program for full- or part-time students of any age attending one of the colleges within the South Carolina Technical College System, one of the two-year regional campuses of the University of South Carolina, or an independent two-year college in the State. About one-third of all students in the South Carolina Technical College System received LTA funds during the last academic year and 44 percent of these recipients were 25 years of age or older.

LTA is one of six scholarships and grants provided through lottery proceeds. The South Carolina Education Lottery neither administers nor awards lottery-funded scholarships and grants. For more information on lottery-funded scholarships and grants, contact the Commission on Higher Education’s Information Hotline at 1-877-349-7183 or online at www.che.sc.gov.

Since January 7, 2002 through June 30, 2010, the General Assembly has appropriated more than $2.5 billion from the Education Lottery Account to supplement educational funding in South Carolina. The funds SCEL earns and deposits into the Education Lottery Account are dedicated to the state’s students and educational institutions. Learn more about where the money goes by visiting sceducationlottery.com – where education wins!

For More Information Contact:
Julie E. Huffman
SCEL Beneficiary Communications Coordinator
Office: (803) 737-2574
Fax: (803) 737-2893
Cell: (803) 667-2848
Email: Julie.huffman@sclot.com

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