Tobacco Commission Approves Grants for VHCC

Submitted by Heather Musick

VATIC(1)Virginia Highlands recently received $637,000 from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission to assist students.

• $420,000 was awarded for the 2014-2015 VHCC academic year for the AIMS and Tobacco Scholarships. If you are interested in more information on these scholarships, please contact Lindsey Holman at 739-2555. We will begin taking applications for 2014-2015 scholarships in the spring.
• $50,000 will be used to provide scholarships for GED graduates that are interested in taking non-credit courses. These programs could include but are not limited to Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, and Pharmacy Tech. More information on this opportunity will be forthcoming as the scholarship application process is finalized.
• $167,000 will be used to purchase equipment for the Industrial Maintenance program. VHCC will also be matching these funds in the amount of $167,000, making $334,000 available for updating equipment used by the Industrial Maintenance, Electricity, and Energy programs.