We are excited to partner with AstraZeneca Mount Vernon (AZMTV) to support the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center (SICTC) and offer four (4) $4,000 scholarships for EVSC students interested in pursuing post-secondary studies in a STEM-related field.
SICTC is an education hub offering advanced career and technical education as well as workforce development and training for the entire southwest Indiana region. High school students from North and South Gibson, Spencer, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties can enroll in SICTC to engage in hands-on training in 20 diverse areas of study using the latest emerging technologies and equipment. The Foundation has supported initiatives and programs at SICTC throughout the years and regularly collaborates with educators and students there on shared projects like EVSC Foundation Fridays at WPSR (SICTC’s student-led radio station).
The new scholarship will open doors for students from all EVSC high schools to prepare for work in a growing professional sphere. “The STEM field offers great opportunities in our area. We want to help connect students to STEM fields and eventually STEM careers, especially students that come from underrepresented backgrounds in this field”, said Holly Sanders, Human Resources Business Director at AZMTV. “Supporting the great work at SICTC and offering scholarships will help us connect EVSC students to these opportunities.”
The scholarships are available to all graduating seniors across EVSC. Depending on the number of applicants who meet required criteria, at least one of the scholarships will be awarded to a student from a traditionally underrepresented background. Beyond these opportunities, AstraZeneca also offers internships to college students. By connecting with AstraZeneca now through available scholarships, students are also developing relationships that will help them pursue careers in STEM after college.
“AstraZeneca has been a great partner to EVSC schools and students for many years. We are excited to partner with them in this new way,” says Ely Sena-Martin, President of the EVSC Foundation. “We are proud to support the amazing work at SICTC, and hope this support grows over the years.”
Would you like to support STEM education at SICTC or a local school? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-435-0913. For more information about the AstraZeneca scholarships, visit our website and contact EVSC high r school counselors to apply.