Central Carolina Technical College Receives $10,000 from the Ellucian Foundation to Support Students in Need

PATH Scholarship program directly supports financially-challenged students at U.S. Minority Serving Institutions

SUMTER, SC (11/08/2022) Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) was selected as a 2022 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship recipient through the Ellucian Foundation. The PATH Scholarship program provides grants to higher education institutions to support students facing economic hardship. 

CCTC received $10,000, which will be distributed to 44 students to help cover items such as housing utilities, child care, books, supplies or tuition. 

“We are excited to be able to support our students by helping with some of the basic necessities of daily life. This grant has helped to remove obstacles for several of our students to help them be successful,” says Assistant Director of Financial Aid Elizabeth White. 

The PATH Scholarship is provided by the Ellucian Foundation, established in 2020 by Ellucian, the leading technology solutions provider for higher education. To date, the PATH Scholarships provided 65 eligible higher education institutions with more than $1 million in grants, delivering scholarship awards to 1,100+ students. 

“Education has the power to transform lives. This year we are focused on support for students facing financial hardships at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and all Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) in the U.S. as more focus is needed to ensure higher retention and graduation rates, and address the critical issues of growing food insecurity,” says Laura Ipsen, president and CEO, Ellucian. “HBCUs and all MSIs represent an incredible cross-section of colleges and universities committed to providing access to higher education. We are pleased to support these institutions in their efforts to ensure all students can achieve their dreams without interruption.” 

“The Ellucian Foundation supports student success and increased access to higher education globally,” said Executive Director of the Ellucian Foundation Jennifer Welding. “No student should ever be denied an education due to lack of funding. The PATH Scholarship helps students navigate through financial challenges to reach their educational goals.”