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SKYCTC and the Warren County Tech Center Advanced Motorsports Foundation Announce New Scholarship Opportunity

Dr. Ivan Schrodt “Excellence in Action” Scholarship. Pictured (from Left): SKYCTC President, Dr. Phillip Neal, Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken, Warren County Tech Center Advanced Motorsports Foundation board member, Dr. Ivan Schrodt, SKYCTC Foundation Board Treasurer, Steve Sinclair, SKYCTC Foundation Executive Director, Heather Rogers and Eric Keeling, President of the WCTC Advanced Motorsports Foundation. (Image attached)

The Dr. Ivan Schrodt “Excellence in Action” Scholarship. Pictured (from Left): SKYCTC President, Dr. Phillip Neal, Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken, Warren County Tech Center Advanced Motorsports Foundation board member, Dr. Ivan Schrodt, SKYCTC Foundation Board Treasurer, Steve Sinclair, SKYCTC Foundation Executive Director, Heather Rogers and Eric Keeling, President of the WCTC Advanced Motorsports Foundation.

Bowling Green, Ky. – A partnership between the Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Foundation and the Warren County Tech Center Advanced Motorsports Foundation will assist local high school graduates continue their technical education pathway at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College through the Dr. Ivan Schrodt “Excellence in Action” Scholarship.

Through the generosity of Warren County Tech Center Advanced Motorsports Foundation board member, Dr. Ivan Schrodt, and matching funds from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, a $400,000 endowment is being established to annually award at least five, $1000 scholarships to students wishing to pursue a skilled trades education.  The scholarship program will pave a path for students to access well-paying and fulfilling careers. 

The Scholarship is open to graduates of the Warren County Area Technology Center (WCATC), Warren County Public Schools (WCPS), and Bowling Green High School (BGHS).  Applicants must have completed at least two semesters in a Career and Technical Education Pathway and be classified as a CTE concentrator at their home high school or WCATC. 

Applicants must have no more than 8 absences during their senior year (excused or unexcused) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA during high school and maintain a 3.0 GPA during all college level coursework to qualify for the second-year renewal.  The scholarship is based on financial need.  

Successful recipients must be enrolled in a certificate, diploma or degree program in one of the high-wage/high-demand technical areas at any of the SKYCTC campuses.  Recipients who meet the above criteria may renew the scholarship for their second year with scholarship committee approval.  Students can apply at (insert scholarship link)

SKYCTC Foundation Executive Director, Heather Rogers, said, “We are thrilled to be able to facilitate this partnership to help build our community’s talent pipeline by aiding students who want to continue a technical education after high school.  We know how critical the skilled trades are to strengthen our economy and are grateful for the generosity of Dr. Schrodt and the WCATC Foundation board of directors.” 

Dr. Eric Keeling with Advantage Kentucky Alliance and President of the WCTC Advanced Motorsports Foundation, said, “The Warren County Tech Center Advanced Motorsports Foundation was established to ensure career and technical education students in Warren County Public Schools and Bowling Green Independent Schools would not only have the funds to perfect their skills on real world projects such as race car builds that compete at Holley's LS Fest but also to provide scholarships for students to pursue their passion at SKYCTC after graduation.  It is through the generosity of Dr. Ivan Schrodt and the partnership with the Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Foundation that we will impact students on a much larger scale.  Thank you to Dr. Ivan Schrodt for your continued support and commitment to the CTE students in our community. “