AT&T Connects with Community Colleges in North Carolina

AT&T Connects with Community Colleges in North CarolinaThe nation’s second largest carrier is putting college students in North Carolina first.

Recognizing the importance of the Community College system to North Carolina’s citizens and future, AT&T recently announced a contribution of $116,000 in honor of the system’s 50th anniversary.

The funds will provide two scholarships at each of the 58 community colleges across the state, supporting technical education students and students participating in a college transfer program. Priority will be given to students in minority and underserved populations and to students who are military veterans.

“For half a century, the North Carolina Community College system has made a lasting difference in the lives of our citizens and in the economic health of this great State,” says N.C. Governor Pat McCrory. “Our community colleges serve young people committed to furthering their education, support adults preparing for new careers, and offer unique programs which help our economy grow.”

“Contributions like this make a tremendous difference for our students and their families,” added Dr. Scott Ralls, System President. “That is particularly true for students who are working full-time jobs, or who are training for new jobs. For many of our students, the opportunity to receive a scholarship is vital for their being able to continue their education.”

AT&T and eleven other companies are also participating in the 100,000 Jobs Mission, the JP Morgan Chase initiative to hire 100,000 veterans and transitioning military service members by the end of 2020.