Opportunity Award Scholarship
Students from any program with financial need and a 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply for the Opportunity Award Scholarship. Funds from the Savannah Technical College Foundation annual gala sponsor this fund. Students receive up to $800 annually with this scholarship.
Founded in 1929 as The Opportunity School, the Opportunity Gala is an annual signature event began with our 75th anniversary year in 2004. From the very beginning, this institution has been creating opportunities through technical education. The Foundation felt it was only fitting to honor those who have devoted their lives to the same undertaking. The Opportunity Gala honors deserving civic leaders for a lifetime of service in creating and enhancing opportunities for others to succeed. They have demonstrated a commitment to creating opportunities for Georgians both locally and at the state level.
Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and pre-approved academic-related supplies purchased at the Savannah Technical College Campus Shop only. Scholarship funds will not be distributed directly to the student. This means students receiving refunds from the College will not be eligible for scholarships. Transient students are not eligible to receive STC Foundation scholarships.
Privately-funded scholarships are awarded based on criteria established by each of the donors. Any restrictions (age, race, gender, program of study, required hours, GPA, etc.) are included by specific request of the donor and are explicitly tied to the funds received for awards.
Savannah Technical College Foundation
Founded in 1984, the STC Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that exists to raise and disburse funds to support the College’s efforts to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.
STC scholarship funds are managed by the STC Foundation, a 501 (c)3 organization whose sole purpose is to raise private funds to support the mission of the College. Gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.