Aviation Maintenance student wins NTHS 2019 Scholarship

Aviation Maintenance student with certificate near airplaneSAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College Aviation Maintenance student Joshua Clifton has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society. Clifton is one of 250 outstanding NTHS members to receive the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship nationwide in 2019. 

This scholarship is named in honor and memory of the co-founder of the society, Jon H. Poteat. It is awarded annually to NTHS members who consistently exemplify the seven character attributes of the NTHS – Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Leadership.

Clifton is one of 50 STC students who were inducted into NTHS in 2019. He completed his GED with the College prior to enrolling in the Aviation Maintenance program. He is a second-generation STC student, whose dad studied HVAC and mom studied practical nursing.

To be eligible for NTHS membership at Savannah Technical College, students must a minimum grade point average of 3.4 and have been nominated by an instructor in their major. NTHS honors student achievement and leadership, promotes educational excellence, awards scholarships, and enhances career opportunities inductees. Also, NTHS is the international leader in providing recognition for excellence in career and technical education.

About National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society serves over 100,000 student members annually. Awarding more than $2 million in scholarships to date, NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For more information about the NTHS visit:

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Contact SACSCOC for questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College. All questions about admission, enrollment, job placement, and related matters should be directed to an appropriate office at Savannah Technical College. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4500.


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