Twelve Roane County students participating in Roane State Community College’s Middle College have received $34,000 in annual scholarships thanks to UT-Battelle, a press release said. The scholarships were made possible through a gift to the Roane State Foundation.
Roane State’s Middle College program allows high school students to take college classes in their junior and senior years and then graduate with their associate degrees and their diplomas. Middle College graduates are then able to complete their bachelor’s degrees just two years after finishing high school.
Middle College students pay for tuition through a combination of out-of-pocket funds, use of state grants, and other private scholarships, the press release said. The UT-Battelle Scholarship was established in fall 2015, and it is awarded to Middle College students from Roane County. The scholarship is administered by the Roane State Foundation.
The students are Anthony Ciccarelli of Kingston, home school; Ethan Dill, Rockwood High School; Shabre Eskridge, Harriman High School; Seth Gunter, Roane County High School; Savannah Hall, Oliver Springs High School; Jenna Hudgins, Rockwood High School; Emily Khan, Roane County High School; Layla Malenovsky, Roane County High School; Kaitlyn Rascoe, Rockwood High School; Ashton Stephens, Roane County High School; Savannah Walker, Roane County High School; and Chyanne Weston, Harriman High School.
UT-Battelle manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and has donated more than $14 million to regional outreach initiatives—including $4.5 million for science education—since becoming the managing contractor of ORNL in April 2000, the press release said.
The Roane State Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) corporation governed by an independent board of directors and established to provide financial support for Roane State students and programs, the press release said. The Foundation seeks to enhance community awareness of the college, to secure private contributions and bequests, and to manage money or properties given to the Foundation. Contributions to Roane State Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information or to make a gift to support Roane State students, visit roanestate.edu/foundation, email [email protected], or call (865) 882-4507.
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