Scholarships, food pantries, emergency aid among top priorities for BSCTC Giving Day set April 25

Prestonsburg, Ky.  – Big Sandy Community and Technical College is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural BSCTC Giving Day on April 25 during Community College Month.

“We are excited to join with our community, alumni and advocates to lend financial support to students facing financial hardships,” said BSCTC President Scott Rule. Funds will be used for need-based scholarships, re-stocking the food pantry, emergency aid and other needs of students to help them stay in school and complete their education.”

With many families facing economic challenges and a state workforce shortage in targeted industries, Rule said the need for student support has never been greater.

According to a recent KCTCS survey, food insecurity is a significant issue facing Kentucky’s community college students, with 25% reporting low food security. By providing access to nutritious food, planners hope to provide a supportive environment where students can thrive both academically and personally.

Be sure to follow KCTCS Giving Day on social media by searching #KCTCSGivingDay.