(Northwest Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students Austin Hill and Stephanie Morris were both selected to receive a one-time $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship to be used for tuition, required fees, books, and course-specific supplies.

Through this scholarship program, Grainger offers qualified community college and technical college students financial scholarships in industrial and public safety programs. Nearly 800 students have earned scholarships since the program’s inception in 2006. In addition to financial support, Grainger provides each graduating scholarship recipient with a Westward® toolkit to help launch the student’s professional career.

Jay Still (right), market manager for Grainger, Inc., presents Austin Hill (left), a student in GNTC’s Automotive Technology program, with a certificate in recognition of being chosen to receive a one-time $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship.
Jay Still (right), market manager for Grainger, Inc., presents Austin Hill (left), a student in GNTC’s Automotive Technology program, with a certificate in recognition of being chosen to receive a one-time $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship.

Hill is a student in the Automotive Technology program on GNTC’s Walker County Campus and Morris is a student in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at the Aviation Training Center near the Floyd County Campus.

Earlier this year, Morris received the “Pratt & Whitney Training Scholarship” and the “Taking it to the Sky with WAI” scholarship through the Association of Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM). She also received a scholarship from the Georgia Business Aviation Association.

Stephanie Morris, a student in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at GNTC, was selected to receive a one-time $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship.
Stephanie Morris, a student in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at GNTC, was selected to receive a one-time $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship.

The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program has helped technical education students across the country realize their educational goals. The scholarship was created to address the national shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing, welding, and other industrial occupations.

“Grainger is investing in the future of customers, the industrial skilled trades, and public safety through the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship Program,” said Jay Still, market manager for Grainger. “We are proud to partner with Georgia Northwestern Technical College and believe business and community college partnerships are one solution to building a strong workforce.”

For more information, please visit the web site www.graingercsr.com/serving-our-communities/skilledtrades/.

Since 1962, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has been instrumental in providing quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. The mission of Georgia Northwestern Technical College is to provide accessible, high quality technical education and workforce development opportunities. Serving the nine counties of Catoosa; Chattooga; Dade; Floyd; Gordon; Murray; Polk; Walker; and Whitfield, GNTC has five convenient campus locations in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. With programs of study in business, health, industrial, and public service available, students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree, diploma, or a certificate from GNTC. This past year, 14,562 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 8,249 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in the state of Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,313 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.