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Limestone County scholarships to promote education, workforce

ATHENS — Scholarships are available for Limestone County residents pursuing degrees in advanced manufacturing, construction, health care, or information technology.

Funded by the Limestone County Economic Development Association and Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, applications are being accepted through April 14.

Last year, the organizations awarded $15,000 to qualified applicants.

Funds for these scholarships are raised through LCEDA’s annual golf tournament at Canebrake Club and a Night Out at Toyota Field hosted by the chamber and LCEDA.

“These funds allow companies to give back into their future workforce by providing scholarships to local high school seniors as well as those who are going back for additional education,” LCEDA President and CEO Bethany Shockney said. “It is so rewarding to see people achieve their goals and receive good paying jobs right here in Limestone County.”

Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce President Pammie Jimmar said the awards fit into the chamber’s missions of workforce and education.

“Along with our job shadowing and partners in education programs, being able to help students financially receive their degree is so important to help retain employees here in Athens and Limestone County,” Jimmar said.

Click here to apply. The deadline is April 14.

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