HGTC Announces Additional Programs for SCWINS Scholarships

Staff Report

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce additional eligible programs for the South Carolina Workforce Industry Needs Scholarship (SCWINS).   The State Board recently approved three new areas for eligibility including criminal justice, early care and education, and human services.  These programs are effective for the fall 2020 semester. 

 SCWINS is a statewide technical college scholarship program designed to address workforce shortages in South Carolina. The scholarship supplements Lottery Tuition Assistance to help cover any tuition and mandatory fees left after applying all other scholarships or grants. 

 Raven Bunton, a criminal justice major at HGTC, was one of the recipients of SCWINS   and expressed the importance of receiving the scholarship this year. 

 “Without this scholarship, I would be limited on the number of classes I could take each semester.  Being awarded this scholarship is a huge benefit especially for the fall semester.  It’s helping me take an extra step and an extra class to get closer to my career goal. The scholarship is also helping me purchase books and supplies,” Bunton explained.

 Recipients will receive $100 per credit hour after applying all other scholarships or grants. The scholarship may cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees. Additionally, an up to $300 book allowance is applied to a SCWINS recipient’s account who is majoring in one of the critical workforce area. The maximum award amount per academic year is $2,500 which includes a $300 book allowance.  Also, SCWINS is available to high school students who are taking classes as part of the Dual Enrollment/PACE program and meet one of the above criteria.

 “My advice to others would be to apply for as many scholarships as you can to achieve a goal,” Bunton continued.  “When I started researching colleges, Horry-Georgetown Technical College was my choice and the best option for me.  If you need help, they are there for you online and in-person.  The professors make sure you understand each assignment and assist you when needed.”