Aug. 18, 2016 — The College of Central Florida Foundation has received $25,000 from AT&T to establish a scholarship fund for CF students pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management, Management Information Systems specialization.
“As Marion County and the region continue to expand their high-tech interest, so grows the need for an educated workforce with specialized degrees,” said Dr. Jim Henningsen, president of the College of Central Florida. “We applaud AT&T’s commitment to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives through scholarship opportunities.”
The $25,000 contribution will provide 20 CF students with $1,250 scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year. Since 2011, CF’s B.A.S. program has had an annual growth of 25 percent. Currently, more than 750 students are enrolled.
“Many students do not graduate because of financial reasons so scholarships are critical in helping our students to complete their degrees,” says Matt Mucci, AT&T Florida Regional Director. “The College of Central Florida Foundation can provide life changing scholarships as a result of this investment by AT&T.”
To be considered for a scholarship, students must be entering their final year of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management, and complete the CF scholarship application.
The CF Foundation, founded in 1959, is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that enhances the college’s programs and services through the development and management of private contributions and community partnerships. Learn more at CF.edu/Foundation.
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AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. In 2013, more than $130 million was contributed or directed through corporate-, employee-, social investment- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T Aspire is AT&T’s signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring.