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Northside Hospital Community Relations Specialist Emily Mack with Northside Hospital Cherokee Scholarship recipient Laura Diaz.

The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation honored student scholarship recipients with an awards presentation Friday at the North Metro Campus in Acworth.

Of 95 students who received scholarships, 18 are from Cherokee County. In all the scholarships totaled $110,300, with each scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,500, according to Chattahoochee Tech Advancement Coordinator Amanda Henderson.

Socially distanced award presentations were staggered throughout the morning out of an abundance of caution because of the pandemic.

“We are very grateful for the generosity of our scholarship donors,” Chattahoochee Technical College President Ron Newcomb said in a statement. “Through their support, they are helping to make a college education an affordable reality for students at Chattahoochee Tech."

Scholarship winners competed against hundreds of student applicants through the college. The college’s board of trustees scored the recipients, and then the top applicants were matched with the appropriate scholarship. In addition to meeting the special criteria for certain scholarships, applicants must meet specific GPA requirements, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled for a certain number of credit hours.

For a complete list of the 2020-2021 scholarships and award recipients, go to: bit.ly/3xtTsyu.

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