$1,000 per semester
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 29, 2017) — WellCare Health Plans’ Community Foundation is working with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) to provide up to 50 scholarships for students seeking employment-oriented certificate programs or two-year degrees.
The scholarships, valued at $50,000, will help 25 to 50 students complete programs in fields such as medical technology, certified coding, nursing, manufacturing, skilled labor and information technology. The scholarship program will particularly focus on non-degree certifications and paraprofessional jobs, which can sometimes be completed in as little as six weeks. These types of paraprofessional jobs are in high demand.
KCTCS has 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses, offering more than 700 fields of study and flexible schedules that work well for traditional and returning students.
“We appreciate WellCare’s generosity and interest in KCTCS students,” said KCTCS President Jay K. Box. “This scholarship covers many of the fields that are in demand all across the state. Employers are having difficulty filling these jobs mainly because they can’t find enough highly skilled applicants. This new scholarship will help us work toward meeting employers’ needs and helping move more Kentuckians into a good jobs.”
Through KCTCS’ Commonwealth Scholarship program, WellCare will award a minimum of 25 and maximum of 50 scholarships of $1,000 each semester of study, for a maximum annual total of $2,000 per KCTCS student.
Last month, WellCare in conjunction with the University of Kentucky Medical School and College of Nursing announced it is funding up to 30 scholarships valued at $180,000 for medical and nursing students to address the need for quality primary care in rural areas of the state.