Southwire SkillPointe Scholarship Awards $100,000 in 2024 Scholarships

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Jun 7, 2024

In its inaugural year, the Southwire Skillpointe Scholarship was awarded to 10 graduating seniors from the 12 for Life program in Carrollton, Ga., and Florence, Ala. Each scholarship awardee received $10,000 to further their education.

Introduced this year, The Southwire SkillPointe scholarship is designed to propel motivated students toward the next step in their education or career. The SkillPointe Foundation, a national non-profit, creates innovative, scholarship driven solutions with a focus on skilled trades and workforce development.

"While SkillPointe Foundation awards scholarships nationwide, it's particularly special to partner with Southwire to help aspiring workers in our mutual home state of Georgia," said Alvin Townley, founding executive director. "Meeting these hard working 12 for Life students at the graduation ceremonies reminded me how Southwire's investment in skills-based education will brighten futures and ultimately lift up the entire community. We are honored to partner with Southwire and create opportunity for the rising generation."

Southwire’s partnership with SkillPointe exemplifies the company’s commitment to Giving Back to its communities while furthering the development of a well-equipped workforce. By investing in these students, their education and their training, the Southwire SkillPointe Scholarship empowers professional growth for each recipient while continuing to advance generational sustainability in the electrical industry.

Six students from Carrollton and four students from Florence were selected from the 12 for Life graduating class of 2024 to receive scholarships. All of these students have demonstrated their plans to continue their education by enrolling in a higher (secondary) education program, community college, technical school or vocational program within one year of graduating from high school.

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