Piedmont Virginia Community College is offering a new program geared toward helping GED graduates continue their education.
The Emerging Scholars program will give 15 students a package of resources including a scholarship for two classes during the spring semester and one-on-one academic coaching. The school wants to support those students who may be intimidated by the idea of college.
"We know that if you drop out, the chances of coming back are diminished. So we want these students to come directly to us to continue their studies and ultimately get a certificate or degree which is going to position them better for high-paying jobs in the area," said John Donnelly, vice president for instruction and student services at PVCC.
Applications for the program are available online and three different locations in Charlottesville.
They will be considered until all scholarship funds have been awarded or until January 10.
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