30Apr Marion Technical College Offers New Scholarship by Wendy Weichenthal (Marion) Marion Technical College is seeking applicants for a new Education Equity Scholarship. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded for students attending this fall. The scholarship was created in memory of George Floyd and others whose lives were cut short by racial and social injustice. Dr. Ryan McCall “This is one of a number of steps Marion Tech is taking to address the racism affecting people in our community,” said Dr. Ryan McCall, president of Marion Technical College. “It is up to each one of us to work to create a better future. This scholarship fund for underrepresented groups is one way to help live out our value of diversity and accessibility.”Marion Tech is accepting applications for the scholarship now to incoming students with a demonstrated financial need in good academic standing. This includes people of color and students with disabilities. Those who are also minorities in a field of study, such as women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are also eligible. This scholarship supports students who further the inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives of the college. To apply, go to mtc.edu. “Marion Tech strives to live our core values of integrity, diversity, and community, and as such, we must continue our efforts to ensure we truly become a place where all feel welcome,” McCall said. The Education Equity Fund is fully endowed with the Marion Community Foundation and will be awarded annually. Most Marion Tech scholarship applications are due May 1. As this is the first year for the new scholarship, that deadline is July 1. To see the full list of scholarships, go to mtc.edu. Marion Technical College is an open enrollment institution that serves students of all ages and backgrounds, from middle school students to grandparents. Many are the first in their families to attend college. The average age of a student is 27. Most of our students receive financial aid. At just $5500 a year, Marion Tech is a quality, affordable option to get ahead.