— AUBURNDALE, Ala., June 23 (UPI) — A student at Auburn University is using his $100,000 scholarship to help him get into Auburn.
The scholarship was donated by a local business to pay for his college education.
It has been a dream of mine for quite some time, but I am finally able to do it.
“My mom, sister, and I are so thankful for the money that you have donated to help me to finish my education,” he said.
The award came from the Auburn Economic Development Corporation.
AUBUSTINE ISLAND ISLAND, Ala.– The AEC created the Auburn Entrepreneur Scholarship in 2016 to help young entrepreneurs.
The program was initially awarded to students graduating from high school, but later expanded to all students in high school and undergraduate college.
This year, the Auburn Scholarship has been awarded to 15 students.
“I’m so proud to be able to use the money from the scholarship to get my degree,” he told ABC News.
The student said the scholarship allows him to finish his degree and get a full-time job.
“It’s an amazing way to support your family and your future.”
AUBRUIT, Ala.- AUBREY, Ala./ Auburn University’s entrepreneurial program created the “Auburn Entrepreneur Scholarship” to give high school students a chance to get a college education, with the goal of helping them build businesses and start their careers.
The students who participated in the program got $100 per hour to work on projects related to their academic and technical needs.
“A lot of our students are young, ambitious people, but they don’t have the experience and knowledge they need to do the things that they want to do in their career,” said Nick Foy, the program’s executive director.
“The opportunity for this scholarship was something that was very much on the minds of our student leaders as well as the students themselves.
I’m so thankful that they chose to participate in the entrepreneurial program and to help us continue to support their careers.”
The scholarship also helps to pay off debt, which students can use to finance a business plan, or start a business if they choose.
“They have a lot of financial challenges right now and the opportunity to have a degree gives them the opportunity for those challenges to be mitigated,” Foy said.
“These students are very hardworking, they are very focused and they have a very good sense of direction.
They have an incredible future ahead of them.”
Students who participate in this year’s program will receive a $100 check on graduation.