In June, ChaTech, the Chattanooga Technology Council, awarded $12,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in Chattanooga area post-secondary schools, with CECS students receiving six of the twelve awards. Volkswagen of North America’s Conference Center hosted a luncheon event honoring the students which was attended by members of the business community, college officials, in addition to the scholarship recipients and their families.
The ChaTech Scholars Program was established in 2014, and is a key component in the Council’s mission to invest in the region’s technology workforce development initiatives. Student applicants must be pursuing an information technology major, and must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher. They are also evaluated on their essay submissions to ChaTech’s Scholarship Committee.
The UTC CECS ChaTech Scholars for the coming year are: Steven Hullander, Elyse Janes, Jose Stovall, Connor McPherson, Grace McPherson, and Daniel Velasquez. Congratulations to each of them!