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Calhoun, Drake State to Hold Joint Press Conference Announcing New Scholarship Opportunities for Dual Enrollment Students

5/15/2014

Calhoun Community College and Drake State Community and Technical College, in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, will conduct a joint press conference on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 2:00pm to announce the specifics of new dual enrollment scholarships for area high school students and a new career technical dual enrollment tax credit which will allow more students to enroll in programs preparing them for high-demand, high-wage jobs. 

The press conference will be held at the SES Dunlop Facility, 248 Dunlop Boulevard, Huntsville.  Representatives from the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, Drake State, Calhoun, the local Legislative Delegation, business and industry representatives, along with other elected officials and local school leaders are expected to be in attendance.

New legislation passed this year will allow businesses and individuals to donate funds for career technical dual enrollment scholarships and to receive tax credits for up to 50 percent of the donation not to exceed $500,000, or an amount up to 50 percent of the taxpayer’s Alabama income tax liability. Donors can direct up to 80 percent of contributions for specific career technical programs at a particular institution. 

For more information contact Yibeli Galindo-Baird, Public Relations, J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College, 256-551-3136 or Janet Kincherlow-Martin, Calhoun Community College Public Affairs, Community Relations and Special Events, 256-306-2561.

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