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East Texas Manufacturers Scholarship

Recognizing the need for skilled technicians to meet the demands of today’s manufacturing industries, the Longview Economic Development Corporation and its CEO and HR groups have created the East Texas Manufacturers Scholarship Program. Today's manufacturing jobs require college education and training. Scholarships are available to students pursuing Associate of Applied Science degrees in manufacturing technologies that lead to high paying careers in a labor market where the demand for highly skilled technicians is growing. Scholarship is valued at $6,000 ($1,000 per semester for 6 semesters). The Scholarship is only available for students attending Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas or Texas State Technical College Marshall, Texas. Application for scholarship is below. 

Award Recipients Must:

  1. be high school graduates with a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale;
  2. have attended and graduated from a high school within a 50 mile radius of Longview, Texas;
  3. must enroll in and maintain enrollment in a program of study leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree that is approved by the East Texas Manufacturers Scholarship Consortium;
  4. maintain a full-time academic load of at least 12 credit hours per semester and attend college continuously until graduation, with the possible exception of the summer semester;
  5. maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the institution of higher education (e.g. complete at least 75 percent of courses taken), including maintaining a 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) in college studies to continue to receive the East Texas Manufacturers Scholarship;
  6. agree to share academic progress information with members of the East Texas Manufacturers (ETM) Consortium

Other Information:

  • Application

  • Special consideration will be given to children of employees of Consortium members through a weighted scale selection process;
  • students must agree to participate in mentoring activities;
  • scholarship amounts may be reduced to account for federal financial aid received by the student;
  • scholarships are awarded based on a merit-based selection process;
  • scholarships are awarded to students for the following instructional programs:
  • Computer Aided Drafting AAS
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing AAS
  • Diesel Technology AAS
  • Industrial Electrical Technician AAS
  • Industrial Maintenance AAS o Instrumentation AAS
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technology AAS
  • Welding Technology AAS

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