New VSF Fund Established at Technical College of the Lowcountry

Last spring, the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) began considering a partnership with us. Thankfully, President Richard J. Gough of TCL, located in Beaufort, SC, had already been looking for ways to connect with the active duty military and veterans just minutes from his doors.

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In an official announcement about the partnership, President Gough explains, “

[Our] workforce development programs provide vocational and trade training and propel graduates into jobs, sometimes in as little as five weeks. Unfortunately, South Carolina and federal educational aid programs do not cover the cost of these programs, nor does the GI Bill.”

The decision to create a fund for veterans and veteran spouses in need met TCL Leadership’s desire to do more faster for veterans during their time-sensitive transitions into civilian living.

“At TCL, we estimate that up to 5 veterans a month are unable to enter their program of choice due to financial barriers,” says President Gough, “With your help, the Veterans Scholarship Forever Fund aims to help our service men and women who have volunteered themselves and their families in service to our country.”

Now, because of your donations, veterans in the Lowcountry won’t have to knock on closed doors.

The fund at TCL will provide financial assistance toward vocational training and certifications in the technology, health science, and industrial science industries. In addition, Beaufort is located only minutes from Charleston, SC, home of many of growing companies in these industries.

Upstate Hospitality, Reaching Farther

Want to help supply a veteran in the Lowcountry with a TCL education? Give a gift of any size (we suggest $50) any time before September 20, and your gift will go directly to our new fund. Gifts of any size, at any time, all go toward lowering a vet’s chances of experiencing joblessness, homelessness, and depression.