Scholarship opportunities for students seeking an associate degree open this month through local Rotary clubs.

Four scholarships are distributed to the clubs in District 5870 and students can apply for them through any of the 64 clubs in the district.

Horace Grace, with the Harker Heights Rotary Club, said the scholarships promote technical skills.

“We’re promoting technical associate degrees and we are guiding kids toward technical skills like welding, computer science, nursing,” he said. “We want someone who appreciates that you can make a good living without going to a four-year university.

Each scholarship is $5,500. Applications will be taken through December, Grace said.To apply, applicants can contact any local Rotary Club.

“We are not flooded (with applicants),” he said.

“We should have 10 or 15 people. A lot of these kids still want to go to four-year universities. We’re trying to get these people to understand that money now is being based on technical knowledge. (Students) have to realize we’re having a major shift in where the jobs are.”

Contact Natalie Stewart at nstewart@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7555

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