PHENIX CITY, Ala. — A joint venture constructing an interstate natural gas pipeline will now donate $50,000 to fund 100 student scholarships at Chattahoochee Valley Community College.
News 3’s media partner The Ledger-Enquirer reports the college announces Sabal Trail Transmission’s grant to the CVCC Foundation will generate 20 $500 scholarships per year for the next five years.
Students in the adult education, applied technology and public safety programs will be eligible to apply for the scholarships, starting in the spring 2017 semester.
The $3 billion Sabal Trail pipeline will run from Alabama, across Georgia, and into Florida. It’s expected to be completed by June.
CVCC is among 17 community or technical colleges near the pipeline’s route that Sabal Trail selected to benefit from its $850,000 total donation.
“Sabal Trail Transmission believes in supporting institutes, colleges and universities in the local communities along the pipeline route which provide educational programs that can lead to energy infrastructure careers or aid in bolstering community vitality in the area,” says Andrea Grover for the company in a news release.