ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. – Additional funding appropriated by the state to fund dual enrollment scholarships for the 2021-2022 fiscal year is now available to qualifying students, according to Central Alabama Community College, as part of encouraging more students to enroll in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related fields.
Dual-enrollment scholarships will be available for courses such as Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Math, Physical Science, and Physics. Concurrent enrollment in an approved career technical course is not required, although students wishing to add a non-STEM academic class may still do so free with concurrent enrollment in a CTE course. Enrollment in a career and technical pathway or associate degree program is not required.
“While all students are important to CACC, we are reaching out to our high school students to grow our Dual Enrollment programs in both Career Tech and Academic programs,” said Jeff Lynn, president of CACC. “The STEM Dual Enrollment programs will help benefit our students that plan to transfer to our 4-year colleges and universities.”
Students may be required to take a placement test before enrolling, and the college must have a waiver on file for students wishing to take three or more courses per semester. STEM Dual Enrollment Funds will also cover books. Participating students will need a 2.5 GPA.
Students or school staff interested in STEM Dual Enrollment Scholarship funds may contact Keslie Garrett, Dual Enrollment Specialist ([email protected], 256-378-2002; Dr. Bryan Johnson, Dean of Academics ([email protected], 256-215-4311); or Michael Barnette, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development ([email protected], 256-215-4276).
Central Alabama Community College has campuses in Alexander City, Childersburg, Talladega, and Prattville.