Georgia Power Co., a long-time supporter of Clayton State University dating back to the last years of the 20th
Century, has once again recognized excellence at the University, joining the Clayton State Corporate Partners Program and donating $7500 to two of Clayton State’s Excellence Funds.
The Clayton State University Corporate Partners Program was created to develop, enhance and support partnerships between the business sector and the University. Internships, employee recruitment, networking opportunities, and a heightened corporate visibility are just a few of the ways to these partnerships have developed.
“Through this program, our corporate partners gain access to a talented, educated student body and access to dedicated senior administrators and award-winning, knowledgeable faculty,” notes Clayton State Vice President for External Relations Kate Troelstra. “Our students benefit through engaged learning and increased opportunities for success.”
Georgia Power’s recent donation is in two parts, $5000 from the Georgia Power Foundation to the President’s Excellence Fund and $2500 to College of Information and Mathematical Science’s (CIMS) Dean’s Excellence Fund.
The CIMS Dean's Excellence Fund supports Clayton State students in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Information Technology who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, providing scholarships for students who demonstrate need and funding for engaged learning experiences such as travel to professional conferences where students present their research results.
“Georgia Power has a strong history of supporting Clayton State University students, particularly underrepresented groups such as women and minorities, who are in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) fields,” says Dr. Lila Roberts, dean of the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences. “We are grateful for their continued support of our programs and students.”
The Clayton State President's Excellence Fund currently supports student scholarships, student success programming – notably in the Office of Career Services, faculty/staff support programs and other programming that adds to the richness of the educational experience at Clayton State University.
Clayton State currently has four types of scholarships; Academic Scholarships, Department Scholarships, Honors Scholarships, and Private Scholarships. For more information on Clayton State scholarships, plus information on free scholarship search sites, go to the Clayton State Office of Financial Aid web pages at http://www.clayton.edu/financial-aid/Scholarships