(HUTTO, Texas) – Members of Hutto High School’s Class of 2019 will be the first to benefit from a new scholarship to attend Texas State Technical College that was created by the city of Hutto, the Hutto Education Foundation and The TSTC Foundation.
The three entities are contributing money to help Hutto graduates pay for pursuing certificates or associate degrees at TSTC.
The city is contributing $25,000, while the Hutto Education Foundation is still determining what it will provide financially. The TSTC Foundation will match both contributions.
“The ultimate goal is to keep building this,” said Michael Smith, associate field development officer for The TSTC Foundation. “We are trying to get a consortium of industry here that will theoretically fund any Hutto student that wants to go to TSTC.”
Hutto Mayor Doug Gaul said the idea of Hutto students graduating from high school, pursuing a technical degree and staying in the city is appealing.
“We are doing the first two semesters, and the Hutto Education Foundation is doing the other two semesters,” Gaul said.
Lizzy Samples, director of the Hutto Education Foundation, said their scholarship contribution will be for Hutto graduates who take at least 24 semester credit hours at TSTC.
“It is our mission that the students receiving this funding also have the drive to want to complete their education,” Samples said.
The three entities are expected to consider in upcoming years how much to contribute for future Hutto graduates to use.
“We feel like this is a really interesting and neat initiative that we hope the high school students get on board with,” Samples said.
Hutto High School students planning to attend TSTC this fall can talk to a TSTC recruitment representative for more information. Current TSTC students who graduated from Hutto High School can contact a TSTC admissions representative for more information.
For more information on Texas State Technical College, go to tstc.edu.