Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) has been named a recipient of
the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Student Services Grant from the Kentucky
Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
The $50,000 grant will assist students whose parents and/or guardians have been displaced
by coal and supporting industries.
Dr. Devin Stephenson, president of BSCTC, said the funds will be used to implement
an intensive advising, navigation and coaching model that steers students to find
their passion, complete and move towards an undergraduate degree or credential.
It is important we provide students and their parents/guardians the necessary support
needed to transition from high school to college, said Dr. Stephenson. The task can
be daunting, especially if a student is the first in their family to pursue higher
Since 2008, BSCTC has served more than 25,000 first generation college students. During
that same time, the college has increased the number of degrees and credentials awarded
If we truly want to transform our region one student, one opportunity and one hope
at a time, we must begin at the home, added Dr. Stephenson. We as college leaders
must get off of our campuses and go to the students with a message of transformation.
This grant will build the foundation of an exemplary program that will impact lives
for generations to come.
For more information on attending BSCTC, contact Billie Jean Cole, director of enrollment
management at (606) 889-4808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.