“Lockhart Power is an important community partner to Spartanburg Community College for the many things they do each year for the residents of Union County and surrounding areas,” G. Michael Mikota, SCC president, said in a news release. “COVID-19 has certainly had a significant effect on our students, impacting the way they live, learn and interact with others, so anything that can be done to help them is tremendous. We are so appreciative of this donation because it will directly impact our students and could be the financial boost they need to continue their education.”
Lockhart Power Co. is based in Union County’s town of Lockhart.
“Lockhart Power has made a historic commitment this year to help offset some of the devastating effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our communities,” Lockhard Power Co. President Bryan Stone said in the news release. “It has disrupted everyone’s lives, including a number of local college students who have been especially impacted. The goal of this particular donation is to minimize the risk of COVID derailing those students’ lives and allow them the opportunity to advance their education and pursue their dreams and ambitions.”
Students can apply for SCC emergency funds via an online form on the college’s website. If approved, they can be awarded up to $500 once in a calendar year. Since March, the SCC Foundation has awarded $17,000 of emergency funds to students, the release said.
“During this time of crisis many students can become overwhelmed by academic and economic pressures,” Ron Jackson, the college’s vice president of student affairs, said in the release. “This assistance will go a long way in relieving some of the hardships, so students have a better opportunity for success.”p