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2017-03-30

TBF invest in technical school scholarships

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To ensure a bright future for its members in Bandera County and across the state Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) recently invested $35,000 in scholarship funds for students of Texas State Technical College (TSTC).
The initial investment is targeted to help Bandera County Farm Bureau (CFB) members follow their dreams while building a skilled workforce.
"TSTC offers many programs that give students a leg up in the workforce," Barbara Mazurek, Bandera CFB president, said. "This investment will help reach the members who would like to pursue accreditation in fields like diesel mechanics, biology or culinary arts."
The TSTC system has ten campuses across the state, offering degrees in a variety of fields including agriculture, dental hygiene, digital media design, engineering and more.
"Not every career requires a four-year degree," Barbara said. "We're pleased to support the careers that enrich our communities. We encourage any interested members to apply."
To help as many students as possible, TSTC is matching $25,000 of TFB's donations.
The funding will be used for both first-and second -year students. A percentage will also be used for a "helping hands" fund that helps students with unexpected costs not covered by traditional scholarships.
TFB members may apply for the scholarship through their TSTC campus.
TSTC campuses are located in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Fort Bend County, Harlingen, Marshall, North Texas, Sweetwater, Waco and Williamson County.