Bosch Community Fund supports dual enrollment at Greenville Technical College.

A $25,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund is providing scholarship assistance for high school students enrolled in Greenville Technical College STEM courses. The students are taking the classes for both high school and college credit under a dual enrollment program.

More than 1,725 high school students took advantage of the dual enrollment option during the fall 2019 semester, according to a news release. Of those students, 520 are enrolled in math and science courses. They are earning high school and college credit for courses taken, gaining experience with collegiate level classes, saving time and money by getting a head start on their college classes, the news release said.

Studies show that dual-enrollment students immediately enroll in college after high school graduation at a rate that is 19 percentage points higher than the national average, according to the release. Among students from low-income families, those who attend an early college program are 8.5 times more likely to obtain a college degree than those who don't. Students from Title I schools receive priority for the Bosch Community Fund scholarships, the release said.

STEM courses taken by dual-enrollment students include biological science, anatomy and physiology, college chemistry, physics, microcomputer applications, internet programming, algebra...

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