LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Beginning in 2019, graduates of the Academy of Information Technology at Bryan Station High School will be eligible to receive a minimum $18,000 scholarship to attend Transylvania University, according to the school.
They say the partnership not only recognizes the achievements of academy graduates, but also provides them with a path to further their education at one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.
“The work Bryan Station and its academies are doing to empower individuals to become globally-minded citizens goes hand-in-hand with our mission at Transylvania,” said President Seamus Carey. “We want students from throughout our community to know they can afford a top-level liberal arts education right here in Lexington, and we’re taking the steps to help make that happen for them.”
“With this commitment, Transylvania University is taking community partnership to the next level,” said Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk. “The Fayette County Public Schools Portrait of a Graduate is our promise to families that when you choose our schools, you are choosing an experience for your child designed to equip them to excel in whatever future they can imagine for themselves. This significant scholarship opportunity expands the world of possibilities for the graduates of Bryan Station High School.”
Beginning this year, students who graduate from Bryan Station’s Academy of Information Technology, apply to Transylvania by Feb. 1 of their senior year, and are admitted will receive a minimum renewable scholarship of $18,000 per year, according to officials.
They say eligible high school students will be academically and career ready by having passed specific IT Academy classes, met industry certification or taken dual-credit classes to meet academy standards.
“This opportunity is about removing barriers for our students and allowing them to gain access to a top notch liberal arts post-secondary education,” said former IT Academy Principal Carl Hayden. “We appreciate that through our long standing partnership with Transylvania University, they recognize that the IT Academy is preparing graduates that are talented, engaged, and prepared to meet the needs of the 21st century global society.”