WHITEVILLE, N.C. — Black's Tire Service (BTS) has donated money to support four $2,500 scholarships that will be given to high school students who will be studying auto tech at Southeastern Community College (SCC).
Rick Benton, BTS' vice president of sales and marketing, presented the check to the college on Jan. 30. The scholarships will be available for the 2023-24 school year, which begins in August.
"It means a lot to help support our communities," Benton said. "This is our future, and there is so much opportunity in the tire and automotive industry. We look forward to growing together with the leaders of tomorrow."
One student from North Carolina high schools in West Columbus, East Columbus, South Columbus and Whiteville will be awarded the scholarships to attend SCC and study automotive education.
SCC President Chris English said he appreciates "Black's Tire and the Benton family for establishing this scholarship. The support will assist students as they transition from their high school training to the SCC automotive program, which will help them with successful careers in the automotive industry."
Contributions to the SCC Foundation may be made at sccnc.edu/give/, by phone at 910-642-7141, ext. 320; by email to [email protected]; or by mail to SCC Foundation, P.O.Box 151, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.