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Bevill State Receives Grant Funds from Gene Haas Foundation

January 25, 2023

Bevill State Community College is excited to announce a contribution of $37,500 for scholarships and student competition from the Gene Haas Foundation. The Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to students interested in the Machine Tool Technology program on the Jasper and Hamilton campuses of Bevill State. A portion of the grant funds may be used towards sponsorship of a competition, such as SkillsUSA, highlighting the Machine Tool programs.

“Bevill State is appreciative to the Gene Haas Foundation for their continued support of our Machine Tool programs. This organization’s funding will serve to help meet the current manufacturing workforce demands in Alabama. The Gene Haas Foundation recognizes the value of recruiting more people to pursue manufacturing careers. They also understand that creating state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing training programs is needed to ensure that graduating students have the necessary skills when entering the workforce,” stated Dr. Joel Hagood, President of Bevill State Community College.

One of the primary goals of the Gene Haas Foundation is to provide financial assistance for students interested in manufacturing-based careers. Scholarship programs are available through career centers, technical schools, community colleges, and universities. Foundation funding goes directly to those training programs to attract prospective students. By providing scholarship grants, sponsoring individual and team CNC competitions, and partnering with the very best CNC training programs in the world, the Foundation helps expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training worldwide.

Haas Automation, Inc., founded by Gene Hass in 1983, is America’s largest CNC machine tool builder, and one of the world’s largest builders with over 170 Haas Factory Outlets in more than 60 countries. For more information about the Gene Haas Foundation visit ghaasfoundation.org.

About Bevill State Community College (BSCC):
Bevill State Community College is a public, two-year, "open door" institution, committed to providing comprehensive education and educational support services for people in West Central Alabama and beyond. Bevill State is a member of the Alabama Community College System. Bevill State's four main campuses, and one instructional site, offer university parallel and applied technology educational opportunities to over one-quarter million people in a seven-county area. This service area spans over 4,600 square miles, from the Birmingham city limits to the Mississippi state line.

For more information contact Tana Collins-Allred at 800.648.3271 ext. 5742 or by email at tana.collins@bscc.edu.  Please visit our website at www.bscc.edu.