EATONTON, Ga. – Interest in creating a scholarship to assist adult education students at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) has increased in recent months for the Greene and Putnam Counties Rotary Club and became official on Friday.

Lu Byrd, president of the Rotary club, and Donna O’neal, past president, introduced CGTCs Carmen Davis, Promotion Specialist, Carrie Dietrich, director of the Putnam County Center, and Kimberly Hicks-Grable, director of adult education and regional leadership for Baldwin and Putnam, in front of the county from CGTC a check for $ 320 to the CGTC Foundation to begin funding literacy initiatives.

The Rotary Club created the scholarship to assist those looking for evidence of equivalency for high school and beyond. In honor of National Literacy Week in January, they presented the check.

“We are very excited that our club is making this scholarship available to meet the needs of adult education students in Putnam County,” said Byrd. “Student support and literacy is an initiative our club has been looking forward to in the New Year.”

The Rotary club is deeply rooted in the community and is dedicated to promoting high ethical standards in all professions and helping community members achieve their goals and become productive citizens.

The scholarship is awarded to eligible Putnam County students with other requirements set by the CGTC Foundation for the purchase of a GED test.