Fraternity Foots the Bill for Some Who Get Good Grades

Good grades pay off

The local Columbus, Georgia chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has stepped up in a big way to offer financial assistance to several Columbus Technical College students.

At a special presentation the Alphas handed over a check for $3,000 to help seven students pay their spring semester tuition.

The fraternity established a criteria and that included students who are maintaining a solid GPA but are facing financial challenges.

The chair of the fraternity’s education foundation, Sir Michael Jones, reached out to Columbus Technical College’s Vice President of Enrollment Services Kermelle Hensley who quickly identified seven students that fit the criterion.

Soon the students were notified that their tuition and fee balances were paid by Alpha Phi Alpha. The balances ranged from $284 to $482.

The donation funds were managed and dispersed by the Columbus Technical College Foundation, Inc.

All seven students will also receive a check of $48, which will use up the balance of the donation.

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