Gwinnett Technical College Awards First Navigate Recovery Gwinnett Scholarship

Gwinnett – Gwinnett Technical College has awarded the first ever Navigate Recovery Gwinnett scholarship which was created to help those recovering from addiction in Gwinnett County earn a certificate, diploma or degree from Gwinnett Tech.

“By creating this scholarship, Gwinnett Tech continues to serve every member of our community and ensure our citizens have every opportunity to earn a quality education in a career field of their choosing,” stated Mary Beth Byerly, vice president, Institutional Advancement and Executive Director Gwinnett Tech Foundation.

For those who escape the grip of substance abuse, getting a fresh start on life can be difficult. For some, starting on a better path means going to college either for the first time or to continue their education. Yet, doing so can be difficult for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is financial.

“Navigate Recovery Gwinnett is so grateful for an educational partner like Gwinnett Tech, who is committed to removing the barriers many students face in their recovery from addiction. This scholarship serves as a beacon of hope, that life goals can again be pursued,” stated Susan Barge, founder of Navigate Recovery.

Navigate Recovery Gwinnett and Gwinnett Tech created this scholarship in 2017. Current funding for this scholarship is through the generosity of the Abraham family, who lost their son, Joseph to an opiate overdose in 2017. #honorjoe

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