Primerica establishes scholarship funds at Gwinnett Tech

By Keith Farner, November 14, 2014

More scholarship funding is coming to Gwinnett Technical College thanks to Primerica.

The Primerica Foundation, the charitable arm of the Duluth financial services company has given a total of $75,000 for three scholarships. Two scholarships will be established with $50,000 for assistance to 40 low-to-moderate income students for tuition, books and program supplies annually. They will be called the Primerica Foundation Scholarship and the Barbara T. King Scholarship for Women.

The gift brings the total funding from Primerica to Gwinnett Tech in the last 17 years to $260,000.

"Primerica and Gwinnett Tech have grown up together in the same community – we have a long history of supporting the college,” Karen Fine Saltiel, president and founding chairman of The Primerica Foundation, said in a press release. “We also have a vested interest in the success of Gwinnett Tech because the students of today are the workforce of tomorrow.”

Gwinnett Tech President D. Glen Cannon said Primerica leaders have been active at the school, and the college and community are enriched by the funding.

The Barbara T. King Scholarship for Women honors the late Primerica executive known for her community leadership. King served on the board for Gwinnett Tech from 1997-2003 and advocated for the organization at the local community and state levels.

The scholarship provides funding for female students enrolled in a Gwinnett Tech associate degree program within the Health Sciences division.

Scholarships will be awarded at $1,250 on an annual basis per student. Health Sciences programs include Bioscience, Cardiovascular Technology, Dental Assisting, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Assistant, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care and Surgical Technology.

The Primerica Foundation Scholarship funds general scholarships for students enrolled in a certificate, diploma or degree program at Gwinnett Tech.

Scholarships will be awarded at $1,250 on an annual basis per student. The scholarship funds will cover all program areas of the college.