Gwinnett Technical College Receives $10,000 Grant from Sawnee EMC for Childcare Tuition Assistance

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation has awarded the Gwinnett Tech Foundation a $10,000 grant to create scholarships to assist single parent students with childcare tuition. The grant provides tuition scholarships for children to attend the D. Scott Hudgens Jr. Early Education Center while their parents seek higher education and the opportunities it provides for their families.

"We are thrilled to be the recipient of the Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation grant. Their generosity makes it possible for children in our community to receive a world-class education at the D. Scott Hudgens Jr. Early Education Center while their parents are enrolled at Gwinnett Tech," stated Becky Olson, director of the Center.  

"We value our partnership with Gwinnett Tech and appreciate how we can, together, support those students in need in our communities. Helping students continue their education is a key part of our Foundation’s mission," stated Blake House, vice president of member services, Sawnee EMC.

The D. Scott Hudgens Jr. Early Education Center provides a literacy-rich environment, which supports children from six weeks to eight years old. The Hudgens Center is a Georgia Quality Rated Program and was the first center in Georgia to earn the Quality Rated Inclusion endorsement. The Center has been recognized by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education as one of the top early education programs in the state.

About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The College offers more than 140 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and also serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

About Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation
The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization and exists to assist charitable organizations in the communities served by Sawnee EMC. Through the Foundation, participating members voluntarily donate one cent at a time by ‘rounding’ up their Sawnee EMC energy bill to the next highest dollar. Since its inception in April 2003, the Sawnee Foundation has donated over $2,206.964.09 to local charitable organizations, to local schools through its “Bright Ideas” educational projects as well as through its youth scholarship program.