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Technical Scholars: Real World Experience


The Technical Scholars program offers students the unique opportunity to learn beyond the classroom and develop skills for a real-world experience. Technical Scholars attend classes full-time at SCC, in an eligible degree program, while working part-time with a sponsor company that may also provide tuition assistance for the student. Eligible programs of study and application periods vary depending on the company sponsor.


BMW Scholars Program

For more information, visit the BMW Scholars page or email Andi Moose at 

Download Technical Scholars application (PDF)


Established Program Partners:

  • Advance America
  • AFL
  • Auriga Polymers
  • AWL
  • BASF
  • Bausch + Lomb
  • BMW Manufacturing
  • Erhardt + Leimer
  • Michelin US
  • Milliken
  • Sealed Air

Benefits for Students

  • Apply real-world skills and experiences to classroom instruction
  • Work part-time and earn wages at one of the area s leading companies
  • Receive a scholarship/sponsorship to support educational expenses
  • Be considered for full-time employment

Benefits for Employers

  • Access to motivated students who possess a wide range of skills and potential to complete a rigorous academic and experiential curriculum
  • Opportunity to observe students skills and work habits
  • On-site evaluation of candidates for permanent employment
  • Increased employee retention

Eligibility Requirements

  • To be eligible to apply for the Technical Scholars program, a student must:
  • Be a high school graduate or GED recipient
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Meet specific program eligibility requirements as defined by the company
  • Be enrolled in an appropriate associate degree program at SCC

*Programs of study may include, automated manufacturing technology, industrial electronics technology, electronics engineering technology, mechatronics, machine tool technology, automotive technology, and welding.


How to Get Started

Prospective students must first apply to the college for enrollment/acceptance in one of the approved programs of study. 
When an employer has an open Technical Scholar position, students will be notified through their SCC email and may then apply. Most applications are open until filled, so once the announcement is sent, students should apply as soon as possible.


  • Complete the Technical Scholars application, (available in the Career Services Office) including
  • Include your resume
  • Include your unofficial transcript
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA or higher if designated by the company required
  • Meet the minimum qualifications for participation in the program


Contact Information

For the Technical Scholars program, contact Violet Floyd
Career Services Office, PD Hull Building, Room E-1
Phone: (864)592-4953; Email:


For information on applying to the college, contact
SCC Admissions Office
Room 184 Student Services Building
Phone: (864) 592-4600; Toll Free (866) 591-3700
Email:; website: