Six Chattahoochee Tech Students Receive Unique Scholarship Awards

(Marietta, Ga. – March 24, 2014) Their scholarships are not coming in the form of giant checks, but that doesn’t mean they won’t go to good use. Six Automotive Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology and Motorcycle Repair Technology students from Chattahoochee Technical College were awarded with the Peterson Scholarship – a complete tool kit for their new career path.

“This scholarship is very unique and really embodies the most important aspects of what we do at this college,” said Chattahoochee Technical College President Dr. Ron Newcomb. “The college’s mission is based in occupational outcomes for our students.  This scholarship literally provides the tools of the trade and offers the recipients a jump start on their careers.”

Alan and Claire Peterson established this scholarship in memory of their son, Michael. Family and friends keep his memory alive by awarding tool sets to students who are passionate about careers in the automotive industry. The Petersons hold an annual golf tournament each fall to raise funds for the scholarship awards. These scholarships are now entering their 11th year.

The winners of this year’s scholarship include six students from throughout the area:

  • Mark Kennedy of Atlanta  – Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Westleigh House of Kennesaw – Motorcycle Repair Technology
  • Rodaius German of Powder Springs Automotive Technology
  • Phillip Flynn of Smyrna – Automotive Technology
  • Aaron Bartlett of Acworth – Automotive Technology
  • Jeffrey Janes of Canton – Automotive Technology

The qualifications for the scholarships include completion of at least one year of study in a Chattahoochee Technical College program and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students applying for the scholarships are asked to complete an application, including a written essay, and provide a letter of recommendation from a current faculty member of Chattahoochee Technical College.

For more information on the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation, call 770-528-4522 or visit