The Smyrna Business Association (SBA) has awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Chattahoochee Tech student and recent Osborne High School graduate Jose Sontay, according to SBA Education Committee Chair Jim Duelmer.
Building on the 41 college credits he has already earned at Chattahoochee Tech as a high school student through Georgia’s Dual Enrollment Program, Sontay said that he plans to major in Accounting at the college. “I’m going to take three classes this fall at Chattahoochee Tech, and I will be working somewhere too,” said Sontay, who noted that he is working in a construction job this summer. His coursework during the fall semester will include Managerial Accounting, Computerized Accounting and Personal Finance.
Sontay was one of three recent high school graduates receiving an SBA scholarship to help pay for college tuition. SBA announced that their 2019 scholarship recipients also included Zachary Schamis, a Campbell High School graduate who will be attending the University of Georgia to major in Economics, and Geovanny Castillo, a Campbell High School graduate who will be attending Georgia State to major in Business.
The SBA scholarship is awarded annually to graduates of Osborne or Campbell High School, or Whitfield Academy, who plan to pursue a college degree in a business-related career in the year immediately following high school graduation, according to SBA. Scholarship applicants are required to provide an essay, a high school transcript, and letters of recommendation.