THE AIKEN – AUGUSTA WOUNDED WARRIOR GOLF CLASSIC
BRIDGE THE GAP
Overview: Each year Aiken Technical College in partnership with the Aiken-Augusta Wounded
Warrior Charity Golf Classic Committee awards several scholarships to Military Veteran/Active
Duty students. These scholarships are merit based and documented financial need based. Awards
shall be given to students based on merit, a documented financial need, or both factors. However,
all these scholarships take in to account the student’s honorable military record of service and
potential capacity to continue his or her success as a civilian. Students may receive this
scholarship more than once.
The efforts of dedicated men and women, mostly veterans themselves, raise scholarship dollars
through the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic and donate these funds to the
Aiken Technical College for the benefit of the Aiken Technical College military or veteran
Purpose: The Bridge the Gap Scholarship provides military veteran students with funds to
support their education goals while attending the Aiken Technical College. It is the desire of the
Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warriors Charity Golf Classic Board that these funds reward veteran
students for their previous military service (merit), or support the same students who might have
financial difficulty. Overall, the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warriors Charity Golf Classic Board
desires to increase the retention and graduation success of the scholarship recipients.
The Post 9/11 VA Education and Training GI Bill is an excellent benefit earned by military
service members. However, this benefit is not all encompassing and the Bridge the Gap
Scholarship hopes to fill critical financial gaps allowing the recipient to stay in and complete
their degree. Thus, these funds can be used for any purpose supporting degree completion as
determined by the scholarship recipient.
Application Dates: November 1 – March 1 each year
(Awards will be given out in April of each year)
1. Enrolled at Aiken Technical College as a Full-Time Student with a GPA of at least 2.5.
2. Military Veteran and or Active Duty Service Member must attach a copy of their DD214
or Active Duty Military I.D Card to this packet.
3. Preference given to veteran/service member with Service Connected Disability.
Applicant must attach a copy of their Veterans Affairs Rating Letter, if applicable.
4. Applicant must attach their most current Aiken Technical College Transcript.
5. Applications must be turned in to Ms. Deborah Key, Veterans Enrollment Service
Advisor in the Enrollment Services Office by the deadline date of March 1.