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Congratulations!  TCAT Covington students Ryan Price and Reggie Jenkins are recipients of the Fall 2016 Berdet Scholarships.

The James Berdet Brown Memorial Scholarship (for adult students) is a merit/need based scholarship available throughout the year to adult students enrolled in TCAT diploma/certificate programs.  The award waives tuition up to $1000 for the program in which the student is enrolled at the time of scholarship application submission, recipient selection, and assignment of scholarship funds.  The scholarship will aid in purchasing required program equipment, national/state certification exams, or extreme hardship living expenses.

James Berdet Brown passed away unexpectedly in January of 2015 following a brief illness at the age of 47.  A kind, generous, and fun-loving person, James enjoyed living in Nashville for the last 15 years of his life.  Ten of those years, James worked as an unemployment claims agent with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  He was beloved by his co-workers and known for this sense of humour and the thoughtful way he cared about those filing for unemployment.  He also enjoyed working part-time for Contemporary Services Corporation event security for many entertainment and sporting events in Nashville.  The James Berdet Brown Memorial Scholarship was founded by James’ sister Kathy-Jo Brown Hayden and her husband Lee Hayden to carry on James’ legacy of encouraging others and helping those in need.

•Applicants must be enroled in a TCAT credential programme or have completed admissions requirement ad have a confirmed start date that is prior to the next scholarship application deadline date.
•Recipients will be selected on the basis of merit and need; preference given to a displaced worker.
•Recipients must maintain a minimum enrollment of 30 hours per week.
•Recipients must verify lawful presence in the US (Recipient is US citizen or a qualified alien and lawfully present in the US)

Deadlines for Applications:
•Summer Term  March 1, 2017
•Fall Term August 1, 2016
•Spring Term November 1, 2016