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Augusta Technical College Foundation Receives $6,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support GED Scholarships and Test Opportunities

Augusta, GA, May 18, 2017 – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Augusta Technical College Foundation a $6,000 grant to support 150 GED Scholarship Test Opportunities. This local grant award is part of over $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

“Dollar General has made a huge impact for Adult Education students at Augusta Technical College, throughout Georgia and ultimately nationwide. In our case, their support removes the last obstacle for a student that is prepared to take the GED test and may lack the funds to do so. It literally has moved people to higher education opportunities and payrolls, and we certainly are appreciative of their continued support of the work we do in our service area,” stated Beverly Barshafsky Peltier, Director of the Augusta Technical College Foundation. “Their support has changed lives.”

“Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving Others and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kimberly Holden Director of Community Engagement & Public Affairs. Phone: (706) 771-4819. Email: kimberly.holden@augustatech.edu.

About Augusta Technical College
Founded in 1961, Augusta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a public postsecondary institution that promotes and provides the education, economic, and community development needs of its service area (Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond Counties). Associate of Science Degrees, Associate of Applied Science Degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit are provided through traditional and distance delivery methods. The College achieves its mission by providing academic and technical education, student support services, customized business and industry training, economic development services, continuing education, and adult education services.

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for nearly 25 years. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 13,429 stores in 44 states as of March 3, 2017, Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.