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Bevill State Receives Scholarship Funds from Gene Haas Foundation


JASPER, AL – Bevill State Community College is excited to announce a contribution of $20,000 for scholarships from the Gene Haas Foundation. The Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to students interested in the Machine Tool Technology program on the Jasper Campus of Bevill State. 


Students selected as recipients of the Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship will receive up to $2500 over four semesters starting in Summer 2022. To be eligible, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (by summer semester 2022) before entering the Machine Tool Technology Program and a 2.5 GPA. The application for the scholarship can be found at The application deadline is April 1, 2022. 


“Bevill State Community College is appreciative to the Gene Haas Foundation for the scholarship funds for our Machine Tool Technology program in Walker County. The Gene Haas Foundation recognizes that the future of manufacturing in Alabama depends upon the availability of skilled workers. As Alabama strives to meet our current workforce demands, this organization understands the value in recruiting more young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and creating state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing training programs to ensure that graduating students have the skills necessary when they enter the workforce,” stated Dr. Joel Hagood, President of Bevill State Community College. 


One of the primary goals of the Gene Haas Foundation is to provide financial assistance for students interested in manufacturing-based careers. Scholarship programs are available through career centers, technical schools, community colleges, and universities. Foundation funding goes directly to those training programs to attract prospective students. By providing scholarship grants and partnering with the very best CNC training programs in the world, the Foundation helps expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training worldwide. 


Haas Automation, Inc., founded by Gene Hass in 1983, is America’s largest CNC machine tool builder, and one of the world’s largest builders with over 170 Haas Factory Outlets in more than 60 countries. 


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