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Date: 3/05/2019

Arconic Foundation Global Internship Program Announces Scholarship

The Blount County Public Library is happy to announce the local winner of the Arconic Foundation Global Internship Program Participant Scholarship Awards.


Michael Brandon Love, from Maryville, was awarded this scholarship after participating in the Internship Program at the Blount County Public Library during the Summer 2018 session. A hands-on worker and learner, Michael was also good with computers and computer applications. Michael’s patience and persistence proved invaluable, as he was taking the HiSET exams while concurrently participating in the internship. Michael will use the award to pursue a General Associate Degree of Science, Computer Science and Engineering Path (General AS-COMP Sci/Engineering Path) at Pellissippi State Technical Community College.


Michael joins program participants from 4 locations around the globe as a member of the first group of scholarship winners. Learn about the other winners here:


The Blount County Public Library has been honored to host six out of ten total rounds of the Arconic Foundation Global Internship Program. Administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the manufacturing program is a partnership among the Blount County Friends of the Library, the Blount County Public Library, and Blount Partnership, in collaboration with 16 manufacturing companies in the county.


Additional partners include Pellissippi State Technical Community College, the University of Tennessee College Access and Persistence Services Outreach Center, the American Job Center, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Knoxville-Knox Community Action Committee, and the Knoxville Urban League.


Open to the public, this program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, where services are an example of your tax dollars at work for you.


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