Metallica’s $100,000 Scholarship Program In West Michigan
It's no secret that show business people and groups give a lot of their time and money to those who need help. We hear the stories all the time. Some on a major scale and others may be random acts of kindness. What we don't know is what we don't know. By that I mean so much generosity goes unnoticed primarily by design. However, up in Grand Rapids the boys from Metallica did something somewhat unusual and we got to find out.
According to a piece on woodtv.com, Grand Rapids Community College received $100,000 from the Metallica Scholars program to connect nontraditional students with, of all things, welding jobs. Now the students are graduating debt-free! How cool is that? And, in case you're wondering, we really need welders right now. But more than that, Metallica recognized the need to get a new generation into fields that weren't being replenished by the next generation. I for one think more should be done to offer opportunities like this to give the next generation more choices than a liberal arts degree and $60,000 in debt. Check out more of the story by clicking HERE.