PCTI Freshman Awarded Debt-Free Education

Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) freshman and member of the School of Engineering Technology, Shana’E Walker, was selected by the Give Something Back Foundation (GSMF) as a Scholar Student. The honor ensures that Shana’E receives mentorship and scholarships to graduate from a select college in four years, debt free.

The Give Back Foundation provides students with the resources and tools necessary to succeed before even arriving on campus. As a Student Scholar, Shana’E will be paired with a qualified mentor to help her stay on track, reach successive goals, and navigate the complexities of college. In addition, Scholar Students are held to a high standard; they are required to retain a 3.0 GPA while in high school, take college preparatory courses, and must demonstrate strong character throughout the duration of the program.

Shana’E Walker will graduate from PCTI in 2020 with a background in Pre-Engineering, as well as strong math and science skills. Through the Give Something Back Foundation, she will choose to attend one of the following universities: Montclair State University, NJIT, Rowan University, Saint Peter’s University, TCNJ, or William Paterson University.

Shana’E is one of only sixty-three students to be selected as a Scholar student for the Give Something Back Foundation in April of 2017.




PCTI freshman Shana’E Walker (Paterson) is joined by her Guidance Counselor Miguel Orejas, as well as Give Back Foundation members Kathleen O’Connor, (Director, Marketing, & Communications) and Joshua Meekins (Program Coordinator), to celebrate her Student Scholar status.