Moberly Area Community College recently held an awards ceremony to present scholarships through the New Traditions program. The scholarship funds come from a variety of sources, including MACC, a state grant for displaced homemakers, and local businesses and civic organizations. Organizations providing funding include: Business and Professional Women, GE Capital Solutions, PEO-KJ Chapter, Missouri Association for Family and Community Education, Carolee Hazlet, Moberly Area Community College, VFW
Ladies Auxiliary to Post 2654 and The New Traditions Advisory Committee.
Family and Community Education Scholarships were presented to Wendi Bentley and Healther Owens.
GE Financial Services presented a scholarship to Debbie Gibson, Candi Hayward, Jamie Landes, Tara Thomas Ashley Wertz, Melissa Wieschhaus and Christina Zeagler.
Receiving MACC institutional scholarships were Amy Bland, Marcia Dodd, Nicole Martin, Melissa Minnis and Donesha Woods
Others receiving scholarships were Julia Browning, Carolee Hazlet Scholarship; Kelly Cruse, Mendy Pulliam Tipton, VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Post 2654; Justyn Robertson, Business and Professional Women Scholarship (Huntsville Chapter); and Angela Ancell, Business and Professional Women Scholarship (Moberly Chapter); Rianna Scarbrough, New Traditions Advisory Committee; Mary Carnahan, PEO-KJ Chapter.
Debbie Drummond and Nika Gordham received fee waiver scholarships.
Eligibility for scholarships includes academic standing plus overcoming a barrier to educational achievement. Barriers include seeking a career that is not traditional for one’s gender, being a single parent, displaced homemaker or dislocated worker, having a disability, limited English proficiency or economic disadvantage. Most of the scholarships are awarded to students in Associate of Applied Science or Associate Degree Nursing courses of study, although private scholarships may also be awarded to students working toward an Associate of Arts degree.
Those interested in participating in the New Traditions program are urged to contact Patricia Twaddle, MACC Vocational Counselor, at 660-263-4110 or 800-MACC-070 x 232.
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