Tammy Adams of Adamsville was awarded Jefferson State’s Nancy Brown Scholarship in December. Tammy is currently enrolled and will soon complete the Medication Aide program.
The Nancy Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded to single parents pursuing one of the college’s short-term, workforce programs. This competitive scholarship provides financial resources to deserving students facing economic hardship and immediate monetary needs that, if not met, could result in an inability to complete classes or a program.
JSCC President Keith A. Brown established this scholarship in memory of his late mother.
“My mother had to drop out of high school in the 10th grade,” said President Brown. “While she eventually received her GED, she did not have the opportunity to further her education. She spent most of my childhood working in entry-level, minimum wage jobs to support three children as a single parent.”
“The scholarship is a tremendous help for me,” said Adams. “As a single parent of seven, I am going through so much right now. My life is hard and a neverending struggle, but you do what you have to do to provide and make it happen for your children so I really appreciate this opportunity.”
Applications for future scholarship awards can be submitted here. The scholarship will be awarded annually, and applications review on a rolling basis. For more information or questions, contact Jefferson State’s Center for Workforce Education at [email protected] or (205) 856-7710. Learn more about short-term workforce programs at www.jeffersonstate.edu/fasttrack.
“We have so many students who are single parents and just need some extra help to acquire new skills and provide the opportunity for better paying jobs or launch a new career,” said JSCC’s Director of Workforce Education Leah Bigbee. “This scholarship will provide financial assistance to help them achieve their goals.”
To support students like Tammy, visit www.jeffersonstatefoundation.org/make-a-gift.