Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured, front row, from left, are Jozette Ringo of Alligator, MS; Sarriah Ceasar of Marks, MS; (back row) Trevoris Word of Frairs Point, MS; CCC Math and Science Chair Patricia Furdge; CCC Biology Instructor Angela Reynolds-Haynes; and Justin Johnson of Clarksdale, MS.
CLARKSDALE – Four Coahoma Community College students are the recent recipients of a scholarship geared towards motivating students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related studies to stay in school.
In 2014, CCC was awarded a grant, made possible through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) /Mississippi Space Grant Consortium (MSSGC) Space Grant Community College Scholars program. Money from the grant was used to create scholarships, designed to help motivate students, particularly minorities and female students, that are STEM majors to complete their associate’s degree and to advance to a bachelor’s or higher degree.
The scholarship’s first four recipients received $1,500 scholarships in the Spring of 2015.
Its recipient, selected during the Fall 2015 semester, will each receive a $1,625 scholarship. They include: Trevoris Word of Frairs Point, MS; Justin Johnson of Clarksdale, MS; Jozette Ringo of Alligator, MS; and Sarriah Ceasar of Marks, MS.
“I was excited that were accepted for the grant so that we could provide financial assistance to students here at Coahoma,” said CCC Biology Instructor Angela Reynolds-Haynes, NASA space grant consortium coordinator. “Hopefully we can use this grant to help attract more students interested in pursing STEM related studies,” she said.
In addition to having a 3.0 grade point average and maintaining full-time status, requirements for the competitive scholarship includes a 250-word essay on how the scholarship would impact their education.
The students all expressed plans to use the money to help further their education; Ringo and Johnson both expressed plans to become doctors, while Word aspires to be a nurse and Ceasar a dental hygienist.
Reynolds said the grant is just one of many opportunities available to CCC students.
“I encourage all students to stay updated on scholarships offered by CCC, so that they’ll be able to take advantage of the opportunities available to them,” she said.
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