Students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College learned recently that their hard work is paying off. Thanks to the generous donation of friends and supporters of the college, ten students were awarded scholarships that will help pay for tuition, fees, books, and/or supplies needed for their programs.
Those receiving scholarships for Spring Semester were: Don Brewer, Renasant Bank Scholarship (Business Management - Valdosta Campus); Lydell Jackson, Kevin Acree Memorial Scholarship, (Culinary Arts - Valdosta Campus); Andrea Jacobsen, Farmers & Merchants Bank Scholarship, (Design and Media Production Technology - Valdosta Campus); Devin Schultz, Carrolyn Zeigler Scholarship, (Networking Specialist - Valdosta Campus); Victor Gonzalez, Marion Massee Scholarship, (Nursing - Valdosta Campus); Michael Hendley, Coffey Memorial Scholarship, (Telecommunications and Security - Ben Hill- Irwin Campus); Donna Brown, Roger Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship, (Occupational Studies - Ben Hill-Irwin Campus); Jacquelyn Mitchell, Howard Jordan Scholarship, (Criminal Justice , Business Technology - Coffee Campus); Lindey Dobbins, Buck & Libby Anderson Scholarship, (Advanced Patient Care Assistant - Ben Hill- Irwin Campus); and Elizabeth Davis, Francis Lott Scholarship, (Surgical Technology - Coffee Campus).
These scholarships were merit based and applicants had to complete an application as well as provide letters of support.
Andrea Jacobsen shared that she plans to use her scholarship money towards her tuition and fees. She works part-time and did not qualify for financial aid this semester. This scholarship will allow her to complete her program without having to worry about the cost. Andrea plans to graduate by the end of Spring Semester 2022 with an Associates of Arts and Sciences in Design and Media Production Technology with a concertation in Graphic Design.