The Sheridan College in Johnson County Advisory Board has announced the recipients of the Johnson County Scholarship for the fall 2012 semester.
Receiving awards were Brittany Miller, Brenna Richins and Kim Moye, all of Buffalo.
Brittany Miller is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. With a young family at home, attending college full-time is not in her budget. An award such as the Johnson County Scholarship is helping her work towards her educational goals on a part-time basis.
Brenna Richins said a busy family life put college plans on hold for a while, but becoming a registered nurse has now become a reachable goal because of the classes the Johnson County outreach program offers. “I want to set a good example for my children and show them that furthering their education can be helpful. “
Kim Moye is working towards her Social Science degree. She currently works as a CNA and her goal is to become a practitioner in addiction counseling or a social worker. She said, “This scholarship is very helpful. With its help, I will be able to combine a quality education with my years of experience in healthcare and as a parent.”
The Johnson County Scholarship is an award administered by the Sheridan College in Johnson County Advisory Board and the Sheridan College Foundation. Johnson County residents pursuing higher education at Sheridan College in Johnson County, Sheridan College and Gillette College are eligible to apply for the award which is awarded each semester.
Funding for the Johnson County Scholarship comes from the Rope for Knowledge event held annually the third weekend in August.
Over the past four years, the event has raised $16,000 for the Johnson County Scholarship.