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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

St. Clair County Democrats Award Nursing Scholarships

Two $500 Marjorie Miller Rooney R. N. Nursing Scholarships for the Spring 2015 semester have been awarded to Jefferson State Community College students Jill Webster of Pell City and Makenzi Jackson of Springville as part of the St. Clair County Democrats’ Community Engagement Initiative.

“Congratulations to Ms. Jackson and Ms. Webster,” said St. Clair County Democratic Party Chairman Herb Kuntz. “We are pleased and honored to partner with Jefferson State to support this great training ground for interested students to pursue a career in nursing.”

“This is our second year to make these scholarships available, and we look forward to continuing the program,” said Kuntz. “These scholarships are unusual in that they are not intended for persons who might qualify for academic scholarships or for scholarships based on their economic status. These scholarships are intended for the motivated students who fall through the scholarship gap.”

Both Jackson and Webster were chosen for the scholarship from a pool of applicants based on need, academic achievement and attitude.

As a further commitment to the St. Clair County students in the Jefferson State Nursing program, two additional $500 continuing scholarships were awarded to Candace Duck of Pell City and Curtis Harris of Springville. Ms. Duck and Mr. Harris were the recipients of the 2014 fall scholarships.

The Marjorie Miller Rooney R. N.  Scholarships are part of the St. Clair County Democratic Party’s initiative to engage with the community and extend support in areas to benefit St. Clair County citizens. The scholarships are made available with the understanding and appreciation that a career in nursing fills a tremendous and growing need within the community as well as nationally, and that a career in nursing will provide for a secure and meaningful life for the future.

To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must be residents of St. Clair County and be accepted into the Jefferson State nursing program. The scholarships are awarded with emphasis on the financial need of the student.

To apply for the scholarship, contact Jefferson State’s Dr. Cristy Daffron at (205) 812-2722.

Pictured above (L to R):
Joyce Parker - Presenter/Member of the St. Clair Co. Democratic Party
Makenzi Jackson - Nursing Student - 2015 Scholarship Recipient
Jill Webster - Nursing Student - 2015 Scholarship Recipient
Melissa Kennedy - Presenter/Member of the St. Clair Co. Democratic Party  

Pictured above (L to R):
Curtis Harris - Nursing Student - Continuing Scholarship Recipient
Carol Feeser - Presenter/Member of the St. Clair Co. Democratic Party
Bud Feeser - Presenter/Member of the St. Clair Co. Democratic Party
Candace Duck - Nursing Student -- Continuing Scholarship Recipient