AAWCC Awards Fall 2011 Scholarship

ACTC's Ashland-KY Chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) has awarded its fall 2011 scholarship to Angela D. Green, a pre-nursing student from Ashland.

The $300 scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, childcare or other college-related expenses. The scholarship is for female students enrolled in at least six credit hours of class with a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average. Scholarship selection is based on an essay about the obstacles that were overcome to attend college.

The award was presented by Dr. Greg Adkins, ACTC President and CEO, at the AAWCC meeting on October 25.

I was a teen bride and teen mother, said Green, an Ashland native. I had given up on my dreams because I always had people in my life who said I would never amount to anything. Then I met Joan Flanery at the Adult Education Center. She told me I was bright, and my whole life changed.

I worked hard to get my GED and now I am a full time ACTC student and strive to make my children proud of me. The first time I walked into an AAWCC meeting, I knew I would have all of the support I would ever need to finish college, Green said. I am truly honored to receive this award, and I am grateful to be part of such a great organization.

The AAWCC is a non-profit organization that supports equality, equity and excellence in education and employment for women in community, junior and technical colleges.