Dec 19, 2017

Support Staff Council Raises Funding, Provides Scholarship Opportunity

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Dec. 19, 2017) - - - The Columbia State Community College Support Staff Council's "Chili/Soup Luncheon" fall fundraiser raised enough funds to award three student scholarships.

Sixty-four students submitted scholarship essays as part of the application process which were judged by the Support Staff Council members. Other scholarship requirements required included that students were currently enrolled and attending Columbia State, have a 2.0 GPA or higher and an up-to-date and completed FAFSA.

"It was an honor to lead the committee this year and be part of this project," said Kellie Gwin, Columbia State Enrollment Services processing clerk and support staff council chair. "The council had a tough time selecting the winners from this year's application pool."

Scholarship winners, Sarah Houston (Franklin); Tamar Day (Spring Hill); and Christopher "Chase" Beard (Lawrenceburg) were appreciative of the $400 scholarship and all said that the funds will help pay for textbooks and other course fees.

Sarah Houston, Tamar Day and Chase Beard
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Scholarship recipients (Pictured, left to right) Sarah Houston (Franklin); Tamar Day (Spring Hill); and Christopher "Chase" Beard (Lawrenceburg).