GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Nancy Mills, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee at the Magnolia Point Women’s Club, recently presented scholarships to five Clay High students. The MPWC has presented …
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Nancy Mills, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee at the Magnolia Point Women’s Club, recently presented scholarships to five Clay High students. The MPWC has presented a total of $99,100 in college scholarships to 92 deserving women in Clay County since the scholarship program was established in 2003.
The recipients are selected by the MPWC Scholarship Committee who judge students based on their grades, community and school activities, letters of recommendation, a written essay and need.
Scholarships are given to help Clay county girls achieve their academic goals. It is open to all Clay High girls who plan to attend a four-year college, get an associate in arts, a vocational school or a technical school.
The 2019 scholarship recipients were: Katie Bowerman – $3,000. She will be attending University of Florida majoring in child psychology; Sarah Fischer – $2,000. She will be attending Florida State majoring in finance; Dallas Bryant – $1,000. She will be attending St. Petersburg Community College majoring in veterinary nursing; Farah Sheheen – $1,000. She will be attending South Florida majoring in neonatology; and, Sydney Gross – $1,000. She will be attending Georgia Southern University majoring in exercise science.
Michael Chen, a Ridgeview High senior-to-be who earned a $10,000 scholarship at last month’s International Science and Engineering Fair for sustainable solutions to global problems, Sheheen $100.
Magnolia Point Women’s Club gives to those in need, primarily in Green Cove Springs and Clay County. Their initiatives include assistance to children whose family income is below the poverty level at Charles E. Bennett Elementary and awarding scholarships to young women at Clay County High.
PHOTO: From left: Susan Horn, Director of Guidance, Clay High, Farah Sheheen, Sydney Gross, Katie Bowerman, Sarah Fischer, and Nancy Mills, Scholarship Chairman. (Dallas Bryant isn’t pictured).