Progressive Women of North Alabama Club
Offers Scholarship through NACC Foundation
The Progressive Women of North Alabama Club is once again
offering a scholarship, through NACC’s Foundation, for students
attending Northeast Alabama Community College. This group is
composed of professional, dedicated democratic and progressive
women from DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall Counties.
The scholarship will be open to any female student who meets the
acceptance requirements of NACC. Applicants can be recent high
school graduates, women who are already attending college, or women who
returning to school after some life experiences. An essay and
interview will also be part of the application process.
Dr. Toni McGriff, the club’s chair of their scholarship
committee, stated, “We want to empower women to make smart
decisions, whether it is straight out of high school or later in
life. PWNA was able to give four scholarships in 2013 and we
look forward to meeting this year's applicants.”
Other members of the scholarship committee are Margaret Baker
and Vice-President Karole Ohme. Club members spoke of a quote by
President Barak Obama that states, “We must carry forward the
work of women who came before us and ensure our daughters have
no limits on their dreams, no obstacles to their achievements
and no remaining ceilings to shatter.” Susan Barron, NACC
Director of High School Relations and Event Planning stated, “It
is often difficult for women entering college later in life to
balance both college and work. This is a great opportunity for
those students and all female students.”
The club is continuing to sell cookbooks to provide funding for
this scholarship. The Southern Legacy cookbook is a
collection of recipes provided by the ladies of DeKalb, Jackson
and Marshall Counties. It recognizes and tells a story of many
Alabama women who worked and made improvements for women today.
Cookbooks can be purchased at Wimberly House in Scottsboro, The
Furniture Shoppe in Henagar, Kamama Gallery and The Gourdie Shop
in Mentone, Big Mill Bistro and DeKalb County Library in Fort
Payne, Burke & Beuoy Law Firm in Arab, Deb’s Gifts and Merle
Norman Studio in Rainsville. The books can also be purchased
from any club member.
For more information about this scholarship please visit
www.nacc.edu, contact Susan Webb at college ext. 2248 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you
are interested in funding a scholarship or making a donation
please contact Heather Rice at ext. 2301 or
Toni McGriff, Chair of the Progressive Women of North Alabama
Club, explains the application to NACC student Paige McElroy.
Any female student who meets the admission requirements of NACC
is welcome to apply.