Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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April 28, 2014

Rotary District 6900 presents $500 scholarship to SGTC’s Allison Wilson

AMERICUS — AMERICUS — Rotary International District 6900 presented a $500 scholarship to Allison Wilson, a South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) licensed practical nursing student, recently. Rotary District 6900 established this scholarship for students enrolled in the colleges within the Technical College System of Georgia pursuing certificates, diplomas or degrees with preference given to students enrolled in a health care program.

Allison Wilson and her nursing instructor, Jennifer Childs, were recognized at the Americus Rotary Club meeting recently where Wilson was presented with a check for $500 by Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 6900 Thurston Clary. The scholarship is intended to assist with tuition, fees, books and other educational program related expenses.

“It’s great for Rotary District 6900 to be able to support the Technical College System of Georgia, South Georgia Technical College and the Nursing students,” said Clary. “Allison is a very deserving student and Rotary is glad to help her on her path to graduation and a career dedicated to serving others. Rotary’s main objective is service—– service in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. Our district has chosen to make a difference in the life of a student at South Georgia Technical College by supporting her educational endeavors.”

“I am so grateful to Rotary District 6900 for this scholarship,” said Wilson. “I have worked while I have been in college because I believed that it would give me the experience and confidence to make me a successful nurse. I believe that the health care field is one of the most rewarding fields in the workforce because we can truly make a difference in someone’s life while getting them back to optimal health.”

Wilson will graduate from SGTC as a licensed practical nurse in August, and plans to enter the workforce. She also hopes to be able to continue her studies in nursing while she works. Her ultimate goal is to become a nurse practitioner.

“This scholarship will help me achieve those goals,” said Wilson, who also thanked her instructor Childs, who wrote a letter of recommendation for Wilson as part of the scholarship application. “I am so thankful for the skills I’ve learned and the education that I’ve received here at South Georgia Technical College,” added Wilson.

 

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