11 Bryant-Myers scholarships awarded
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 4:45 pm
Eleven scholarships were recently presented to Cannon County High School graduates by the Woodbury Education Foundation Inc.
Better known as the Bryant-Myers Scholarship, the program has contributed more than $1.1 million dollars to Cannon County students.
Four-year college scholarships went to Kaylee Dawn Hayes, MTSU, $2,000; Catherine Lea Adams, MTSU, $2,000; Shelly L. Nicholson, MTSU, $2,000; A.J. Daniel, UT-Martin, $2,000; Samuel L. Sissom, Tennessee Tech, $2,000; and Carol William Duggin, Tennessee Tech, $2,000.
Two-year junior college or community college scholarships went to Kristen Hale, Roane State, $1,000; Erin McReynolds, Columbia State, $1,000; and Cheyenne Nicole Fann, $1,000, Motlow State.
Vocational scholarships went to Sydney Shane Foster, $500, and Michael M. Baily, $500.
"We would like to say a special thanks to Mr. Shannon Martin and Mrs. Kasey McGee for their hard work and assistance to us. CCHS is very fortunate to have these wonderful people," said Richie Hunter, WEF president.
The Woodbury Education Foundation was established with the assets remaining from the sale of Good Samaritan Hospital which closed in 1980. WEF is chartered by the state of Tennessee and qualified with the IRS as a tax exempt private foundation under Section 501(c)3.
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a resident of Cannon County, applicant must be of good moral character and show a need for the scholarship and have a desire for further education; applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent and meet all academic qualifications to enter college or vocational school. College applicants must have an ACT score of 19 or better and must have a 2.5 GPA.
The applicant may not receive the WEF scholarship if the applicant is receiving another scholarship of $2,000 or more.