The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce has established a $1,000 scholarship for non-traditional students and Southern State Community College, and is pleased to announce the first recipient is Samantha Jones.
A Fayette County resident and Miami Trace graduate, Jones is a sophomore at Southern State, majoring in accounting & business management. Upon completing her degree, she aspires to get a job in the accounting field as a governmental accounting agent.
“The Chamber board of directors decided to establish this annual scholarship for Fayette County students who are at least a few years out of high school and working toward a degree,” said Chamber director Whitney Gentry. “We are happy to award Ms. Jones with the first scholarship and look forward to assisting many more students in the future.”
Scholarships are funded with proceeds from the annual Chamber Golf Outing, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9 at Buckeye Hills Golf Course. Foursomes may enter by calling the Chamber at 740-335-0761.