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In addition to awarding grants each quarter, the Tri-County EMC Foundation also awards scholarships to two deserving students in the service area twice per year. The scholarships are worth $1,000 and are awarded based on academics, financial need and service to others. Special consideration is given to non-traditional students who are working full or part-time and have returned to school. Congratulations to the Fall 2019 Operation Roundup Scholarship recipients.
Leslie Bennett is from Jones County and currently attends Shorter University. She has volunteered with Discipleship Now Fuge Camps as their video producer. She is also active in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry as the discipleship coordinator. She is an honor student and is majoring in youth ministry with a minor in professional writing. After graduation, she plans to attend seminary and ultimately become a youth minister.
Terry Adkins-Chatfield is from Jones County and currently attends Fort Valley State University. He has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Loaves and Fishes, Jones County Senior Center, and Ronald McDonald House. He also serves as a mentor to elementary school students through the National Society of Black Engineers. Terry is majoring in Biology and plans to become a plastic surgeon specializing in reconstruction.