Hoover City Schools Foundation Awards 2012 IMPACT Scholarships
A new program to assist graduating seniors from the Hoover City School System was set up this year: The “HCSF IMPACT Scholarship”.
The Foundation granted a $1,500 scholarship to one graduating senior from each Hoover City Schools System high school: Hoover High School and Spain Park High School. The program targeted seniors who plan to commence their post secondary educations at an Alabama Junior College or Alabama Vocational School.
The Board of the HCSF saw that scholarship opportunities, to attend four year academic institutions, abounded for students who are extraordinarily gifted – academically or athletically. However, there did not seem to be as many doors open for students who wished to begin their post secondary educations at the two-year college or trade school level. We saw that there are students that may not qualify for other scholarship opportunities for any number of reasons, but still have the desire and need to pursue a post-secondary education. We wanted to make an impact on two of these students, and provide them the opportunity to continue with their educations. (We would, of course, like to help MORE students like these in the future!)
The students selected were:
D’lajiah Cole plans to attend Jefferson State Community College to study Physical Therapy and Karson Nichols is going to attend Wallace State Community College to study Automotive Technology.
Congratulations to Karson and D’lajiah!