WALESKA — Recipients of the Reinhardt Family Campaign Scholarship were announced by the local university on Friday.
The scholarships are funded by employee donations.
“The faculty and staff at Reinhardt University continue to demonstrate their commitment to Reinhardt and its mission by supporting the annual Reinhardt Family Scholarship,” said Kelley Johnson, assistant director of annual giving. “The scholarship is completely funded with donations made by employees, giving them an opportunity to help our students in need. I’m proud that more than 60 percent of our faculty and staff contributed more than $15,000 to the scholarship.”
The RFC Scholarship was created to give faculty and staff a greater sense of involvement with their donations and to be able to see the actual results of their generosity — students benefitting from the scholarship.
This year the scholarship was awarded to 14 students who were selected from 45 applications, including several from Cherokee County.
Scholarship recipients include: Sarah Austin and Timothy Beighley, both freshmen from Marietta; Trenn Carnes, a junior from Chatsworth; Wade Davis, a senior from Canton; Roseanne Hamrick, a senior from Ranger; Angela Harkins, a senior from Blairsville; Miriam Homiller, a sophomore from Ball Ground; Theron Mathis, a junior from Jasper; David McCoy, a freshman from Waleska; Tareva Moore, a senior from Canton; Joshua O’Kelley, a freshman from Dallas; Christopher Smith, a senior from Conyers; Brittany Stalling, a junior from LaFayette; and Tracy Woodall, a senior from Acworth.
“My family and I really appreciate this scholarship,” said recipient David McCoy. “It’s a huge relief off of our financial situation and I can focus on my family, studies, sports, and other student activities.”
Johnson added to McCoy’s sentiments.
“Through this scholarship, we are able to have an impact on students’ lives. We are also setting an example for donors, students, and other members of the community. Our contributions illustrate that we believe in Reinhardt’s mission of shaping lives and building futures.”