Donors honored for $207,000 in scholarships
Even during a year of hardship, donors in the region continued to make generous gifts to fund scholarships through the Chesapeake College Foundation.
This year, more than $207,000 in scholarship aid --or about $1,330 per recipient – helped 155 students pursue their studies at Chesapeake College.
The Foundation honored scholarship donors virtually this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. In the recent virtual celebration event, Chesapeake College Foundation President Passion Bolden-Tilghman thanked Chesapeake’s friends and supporters.
In helping Chesapeake students, she said, donors are also helping the greater community.
“Creating and building a scholarship is a meaningful way to leave an imprint on our community. Your scholarship helps members of our community receive the education and training they need in order to enter our local workforce,” she said. “Many of the essential workers that have been on the front line of the Covid pandemic – nurses, Emergency Medical Service personnel, truck drivers to name a few – all receive training here to help our local community. Your scholarship gifts support your community, our community.”
Katondra Cherry, a mom of three and aspiring dental hygienist, said scholarship donors are helping her to meet goals and set a good example for her children. The non-traditional student is on the Dean’s List and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
“My educational burden has been tremendously lifted. I can focus on my studies now,” Ms. Cherry said. “I want my children to know that if mommy can do it; they can, too. I truly could not do this without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
To view the event video or make a gift, please visit https://www.chesapeake.edu/chesapeake-college-foundation/donate-now