2019 Scholarship Winners

Adult Scholarship:    Vanessa Yvette Williams

 ($1,000.00 award)

Formerly homeless, is now a three-year resident of Peabody Apartments

Sixty-one-year-old mother of 4 (one deceased), grandmother of 11, great grandmother of 5

Overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds, refusing to give up or give in, she continues to preserve in gaining back control of her life

Describes herself as a “people person” and not a people pleaser

Volunteers with: Prison Ministry, Youth Development Center, Lighthouse and Mission Ministry and the Good Shepherd Baptist Church after-school tutorial program at Jennings Place as a math tutor

Pursuing an Associate Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology from Augusta Technical College

Aspires to own an electrical business with other family members (son, grandson, and nephew) who share the same trade.   She states that she will be the “brain” and they will provide the “brawns”