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SCC students receive scholarships

College & Community Service Organization
Michael Mata, Jenna Kempkes, Joe Lenser.
Diane Weber presents Julia Ettwein with the scholarship in Beatrice.

Julia Ettwein works at an assisted living facility as a resident care coordinator. However, her dream is to become a nurse, and she is on track to do that through Southeast Community College.

“I was drawn to SCC because of the affordable schooling that is provided,” Ettwein said. “I was excited for the scholarship, and it’s good to know that my hard work and dedication is not going unnoticed. It will help me pay off the student loan that I needed to buy all the nursing books!”

Ettwein, a Practical Nursing student from Beaver Crossing, is one of four SCC students who received scholarships from the College and Community Service Organization during a breakfast banquet on April 27 at the Lincoln Campus.

The $400 scholarships are awarded to non-traditional students who achieve a 3.0 grade-point average or higher, complete 24 credit hours and declare a program of study. They must also complete an essay about their future plans.

Other students receiving CCSO scholarships are Joe Lenser, an Electrical & Electromechanical Technology student from Norfolk; Jenna Kempkes, an Early Childhood Education student from Lincoln; and Michael Mata, a Culinary/Hospitality student from Lincoln.

“The scholarship will help me because ever since I started going to school, I am also putting (in) less hours at work,” Lenser said. “It feels great to win a scholarship. I feel that anyone can achieve their goals in the helpful environment the school and community provide.”

Alumnus Aaron Young of ChefauChef was the featured speaker.


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