Four Southeast Community College
students received scholarships on Saturday from the College and Community
The $400 scholarships are
given 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.
The four recipients are
Brooke Berning, a Human Services student from Council Bluffs, Iowa; Debbie
Dugan, a Physical Therapist Assistant student from Lincoln; Maggie Jones, a DieselTechnology student from Chadron; and Madison Martin, an Agriculture Businessand Management Technology student from Davenport.
“This scholarship means the
world to me,” Berning said. “It will help me pay for my last book that I need
as well as transportation to and from Lincoln. I don’t want to take out any
more loans because I owe so much already. I really appreciate whoever nominated
me for this scholarship.”
When Berning graduates in
September, she hopes to find a job in case management and eventually continue her
education. She is a recovering drug addict and wants to help others who
struggle with their addictions.
“Right now I am leaning
toward working with the homeless and helping them find resources,” she said. “I
have a passion for helping others who struggle with their own addictions and
Jeannine Bryant, owner of
Changing Spaces SRS was the featured speaker. The brunch and awards ceremony
took place at SCC’s Lincoln Campus.