Business Management student Tracy Boswell was recently awarded the Cody Blissit Tuition and the Cody Blissit Textbook and Toolbox scholarships established by Cody for students in the Accounting, Business Management, or Business Technology program.
Tracy was a nominee for the 2019 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) at SCTC and advanced to the Dynamic Dozen. Tracy said the scholarship helped her with tuition and to purchase textbooks as well as providing her with some financial assistance as she attempts to graduate in May. “Working as a server, I don’t always have a steady income,” Tracy said. “However, it allows me to have an open schedule, so I can concentrate on school and other responsibilities. Receiving these scholarships helps pay for things so I may focus on making good grades. It’s a great motivator.” Tracy plans to continue her education after graduation with aspirations of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and becoming a certified addictions counselor.
Blissit said he could not imagine a better recipient for his scholarship. “There is not a more important and valuable investment than education,” he said. “I have really enjoyed the ability and opportunity to help support our local schools and students.” Cody, who has served in the U.S. Air Force, is a financial advisor with Raymond James. He is active with the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors as well as the Downtown Council.
Some scholarships account for financial aid assistance while others are established for students who do not qualify or have capped their financial aid allocations. Students have expressed that they would not have been able to pursue their education without the assistance from the SCTC Foundation scholarships. Numerous possibilities exist at SCTC for donors interested in contributing to student support through naming opportunities, bequests, scholarships and in-kind donations. Donors are advised to consult the potential benefits with their tax advisor before making a gift. For more information, contact the College’s office of Institutional Advancement at 770-229-3417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Foundation scholarship applications for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters will open March 1 to March 31 and can be accessed at Foundation-Scholarships.