Historically, scholarships average $2,000 each and are available to students throughout the community who complete the requisite application. The Scholarship Committee reviews students’ applications and a total of nine scholarships are awarded; seven administered by The Kiwanis Club of Marietta and one each where the application is made directly to Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University.
Applications must be received no later than March 31. Selection criteria typically include a combination of academic achievement, character (exemplified by extracurricular and community service activities), a written essay and financial need. All scholarship recipients will be announced and recognized during the Kiwanis Club of Marietta’s weekly luncheon on May 15.
Scholarship information, along with application forms is available at www.mariettakiwanis.org. For more information about Marietta/Cobb County Kiwanis organizations, contact Pat Huey, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 432-1760.
On March 25 from 7 to 8 p.m., the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County will host Gardeners’ Night Out program, “Evergreen Groundcovers for Sun and Shade” with Shirley Priest, Master Gardener.
Learn how groundcovers are useful for erosion control as well as year-round beauty and how they provide an artist’s background and enhance all areas of a garden. Texture, durability, color, bloom and cultural conditions will also explained.
For more information, call Cobb County Extension Service at (770) 528-4070.
KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education won three awards at the Georgia Adult Education Association’s Annual Conference conducted March 9 to 11 in Savannah. The college was recognized with the Innovative Marketing Award: Casino Night Scholarship Fundraiser; Innovative Program Award: 2014 Winter Career Training Expo; and Exemplary Service Contribution Award: Casino Night Scholarship Fundraiser Advisory Board Members.
Michelle Girage, assistant dean, and Davia Lassiter, marketing manager, were present to collect the awards. Additional staff members in attendance included Tamara Grooms, assistant dean; Pam Moss, Culinary Apprenticeship Certificate program manager; Jennifer Henderson, Paralegal Certificate program manager; Lyn Cohen, Languages program manager; and Jason Brown, copywriter. Barbara Calhoun is dean.
For more information, visit gaea.org or ccpe.kennesaw.edu, email email@example.com, call (770) 423-6765, or visit the KSU Center at 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw.
Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.