College scholarships of up to $1,100.00 are available to Polk County single parents this spring, according to Pete Chambers, Chair of the Polk County Single Parent Scholarship Fund.
“If you’ve ever thought about going to college,” Chambers says, “right now is a great time to take a look at the opportunities that will be available to you this coming spring.”
Chambers noted that dropping by Rich Mountain Community College now means you probably won’t have to wait in line to talk to the people who can help you with finances and on a class schedule that fits your schedule. He suggests talking with Wendy McDaniel, RMCC’s Director of Admissions or with Mary Standerfer or Samantha Shores in RMCC’s Financial Aid office.
“Those folks will work with you to make college work for you,” Chambers says. “Though we’re not part of the college, I know those folks will do everything possible to give someone the opportunity to get an education that’ll lead to a better job. I’ve seen them do it time after time for single parents.”
Chambers also suggested that a good way to get started with college is as a part-time student. “We award scholarships to part-time students. In fact, many of our recipients who now have great jobs started out part time.”