The Academy for Lifetime Learning proudly announced the winners of the 2019 Betty Ross STEMM Scholarships at its annual reception on June 14. The winners are Wendy Lin from Northampton High School who will attend the University of Virginia, William Hollandsworth, from Nandua High School who will attend the College of William and Mary, and Brian Drummond from Broadwater, who will attend Christopher Newport University.
This scholarship has been named the Betty Ross Academy for Lifetime Learning STEMM Scholarship in honor of Betty Ross, the founder of our local organization. She passed away in 2014. The $1000 scholarships are for students who intend to study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. This includes nursing and related health sciences.
We think that graduates of STEMM programs have a special potential to address some of the most important issues facing our society. We think these three outstanding young people are well-equipped to confront issues facing our nation and today’s complex world.
The Academy for Lifetime Learning of the Eastern Shore of Virginia is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization which fulfils the adult learning objective of the Eastern Shore Community College. Members offer classes in subjects relating to their careers, current interests and abilities and artistic or outdoor passions. Classes are open to anyone in the community at minimal cost.
These awards bring to 17 the number of scholarships award by this organization since 2013.