|Working in Neighborhoods was delighted to host the first award ceremony for two community-based scholarships to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College on November 19. Funded by a gift from Dick Weiland in memory of the late Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, the Scholarships were awarded to Chimere Martin and Dresden R. Passmore-Jones. Ms. Martin plans to pursue a nursing degree and Ms. Passmore-Jones plans to enroll in the pastry arts program.|
|Part of Cincinnati State’s commitment to community engagement, the scholarships were open to full time residents of the South Cumminsville/Millvale community who had earned a High School Diploma or GED equivalent.|
|Applicants submitted applications, which required them to describe their community service in the neighborhood and their plans and goals in attending Cincinnati State. The South Cumminsville Community Council chose recipients on the basis of recommendations from|
representatives from local businesses,as well as from educational, and civic leaders.
Mr. Weiland, a long-time community benefactor of the arts and of social service agencies throughout the area, Dr. O’dell Owens, President of Cincinnati State, and WIN Board member, Ms. Marilyn Evans, President of the South Cumminsville