Never Too Late Scholarship Fund – 1069
Fund Type: Endowment Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for tuition, books and/or equipment to an adult over 30 yrs old who is returning to school to pursue a high school diploma, GED, associates, bachelors or graduate degree.
Purpose: For a Morgan County resident who is at least 30 years old, who is returning to school to pursue a high school diploma, G.E.D., Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or graduate degree. Preference is given to applicants with financial need, clearly defined educational goals, long-term career or personal objectives, and community involvement.
History: The fund was established in 2003 by Pauline Amy. Pauline wanted to honor the educational achievements of her beloved friend Carol Smile, who went back to school after raising her family to earn her G.E.D. and then to earn her nursing degrees. Pauline was inspired by her friend’s courageous attitude and decided to open up a scholarship fund. Pauline prepared the “Never Too Late Cookbook” and the profits from the cookbook are contributed to the scholarship each year.