A scholarship can serve as a life jacket for students trying not to drown in student loan debt after college.
Kenya Whitehorn, a junior at Fort Valley State University from Talbotton, Ga., is staying afloat with the help of a $550 scholarship from Powell Baptist Church in her hometown. The scholarship will cover expenses such as books and fees. The psychology major said any amount is appreciated. “Just the fact that they (Powell Baptist) did give me a good amount of money out of the goodness of their heart is a real blessing. I really do appreciate them for that,” Whitehorn said.
To be eligible for the scholarship, potential recipients must fully complete an application, be an active church member and be a student attending college or trade school.
Whitehorn is currently active with several on-campus organizations including the FVSU Blue Machine Marching Band’s “Dancing Dolls” and Royal Elite Modeling Troupe. Whitehorn said her future plans after graduation include opening up her own center to help children.
Whitehorn is the daughter of Victor and Marilyn Whitehorn.