McCarty Scholarship supports BC students

Published 1:08 pm Friday, October 9, 2009

As enrollment continues to climb at Bainbridge College, the need for student scholarships also increases, making generous gifts—such as the Mildred Williams McCarty Scholarship established in 2008—even more vital for students’ educational opportunities.

And those opportunities positively impact human resources of Decatur County and the BC service area.

Knowing the importance of scholarships to carry on the educational legacy of the late Mrs. McCarty of Attapulgus, who taught 42 years in the Decatur County schools, her niece, Dora Jane Taylor Galloway of Tallahassee, Fla., contacted family and friends last October about establishing the scholarship.

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January 2009 marked the eighth anniversary of her aunt’s death, and Mrs. Galloway said she could think of no better way to celebrate her aunt’s life than by starting the scholarship at Bainbridge College.

It is for a student seeking a degree in early childhood education and who displays academic success and commitment to community service.

Mrs. Galloway said she thought of how many lives her aunt had touched in her many years of teaching, how many children she taught to sing “This is how the clock goes tick tock,” the many states and countries to which she sent letters to keep in touch with friends and family, and the many ideas she sparked in the minds of all who knew her.

Contributions are continuing to be sought in order to make it an endowed scholarship. It is administered through Bainbridge College Foundation Inc.

All donations should be sent to the Foundation, P.O. Box 990, Bainbridge, GA 39818, with checks payable to the Foundation and the memo line noting for the Mildred Williams McCarty Scholarship.

Gifts to the foundation are tax deductible.