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Two scholarships awarded to SCC students

Published on Jun 3, 2022

Shaina Nicole Brown has been awarded the Elwanda Brinkley Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College (SCC). Brown is a 2022 graduate of Clinton County High School where she participated in the band and the Senior Beta Club. She also sings and plays the flute at the Gospel Independent Baptist Church. Brown is the daughter of Ricky Vance Brown and Reta Gay Brown of Albany, KY.

The Elwanda Brinkley Scholarship Fund was established in 2007. This scholarship is awarded to SCC students seeking to be elementary school teachers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, who demonstrate the potential for achieving academic success and demonstrate financial need.

Brown stated, “I plan to attend Somerset Community College for 2 years and then transfer to Western Kentucky University through the Somerset campus for my remaining two years to obtain my teaching degree in Elementary education. Then I plan to become employed at a local elementary school where I will teach elementary students while taking online classes to complete my bachelor's degree.

Bobbi Brooke Lovell has been awarded the Randall and Victoria Weddle Scholarship to attend SCC. Lovell is a 2022 Rockcastle County High School graduate and plans to pursue a Criminal Justice degree. 

The Randall and Victoria Weddle Scholarship was established in 2020. Both Randall and Victoria Weddle grew up in Southeastern Kentucky and attending college after high school was not an option. After recently moving back home, the Weddle’s wanted to find a way to give back to their community.  

Lovell stated, “My plan is to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, then transfer to a 4-year university and finish getting my bachelor’s Degree.”

Students interested in attending SCC can still apply for fall semester scholarships with a July 1 deadline. To apply visit