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SCC Raises Funds for Wanda Bolz Memorial Scholarship Through Annual Book Sale

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Greg Epperson is shown here transporting hundreds of books for the annual Wanda Bolz Memorial Scholarship book sale at Somerset Community College.
The annual Wanda Bolz Memorial Scholarship book sale at Somerset Community College celebrated another banner year, raising $2,102 for the Wanda Bolz scholarship.

Bolz, a long-time staff and faculty member of SCC, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on November 27, 2006. Since that time, friends, family and co-workers have been honoring her memory in different ways, with the booksale being held the past six years. In total, the sale has raised more than $8,000 for the scholarship.

The sale is organized by friends and former colleagues of Bolz. This dedicated group of individuals promote the sale, donate books, staff the sale, set up and tear down and more.

Friends like Greg and Cathy Epperson contribute to the scholarship by transporting books year after year, regardless of weather or other circumstances. They, along with numerous others, also contribute to the scholarship in Bolzs name.

This past year, two SCC students were the recipients of the Wanda Bolz Memorial Scholarship. Connie Crabtree, of Wayne County, and Emily Stephens, of McCreary County. Crabtree and Stephens are both Computer and Information Technologies (CIT) students. Crabtree plans to graduate in December and Stephens plans to graduate in Spring 2015.

The scholarship helped me purchase books for my classes, said Stephens, who hopes to find a job in computer forensics. Without it I would have had to take more loans out and that was the last thing I wanted to do.

The Wanda Bolz Memorial Scholarship awards a $1,000 scholarship per year to a non-traditional female CIT students with a sophomore standing.

Contributions to the scholarship may be made at any time. Monetary contributions may be mailed to Somerset Community College, c/o Cindy Clouse, 808 Monticello Street, Somerset, KY 42501. Checks should be made payable to the SCC Foundation with the Wanda Bolz Memorial Scholarship noted in the memo line. Contributions to the SCC Foundation are tax deductible.

Scholarship applications may be found at www.somerset.kctcs.edu under Financial Aid.