Rockdale coalition accepting nominees for scholarship, community service award

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The Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families is soliciting applications for the annual John K. Morgan Community Service Scholarship and the F. William Hughey Community Service Award.

The John K. Morgan Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding community service in Rockdale County and plans to continue that level of commitment while pursuing post-secondary education. There is no age limitation for applicants. The scholarship will be awarded to assist with college-related expenses for students enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning.

Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Past recipients of the John K. Morgan Scholarship are:  Sonca Pham (2011); Mary Ann Rhoden (2012); Shavontae Yoakum (2013); Sophia Moll (2014) and Donovan Norfleet (2014); Lilia Perju (2015); and Jessica Quevedo (2016). Scholarship money awarded since the scholarship’s inception in 2011 totals over $39,500 among recipients and finalists.

The F. William Hughey Community Service Award will be given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding, collaborative community service in the Rockdale community. A $500 cash donation will also be made to a community organization that serves the Rockdale community as selected by the recipient of this award.

Past recipients of the F. William Hughey Community Service Award are:  Mike and Nadine Yoder (2011); Ron Simpson (2012); Lillis Brown (2013); the Rev. Al Sadler (2014); Ed Conway (2015); and Claire Cline (2016).

Nominations for the Hughey Community Service Award are due by Jan. 31, 2017.

Applications for the Rockdale Coalition John K. Morgan Scholarship and nomination forms for the F. William Hughey Community Service Award are available at,, and

For more information, contact Michael Hutcheson, executive director of the Rockdale Coalition for Children & Families, at 770-761-9244.

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