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Two graduates receive Carver Scholarship

Marshalltown Community College graduates, Jamison Brus and Maribel Guevera Myers, have an extra reason to celebrate this summer as they each take their next step in their college journey. Both students have been named a 2015 Carver Scholar, joining just a select few throughout the state of Iowa. Jamison will move on to Iowa State University this fall, while Maribel will be taking her next step at the University of Northern Iowa. MCC now has six Carver Scholarship winners in the past four years.

Scholarships are available to full-time (12 hours or more) students who will be starting their junior year in the fall semester of the award year. While amounts may vary, average awards are $5,200 at public universities and $7,600 at the private colleges. All three Regent Schools in Iowa have Carver competitions each year.

“This scholarship has given me the chance to pursue my passion of materials engineering and music at Iowa State University without the financial burden,” says Jamison, Vice President of Student Senate and TRiO member. Jamison says he will take the lessons he learned at MCC with him as he moves on to ISU. “The individualized attention and compassion I have received from students and faculty at MCC has given me self-confidence and has improved my social skills. This place has definitely helped shape me into the hardworking, understanding, and determined person I am today.”

Jamison has been very involved with activities at MCC. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, President of F.R.O.G. (Forever Representing Our God), math tutor, and chemistry work study student. Jamison plans to study music and engineering at ISU.

The Carver Scholars began in 1988, and has distributed over $19 million in awards to more than 3,500 juniors and seniors. The program centers on providing substantial scholarships to students who struggle to overcome significant social and economic obstacles in the pursuit of their education or who may be living in circumstances that may not normally be taken into account by other financial aid programs.

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