December 3, 2013
Wilkes Community College congratulates Bobbie Williams, as one of two the 2013-2014 recipients of the Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship.
Williams is a native of Glendale Springs and a graduate of Ashe County High School. She is a first-year student studying dental hygiene with plans to transfer in 2014 to pursue a degree from Forsyth Technical Community College, which offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene.
“The Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship has given me the chance to attend college and without it, it would very difficult,” said Williams. “I am very happy to have received this scholarship.”
The Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993 by Trisha L. Austin Stanley. To date the scholarship has helped 76 students with a total of $34,000 in scholarship money. Funds for the scholarship are raised through the annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest held at MerleFest.
Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.