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Debra S. Jackson New Horizons Scholarship Fund

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Tamara Jackson
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    Onnica Gildersleeve


    Connie Whitley


    Denise Glasgow


    Ivan Crutch


    Karen Rapking


Our story

In honor of my mother's memory, I am establishing a scholarship to support individuals who, like her, are on their educational journey later in life. My mother courageously returned to college at the age of 40, a decision that not only demonstrated her resilience but also profoundly changed the course of her life. After more than two decades in a demanding retail career, her return to education opened new doors, allowing her to embark on a completely different career path. The skills and knowledge she gained transformed her life, enabling her to contribute significantly to educational causes, the community, and various charities. Her story is a testament to the transformative impact of education at any stage of life. This scholarship aims to assist individuals over the age of 40 who are seeking to complete their college education. It is designed for those who, for various reasons, were unable to complete their studies earlier and are now ready to embrace this life-changing opportunity. The scholarship will provide $2,500 annually to two deserving students who embody the values of perseverance, lifelong learning, and community service. This initiative reflects not only my mother's journey but also her belief in the power of education to change lives and empower individuals to give back to their communities. Through this scholarship, I hope to honor my mother's legacy by supporting individuals who are taking bold steps to change their lives through education, just as she did. Her story is a beacon of hope and inspiration, showing that it is never too late to pursue your dreams and make a meaningful impact on the community.

Our goal

This fund will support the Debra S. Jackson New Horizons Scholarship.

Comments from contributors 5

Connie Whitley1 month ago

In memory of a beautiful woman and dear friend! She will be forever in my heart!!

Denise Glasgow6 months ago

Honoring Debra Jackson. She made an impact to many.

Ivan Crutch6 months ago

In honor of my colleague and friend Debra Jackson. May her spirit of continuous education reside in us all.

Tamara Jackson6 months ago

This fund celebrates the spirit of lifelong learning and resilience, supporting individuals over 40 in their pursuit of education. Your donation will empower these aspiring learners, helping them transform their lives and communities. Together, we can create a lasting impact, continuing Debra's dedication to growth, excellence, and kindness. Every contribution, big or small, makes a difference in keeping her inspiring legacy alive.

Tamara Jackson6 months ago

This contribution to the scholarship fund is my way of paying forward the invaluable lessons and support my mother gave me. This fund honors her spirit, aiding those who seek education later in life, just as she did. Each recipient embodies her legacy of excellence and kindness, showing that with determination and community support, dreams are always within reach. Through this, I continue her legacy of nurturing aspirations and inspiring others.

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