JLS Awards Building Better Communities Scholarship

The Junior League of Springfield (JLS) is pleased to announce the winners of the “Building Better Communities” scholarship, awarded for the 2018 school year. The scholarship is in its third year and has awarded a total of $7,000 to non-traditional female students participating in a program eligible to receive a degree or license upon graduation. The latest recipients are Kristine Borneman, Tami Griffith and Amanda Stewart. Each recipient will receive $500.

Kristine Borneman is enrolled in the Behavioral Health Program at OTC. In addition to raising her daughter and going to school, Kristine works as a nurse’s aide, is an active parent on the Parent Committee at OACAC and a Garden Club member at Beacon Village. Her expected graduation date is Spring 2019.

Tami Griffith is enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program at OTC. In addition to school and raising her three children, Tami is a volunteer children’s music leader at the Woodland Community Church and a volunteer classroom helper at Buchanan Elementary School. Her expected graduation date is Spring 2019.

Amanda Stewart is a full-time student in the Dental Assistant program at OTC. She has two young children, works part-time on the weekends and is a member of the American Dental Assistant Association. Amanda’s expected graduation date is May 2018.

“As an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and improving the community through effective action and leadership, we are so proud that our organization has the opportunity to support these deserving women in their educational endeavors,” says JLS President, Mary Kromrey.

For more requirements and general scholarship information, please visit our webpage at www.jlspringfield.org/scholarships.