The Jackson County Community Outreach (JCCO) has rescheduled its 2020 scholarship interviews due to the prior schedule interruption because of COVID-19, states organization president Jim Scott.

Under the leadership of Kay Shanahan, scholarship Chair, and Carmen Poblet, scholarship co-chairman, in coordination with the Rev. Russell Jackson, JCCO faith-based and IT advisor, the organization will resume scholarship interviews on Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30.

These interviews have been scheduled by Ms. Shanahan and all applicants have been notified that the interviews will be conducted by Virtual Teleconferencing Portal, monitored by the Rev. Jackson.

"We are also excited that we had 37 high school applicants from our four high schools this year and are equally gratified that six were for our Tech College Industrial Scholarship category and qualified by skillset criteria," Scott said. "The JCCO Executive Board has allocated $30,000 to be awarded this year, which will give us a 22-year total of $276,500 in scholarship awards. Because of the support of of the majority of our great Jackson County community and the dedication of our membership, this benevolent service has been possible."

In addition to the scholarship leadership team, the 2020 Scholarship Team will consist of Brenda Walker, purchasing manager, Wayne Farms, the longtime dean of the team, Charlotte Massey-Williams, Patricia Gilliam, JCCO, and Melody Herrington, JCCO.

"The members of JCCO wish to thank our entire county community partners for our successful 2019 Annual Achievement Awards Banquet, which made this year's scholarship awards possible," Scott said. "Your support since 1998 is heartfelt and monumental. You demonstrate a faith, devotion and understanding of the value of volunteerism for the betterment of our great growing county. May God continue to bless and keep America."

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