Soil Conservation District awards scholarships

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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

The Grant County Soil Conservation District awarded three scholarships to non-traditional students at Northern Kentucky University – Grant Center.

Students receiving scholarships were: Henrietta Hunt, Melissa Brown and Diana Clifton.

Hunt,  of Dry Ridge, is a sophomore at NKU-Grant County. She is working to achieve a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.
Hunt is married to Michael Hunt. The couple has three children: Brooke, Corey and Trevor.

This is the second time she has received this scholarship. She said winning the scholarship was “a load off my shoulders with the expense of taking classes.”

“This is a wonderful program and I want to encourage anyone who thinks that it is too late to go back to school, that all dreams are possible,” Hunt said.

Melissa Brown of Corinth also received a scholarship for the second time.

Brown is a mother of two sons, Michael and Brandon, and married to husband, Bryant.

She just finished her associate’s degree in interactive studies.

She is planning to re-enter the work force but eventually go back to NKU for more classes.

“I’m honored to be chosen as a scholarship recipient and thankful to the Grant County Conservation District and NKU-Grant County,” she said.

Diana Clifton also received a scholarship.

Clifton is married to Tim Clifton and has a 12-year-old son, Ryan.
She is a junior and was recently inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda-Nu Kappa Pi.

“This scholarship takes a huge load off of my family. It helps out with the costs of books and tuition,” Clifton said.

In 2006, the Grant County Conservation District Board of Supervisors established the Non-Traditional Scholarship for students attending the NKU Grant County campus.

Interested students should apply at the NKU Grant County campus.