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SSCC Awards NCB Minority Excellence Scholarship

NCB DEI Scholarship WinnerHillsboro, OH (August 17, 2022) National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial institution that provides banking products and services to Southern Ohio, and the Southern State Community College Foundation have announced the recipients of the NCB Minority Excellence Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The NCB Minority Excellence Scholarship is awarded to deserving students of color attending Southern State Community College, with preference given to those majoring in Accounting, Business, or Computer Technology.

The three winners are:  

  • Josie Hopkins, a graduate of Hillsboro High School, is part of SSCC’s duel enrollment Occupational Therapy Assisting (OTA) program with Shawnee State University. Her goal is to earn her associate's degree and become a certified occupational therapy assistant, hoping to be able to work with children.
  • Alicia Robinson has worked in healthcare for 14 years and is pursuing a degree in Nursing. Her goal is to work in a hospital setting or in a retirement facility.
  • Cae'don Brennan is majoring in Accounting and plans to go on to complete his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and eventually pass the Enrolled Agent Exam to become a tax specialist at one of the big four accounting firms.

“NCB is proud to provide this scholarship which represents the Bank’s commitment to our community and an extension of our inclusive culture”, stated Michelle Ward, Human Resources Manager, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fellow. “It was with great pleasure to meet one of the recipients of the Southern State Community College NCB Minority Excellence Scholarship. We wish all the recipients much success in their education and upon receipt of their degrees.”

To learn more about SSCC Foundation scholarship opportunities, please visit www.sscc.edu/financialaid/scholarships.shtml. 

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