Grant Writing Ceremony
My daughter, Molly, has accomplished so much in her two short years of community college! She not only graduated with high distinction with an associate degree in English Composition, but she also received a career enhancement certificate in Grant Writing.
When Molly was in high school, she wasn’t sure if she would go on to college because she didn’t want to end up with college debt like so many students of this generation. She only wanted to go if she could make it through with no debt. So far so good. When she signed up for classes her first year of college, she decided to get a grant writing certificate as well; so if she decided to not go on to a four year college, she could have an actual skill that is in high demand. She may never use this skill or she may have to if teaching jobs become scarce. Either way, she is prepared, and I am so proud of her foresight.
Getting that extra certificate
She has decided to go on to a four year college to become an English teacher. Her actual degree will be Integrated Language Arts Secondary Education which means she can also teach classes like journalism and probably speech. She should be able to get through her remaining 2 or 3 years with little debt as well thanks to grants and scholarships.
A couple of weeks ago, she received her certificate for grant writing at a small ceremony where other one year career enhancement or programs were honored. I didn’t go overboard with the pictures, but I still wanted to share this day with you all.
The picture of Molly is with her grant writing and technical report writing professor. The bottom left picture is Para Jones, President of Stark State College.