PACE Community Action Agency announces the 2014 Judith K. Bobe Scholarship recipients

May 20, 2014 1:28 PM

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(Vincennes, Indiana)  PACE Community Action Agency announces the 2014 Judith K. Bobe Scholarship recipients – Travi Thomas from South Knox Jr/Sr High School and Tristen Burris from Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School.

The Judith K. Bobe Scholarship is named in honor of Pace Community Action Agency`s former Head Start Director who worked within the program over 40 years. The scholarship is specifically for former Head Start students that attended within Daviess, Greene, Knox or Sullivan Counties. Applicants were also required to submit a typed essay about the impact Head Start early learning made in school readiness and in the student`s academic performance.

According to Dr. Bertha Proctor, CEO “Education is an important component of each of our programs and is essential to meeting our mission of providing support services that improve the community and encourage self-reliance. This scholarship not only helps the student, but also helps us in tracking the success of our former Head Start students. Pace Head Start not only prepares children for kindergarten, we are preparing students for college.”

Travi Thomas plans to pursue a degree in Business at Vincennes University, and Tristen Burris plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana seeking a degree in Business Management.

Former Head Start students from Daviess, Greene, Knox and Sullivan Counties are encouraged to apply for next year`s scholarships. For more information about Pace Community Action Agency programs and services, call (812) 882-7927 or visit us at www.pacecaa.org

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