A Martin resident is the winner of a scholarship at North Georgia Technical College.
The school has announced that Kemberely Scott, a horticulture student at the school, won this year’s Marlowe-Evans GOAL Scholarship from the North Georgia Technical College Foundation.
Jim Marlowe and Bob Evans founded the scholarship in 2005. It is given yearly to one of the 12 GOAL semi-finalists at North Georgia Tech.
GOAL, or Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia. It honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. In order to qualify for consideration to be a GOAL nominee, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate exemplary work ethics.
The scholarship also goes to someone who exemplifies the spirit of Marlowe and Evans through their community service and willingness to help others.
Scott started the Others Learning Agriculture, or OLA, non-profit organization that strives to stop hunger in north Georgia by teaching people to grow their own food. The college says she also gives away food from her own garden during harvest seasons to a women’s and children’s shelter.
North Georgia Tech said that Scott was chosen from 36 students representing 22 programs who were nominated for this award.
Scott received the $500 scholarship at the annual GOAL Banquet last month on the school’s Clarkesville campus.