The Washington C.H. Police Department recently presented its annual scholarship to Maizy Funderburg, a 2019 graduate of Washington High School.
Funderburg graduated a year early from Washington High School with an Honors Diploma. While completing her high school education, she also graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern State Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree. She is continuing her education in the nursing program at Southern State, while being self-employed, cleaning houses, which she began at the age of 15.
“My career goal is to follow in the footsteps of my mother, aunt and grandmother to become a Registered Nurse,” Funderburg stated in her application. “Not only is nursing interesting to me, but it provides an opportunity for me to give back to my community. I want to be able to help others whether that be through a happy period of their life or one of the hardest. I feel that nursing will be that outlet for me.”
“We are pleased to award our annual scholarship to Maizy Funderburg,” said Washington C.H. Police Department Detective Jonathan Sever. “Her hard work and dedication to her academics while continuing to maintain a job is very impressive. Ms. Funderburg graduating high school a year early and doing so with honors is even more remarkable. Maizy’s passion to follow in the footsteps of her family members to ensure the health and safety of those in and around Washington Court House is extremely commendable. Ms. Funderburg exemplifies everything we look for in our scholarship candidates, and we could not be happier with our decision to choose Maizy as this year’s scholarship recipient.”
In addition to earning the City of Washington Court House Police Department scholarship, Funderburg was also awarded the SSCC Foundation Scholars Scholarship.
The Washington Court House City Police Department Scholarship, through the Southern State Community College Foundation, is earmarked for Fayette County residents who are recent graduates of Washington Senior High School or Miami Trace High School. Scholarship recipient selections are based on a cumulative GPA of 2.6, as well as a demonstration of good leadership qualities, community involvement, and academic excellence.
To learn more about scholarship opportunities at Southern State, please visit www.sscc.edu/financialaid/scholarships.shtml.