Deidra Lowery, an associate in arts major at Richmond Community College, has been named a winner of the 2012 Crumley Roberts Next Step Scholarship, which recognizes North Carolina community college students who are transferring to a four-year college or university within the state in the fall. As one of five winners, Lowery will receive $1,000 toward her college tuition in addition to an Apple iPad.
Lowery graduates from RCC this week and will continue her education at Meredith College in the fall. She plans to study psychology. Next-Step Scholarship entrants were judged on their community involvement and also on their written essay regarding their education and career goals. Lowery demonstrated her love for children by serving as a summer camp counselor for a local program called BackPack Pals, which provided meals to underprivileged children while they are out of school for the summer. She is also a regular volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. She is also a youth leader in her church.
With increasing hardships and economic difficulty in pursuing a college education, Crumley Roberts takes pride in continually looking to create ways to help students follow their educational goals and secure financial aid. To date, Crumley Roberts has donated nearly $130,000 in scholarships and technology to college-bound students to support standing up for their futures.
“We received many submissions from community-minded, goal-oriented local students this year,” said Chris Roberts, Crumley Roberts’ president. “It was difficult to narrow down; however we feel that these students show extraordinary promise, and Crumley Roberts is happy to be a small part of investing in their future.”