The Chattanooga Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) recently presented a check for $11,000 to Chancellor Roger Brown in support of the Jean Bradford Memorial Scholarship at UTC.
Established in 1996 by the Chattanooga Chapter of Executive Women International in memory of former member Jean (Mrs. James) Bradford, the Jean Bradford Memorial Scholarship assists women, particularly displaced homemakers and single mothers, returning to school in order to enhance their career opportunities.
“As a single mother who went back to school to get her degree, I am very passionate about helping other single mothers get their degrees,” said Chattanooga Chapter EWI President and CEO, Luken Holdings, Lynda Childress. “Furthering their education enables them to feel good about themselves and provide a better living for their children. It teaches their children the importance of education and hard work.
“EWI gives money annually for scholarships. In the past 12 years, we have given over $133,000 dollars in support of single mothers furthering their education. We believe that literacy and education are vital. We are very proud to give scholarship money to UTC, as it is our own Chattanooga local college that gives so much to, and is so important in, our community.”