From left, the scholarship recipients with their mothers, Malcolm Key and mom, Frannie Hawkins and mom, Gary Highfield, and Micah Willard and mom
Ivy Academy Chattanooga, a Hamilton County public charter school, on Tuesday hosted a reception with Gary Highfield, friend of Ivy and founder of the Want To Foundation. Mr. Highfield awarded three of Ivy Academy’s rising seniors with $1,000 scholarships for the post secondary institution of their choice. The students are Malcolm Key, Frannie Hawkins and Micah Willard.
These scholarships were made possible by donations from businesses within the community to the Want To Foundation.
The Want To Foundation gives students a future through support and mentorship, helping students realize their dreams by connecting them to business professionals in their field of interest.
Mr. Highfield authored the book When ‘Want To’ Becomes ‘Have To’, and awarded students with a signed copy of his book along with their scholarships.
These students will be ambassadors for the scholarship program by encouraging others to reach for their dreams through going ahead and taking that first step of applying for awards such as the Want To Foundation Scholarship. Many times students forfeit opportunities because they think that they will never be chosen. All these students want to tell their peers that this is not the case.