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08-30-2005


Maiden Drug of Williamsburg Donates Scholarship

 


Maiden Drug, located in Williamsburg, recently donated what will be an annual scholarship of $2000.00 to two graduates entering University of the Cumberlands. The scholarship is to be split equally to support the academic scholarship of one graduate of the Williamsburg Independent School and one graduate of Whitley County High School.

Roger and Jonathan Powers, owners of Maiden Drug and both alums of UC, are acknowledged for the scholarship. Although the scholarship has traditionally been given to two students that plan to work in the medical field, the brothers are redirecting the scholarship. They now plan to award high school graduates, wishing to become teachers, the award and will rename the scholarship the Deborah Carol Childress Memorial Scholarship in honor of their late niece. Jonathan Powers says, "Our niece wanted to be a teacher, and when we dedicate the scholarship to her, it will be given to students planning to become teachers also."

Both Jonathan Powers and Roger Powers received undergraduate degrees at UC. Jonathan Powers reports, "Cumberland College [UC] has been real good to us, we just feel like it's time to give back to the college." This year, both Chelsey Karr of Williamsburg Independent School and Nathan Centers of Whitley County High School are the recipients of the $2000.00 scholarship from Maiden Drug.