In 2007, the Edgar M. Jolley Memorial Scholarship was established to assist eligible children of employees in completing their education. The scholarship rewards students who embody the spirit of EMJ’s servant leadership culture through their service to their peers and communities. The fund provides an opportunity for students who excel in both academics and community involvement. This year, EMJ awarded six deserving students with scholarships.
Daniel Connors is the son of Matthew Connors, Project Manager, EMJ Construction Dallas. Daniel is a senior at Texas State University. He is a microbiology major with a minor in biochemistry. Daniel works during the school year and teaches a general chemistry lab as a University Staff Member. He is in the process of applying to medical school, hoping to become a physician.
Claire Johnson is the daughter of Boyd Waldrep, Manager of Talent Acquisition and Development, Signal Energy. Claire attends the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, studying theater education. Claire has been an active participant in Chattanooga local theater, and has been cast in numerous musicals. Claire graduates in the spring of 2020 and hopes to be a teacher.
Jared Taylor is the son of David Taylor, Superintendent, EMJ Construction Chattanooga. Jared is attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is majoring in Computer Science.
Eli Wash is the son of Jay Wash, Superintendent, EMJ Construction Chattanooga. Eli will attend Southern Adventist University and pursue his Physical Therapy Assistant degree.
Colton Smith is the son of Audra Smith, Scheduler, Signal Energy. Colton is a Junior at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, majoring in Computer Science. Colton is the Captain of the Men’s Lacrosse Team and a part of the Honors Program. Colton hopes to pursue a career in applications development.
Jonathan York is the son of Mike York, Assistant Construction Manager, Signal Energy. Jonathan is a rising sophomore at Tennessee Technological University, majoring in Civil Engineering. He is a member of ASCE and currently serving as the risk manager of the Iota Theta chapter of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Jonathan aspires to design and build bridges and open his own civil engineering firm after college.
Congratulations to all our talented recipients, and best wishes for the future!