Friday, March 3, 2017

EMJ scholarship helps outstanding students achieve their dreams

In 2007, the Edgar M. Jolley Memorial Scholarship was established to assist eligible children of employees in completing their undergraduate educations.
The goal of the fund is to provide an opportunity for students with academic excellence, community involvement and financial need to reach their fullest potential. These students embody the spirit of EMJ’s servant leadership culture through their service to their peers and communities.
Over the past decade, EMJ has awarded nearly $100,000 to more than 30 deserving students studying at universities across the country. We reached out to several previous scholarship recipients to see what they were up to since their awards.

Jordan Mauney, son of Meg Mauney, Office Manager, received the Edgar M. Jolley Memorial Scholarship in 2010, while majoring in Accounting at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After graduating, he received his Masters of Accounting and became a licensed CPA. He is now serving as a Senior Auditor in his third year at Deloitte & Touche, L.L.P. in Atlanta.

“EMJ’s generosity allowed me to further my academic interests in the business world, which led me to work for a global ‘Big 4’ accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche,” Jordan says.

Kayla Brogden, daughter of Administrative Services Support Tina Brodgen, was awarded the scholarship in 2014, while attending Dalton State College in Dalton, Ga. Kayla graduated in December 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
During her time in school, she has continued to volunteer with the Catoosa Prevention Initiative/Dual County Defenders. This group is dedicated to helping teens and children avoid underage drinking and prescription drug abuse.
Kayla has dedicated herself to helping others in her community, focusing on the problems of today’s youth, and is currently continuing her education with a focus on Social Work.
Emily Fowler, daughter of Meredith Fowler, Office Manager, received the scholarship in 2014, while The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated in May 2015 with a degree in Human Relations and a degree in English. She is now teaching English at Coppell High School.

“The scholarship from EMJ helped me graduate with two degrees and ultimately pursue a career in teaching,” Emily says. “The education I received from UT has been crucial in my role as an educator, so I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to double major with the help of a scholarship!”

Callum Wishart, son of Debbie Finley, Marketing Coordinator, received the scholarship in 2015 while attending The University of the South, also known as Sewanee. He graduated in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in finance. He currently works as a Portfolio Management Officer for Bank of America-Merrill Lynch’s For Profit Healthcare team based in Nashville, Tenn.

“EMJ’s scholarship allowed me to further my education and obtain knowledge and experience I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise,” says Callum. “Now, my education has led me to a successful career in finance.”

The deadline for this year’s scholarship application is March 17, 2017.
EMJ team members, don’t miss out on this opportunity and encourage your child to apply today.