Naylor woman awarded $1,000 scholarship from DWF | News
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - A nontraditional student at Three Rivers College has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Designing Women Foundation.
Teresa Joann Miller, from Naylor, is a full-time student at RLC majoring in education; she also works at the Poplar Bluff Early Head Start office on Herschel Bess Boulevard. Miller is married to Kenneth Miller and has two children: Jessica, 16, and Aaron, 5.
Miller said she went back to school to upgrade her skills for the job market.
"Going back to school made me scared," she said. "But I have carried a full semester and I am keeping an 'A' average. My family is proud of me and I'm proud of myself."
The Designing Women Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the cultural and educational enrichment of youth and women. It promotes literacy and provides scholarships to the financially disadvantaged regardless of age, race or religion. It seeks to identify, champion and protect young people “at risk.” It also encourages understanding and tolerance by bringing informational programs and speakers to the local community. DWF is a companion organization to the Claudia Foundation, founded by Linda Bloodworth Thomason, creator of the long-running television series “Designing Women” and other popular shows.
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