Endowed Scholarship Created in Honor of Lifelong Learner Mary Elizabeth Williams
The Nashville State Community College Foundation is proud to announce the Mary Elizabeth Williams Endowed Scholarship.
This generous gift, made possible by the Williams family, was established to expand access to higher education through a flexible scholarship to support students who do not qualify for financial aid while attending Nashville State Community College. Each recipient is awarded up to $1,000 per academic year. Funds can be used to assist with tuition and fees.
Ms. Williams was a college English teacher, computer programmer, and an avid recorder player. As a lifelong learner, she was devoted to education. She earned a bachelor of Music Education at Peabody College, a Master of Arts in Theology from University of Chicago, a Master of Arts in English from Northwestern University, and a doctorate in English from University of Wisconsin. For many years, Mary taught English composition, business and technical writing, as well as British, American, English Renaissance and Biblical literature, and speech. She also spent nearly three years as a welfare case worker.
At age 67, Mary embarked on a career change and enrolled at Nashville State Technical Institute (now Nashville State Community College) to learn computer programming. She became professionally adept in multiple languages and database setup and worked for the State of Tennessee and private computer firms for the next several years until retirement.
To learn about this scholarship, visit: https://nscc.edu/tuition-and-aid/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/nscc-scholarships.php