JWCC Awards Presidential Scholarships

JWCC main campus building
April 10, 2023

JWCC Awards Presidential Scholarships

Three area high school seniors recently earned John Wood Community College Presidential Scholarships. Students competed for the two-year, full-tuition scholarships to JWCC.

Students each submitted an application, résumé and letter, and winners were selected based on high school leadership activities, grade point average and performance during an on-campus interview conducted by JWCC faculty, staff and students.

Presidential Scholarship recipients must participate in leadership and service activities as they complete requirements for associate degrees during the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years at JWCC.

“JWCC’s Presidential Scholarship is an outstanding opportunity to recognize our district’s talented high school students,” Bryan Renfro, JWCC president said. “This prestigious award allows area students to earn a two-year scholarship to graduate debt free from JWCC.”

Winners of the annual JWCC Presidential Scholarship Competition are Kannon Dickerman, Kenley Kurfman and Madison Metz.

Kannon Dickerman is a student at Quincy Norte Dame High School and the son of Shawn and Jennifer Dickerman.

Kenley Kurfman is a student at Liberty High School and the daughter of Mike and Renea Kurfman.

Madison Metz is a student at Brown County High School and the daughter of Jerod Metz and Sarah Allen.



Pictured Left to Right: Kannon Dickerman, Kenley Kurfman and Madison Metz.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.