Page Header

Calhoun Receives $229,000 Monetary Gift to Establish New Endowed Scholarship

March 17, 2017

Dr. Jim Klauber, president of Calhoun Community College, today announced that the college, through the Calhoun College Foundation, has been awarded a monetary gift of $229,408 from the estate of William Forrest Simms and Mamie Louise Simms, long-time residents of Lawrence County. 

According to Janet Kincherlow-Martin, executive assistant to the president for public affairs, community relations and institutional advancement, funding from the gift will go to the establish the William F. Simms and Mamie L. Simms Trust Endowed Scholarship.  As per the request of the family, the scholarship fund will specifically provide assistance to Calhoun students who graduate from any high school located in Lawrence County (Alabama).  The funding stipulates that scholarship awards from the fund go toward assisting worthy students from the Lawrence County (AL) community in their goal of obtaining a college degree.  Students considered for the scholarship must have and maintain at least at 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0) scale; demonstrate need; and be of “good character, capacity and promise.”

“We are most appreciative to the Simms family for their generosity in providing this funding to assist very worthy students in realizing their academic and career goals,” commented Klauber. “We also thank BBVA Compass for facilitating the awarding of this very generous gift to Calhoun.”