Donna Jackson first came to Central Scholarship in 2005. She was 41 years old and a mother of three. In addition to maintaining a full-time job, she was also enrolled as a full-time student. Her career involved helping addicts get clean at a rehabilitation clinic and she was passionate about helping others get through this rough period of their lives. Although Donna was doing all that she could to pay for school, it was not enough. Thanks to several scholarships, Donna earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University.
Upon receiving her scholarship, Donna wrote, “There are no words to express my gratitude for allowing me to have this wonderful helping hand. When I received the email from you, a gigantic weight was lifted off my shoulders and so much stress dissipated. I will do my best to make the scholarship committee proud by always giving 110% effort in my studies.” We are proud to feature Donna as our March Scholar of the Month. Donna furthered her studies and went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2013 and she continues to help those in need to this day.