Co-Lin graduate awarded $12K USM scholarship

I’Eaisha Trevillion of Hermanville, a 2022 Copiah-Lincoln Community College graduate, has been named a prestigious Bower Scholar, earning more than $12,000 in scholarship funds to complete her social work degree at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Trevillion, along with the four other community college transfer recipients, will receive $12,500 over the course of five semesters, plus an additional $382 toward obtaining her license.

“I was excited to nominate I’Eaisha Trevillion as our first Bower Scholar,” said Keith Stovall, Co-Lin Social Science Division Chairperson and Instructor. “She worked hard at Co-Lin and demonstrated great determination throughout her time here. She persevered and continues working hard in her Social Work classes at USM. We are quite proud of her effort.”

The Bower Foundation (Ridgeland, Miss.) awarded $386,000 in grant funding over five years to The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work to enhance workforce development. Rachel Lahasky, coordinator of USM’s BSW program and instructor in the school, kicked off the new Pathways to the Profession program by identifying representatives at five community colleges who have agreed to help coordinate enhanced professional development opportunities for students interested in learning more about the social work profession.