Jennifer Millard receives 2015 Women’s Educational GrantPosted on Dec 4, 2015
The $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant is awarded annually to a female non-traditional student who is interested in resuming her education after leaving school to fulfill either family or work-related responsibilities.
Millard began her college education in 1995 after graduating from high school but had to interrupt her studies because of “unforeseen life situations” that caused the need for her to enter the workforce at that time.
“I always said I would go back and finish but then something else always seemed to interfere,” she said. “It has been my personal goal to go back and complete my degree.”
Millard added that while she has been successful in her career without finishing college, accomplishing that goal with a marketing/business management degree would give her the extra confidence to further her career opportunities.
Millard and her husband Sean are members of the Fayette County Farm Bureau (FCFB), a place she used her skills in helping to create brand awareness through activities such as quarterly radio campaigns, a ladies health and wellness event, and the Lexington Christmas parade. She plans to finish her degree at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College and the University of Kentucky.
In her grant application, Millard stated that it’s important to set an example for her two young children and show that education is vital and by achieving her goal it sets the foundation that hard work is necessary to obtain accomplishments.