Skye Jones, a resident of the Scholar House of Paducah, was recently chosen by the Scholarship Committee for the Kentucky Housing Association to receive a one-year scholarship totaling $2,500, sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher.
Thirteen applicants from various Kentucky public housing authorities and Section 8 agencies applied for this scholarship opportunity. Four applicants were selected.
Jones was the sole recipient from Western Kentucky. Jones is a native of Murray, and a non-traditional student at WKCTC in Paducah. Her goal is to achieve her college degree in diagnostic medical sonography; a selective admissions program. There are 12 students selected each year into the program and she will begin later this month.
Jones said this scholarship will help actualize her dream of completing the program by allowing her to focus on classes and not have to worry about balancing work and school - due to the intensity of the program. She became interested in diagnostic medical sonography after having multiple ultrasounds of her son, Rizwan, while she was pregnant. The experience gave her clarity for the career she was meant to pursue.
She began college at Murray in 2009 but her journey was placed on hold. Ten years later, she is now back in college and excited to graduate in December 2020.
Jones said, "Follow your dreams because it's never too late to get back in the game."