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Madison White was the primary recipient awarded the Dean Hansell Coaching Scholarship Thursday, made potential by a beneficiant donation from Los Angeles Superior Court docket Decide Dean Hansell and the collaboration of the Salem Alumni Affiliation and the Sustainable Alternative Growth Middle. Pictured from left are Sustainable Alternative Growth Middle Government Director Julie Wants, White and Alumni Affiliation Government Director Audrey Null.

SALEM — The primary recipient of the Dean Hansell Coaching Scholarship was introduced with the scholarship award on the Sustainable Alternative Growth (SOD) Middle Thursday.

Madison White obtained $2,500 to assist her pursuit of a cosmetology certification at Raphael’s Faculty of Magnificence Tradition in Boardman. The 16-month,1,800-hour program covers all facets of hair care together with reducing, dying and different widespread therapies, waxing, nails and cosmetics. Throughout this system White will achieve direct expertise working with actual purchasers all through their training and coaching.

“We’re thrilled to have Madison as our first recipient. We felt her ardour and simply how lengthy she’s wished to pursue a profession in cosmetology, along with a need to remain in the neighborhood, actually made her software stand out,” Sustainable Alternative Growth Middle Government Director Julie Wants stated.

White has identified she wished to pursue a profession in cosmetology for almost her total life, noting that her mom had attended Raphael’s for her cosmetology certification and she or he’s all the time wished to comply with in her footsteps.

“My mother went once I was 7 years outdated, and I used to be her mannequin. So naturally I wished to discover ways to do what she did, and I began doing my associates hair and make-up. So I’ve just about all the time identified this was what I wished to do,” White stated.

Following the completion of her credentials White desires to apprentice beneath a extra skilled cosmetologist for a time to shine and increase her abilities earlier than placing out on her personal and beginning her personal sales space.

The Dean Hansell Coaching Scholarship was endowed by Decide Dean Hansell in 2018 with a $10,000 donation. Hansell, an alumnus of Salem’s Class of 1970, wished to assist group members seeking to increase their ability units after highschool by way of avenues apart from attending college.

Hansell initially approached the alumni affiliation; nevertheless, alumni affiliation Government Director Audrey Null stated that their scholarships have a minimal endowment of $100,000 and have to be for pursuing a university diploma.

“Provided that Decide Hansell wished to assist any graduate pursue technical coaching, and the quantity of the endowment, we felt his intentions may very well be finest fulfilled by way of the SOD Middle,” stated Null.

The scholarship gives candidates as much as $2,500 in funding to Salem Excessive Faculty graduates of any age which were accepted to an accredited vocational, technical, commerce, certification coaching or credential program.

“Any Salem graduate pursuing their certification, credential or vocational coaching is eligible, whether or not they graduated in 2022 or 1958, doesn’t matter, they’re eligible to use. This actually is a incredible alternative to assist upskilling or retraining into a brand new discipline,” Wants stated.

Eligible fields of examine embody, however are usually not restricted to, superior manufacturing, automotive know-how, laptop know-how, development, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical, HVAC, well being care, industrial upkeep, machining, plumbing or welding.

The applying will be discovered on the SOD Middle’s web site and is accepted on a rolling foundation. It is going to be obtainable so long as funding stays. Purposes might be reviewed by a scholarship committee, with all selections made by the SOD Middle.

Desire is given to candidates who’re at the moment unemployed or in danger, want to stay within the Salem space, reveal a monetary want, wish to increase their present abilities or have to retrain for at this time’s in demand careers.

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