Scholarship awarded to USA education major

Published 9:12 am Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Blanton, left, receives a scholarship check from Dr. Cindy Wilson, USA Baldwin County director.

The University of South Alabama Baldwin County announces senior Tiffany Blanton has been awarded a Baldwin County Scholarship.

Blanton, an education major, said receiving a scholarship is important because she will be the first teacher in her family. She lives in Uriah and has lived in Monroe County all of her life.

“I never saw myself doing anything else than education,” Blanton said. “It’s my passion.”

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Being chosen as a scholarship recipient meant the world to Blanton, she said.

“I feel very honored. I am so excited. I can’t hold my enthusiasm,” she said.

Blanton said the scholarship will help her continue her degree and decrease her stress. Blanton said receiving a scholarship makes her feel special, and reinforces her strong commitment to her future and her goals.

“Whenever I set out to do something, I do it,” Blanton said. “I am not a quitter.”

After she earns her degree, she will be qualified to teach pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, or special education. She will also have an additional certificate in pre-kindergarten early childhood.

“I love children,” she said. “I feel like I can make a difference with children today, because they are our future.”

Blanton is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and has been on the Dean’s List and President’s List at USA. She is also a church member, and has volunteered at orphanages and on mission trips. She plans on graduating in December.

USA Baldwin County has established a scholarship fund offering all USA Baldwin County students an opportunity to help further their education.

“Thanks to the generous donors to our scholarship fund. This is one way we can help,” Dr. Cindy Wilson, USA Baldwin County director, said.

For information about how to donate to a Baldwin County scholarship, contact

USA University Development Officer Aimee Meyers at (251) 414-8276.