CCV early childhood education student Emily Mulherin received a $2,500 scholarship from the Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation.

At an award ceremony Tuesday afternoon, Mulherin was gifted with a big boost to her momentum: a $2,500 scholarship from the Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation. “I was pretty shocked and excited,” she said of finding out about the award. “It will help me take more classes. It’s giving me more reason to continue on.”

Historically, the Jesse M. Corum IV Scholarship, established in 2014, was given to a CCV student pursuing medical assisting, but this year the Foundation wanted to focus on early childhood education. “The coronavirus pandemic highlighted how essential childcare is; childcare providers are listed as essential persons,” said Gateway Foundation President Martin Cohn. “However, there is a shortage of early childhood teachers in Windham County.”

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