MONTPELIER, Vt. — Community College of Vermont (CCV) student Moussoumakan Diallo was chosen by the Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation to receive a $2,500 medical assisting scholarship. Diallo received the award at a presentation ceremony on March 2nd at CCV’s Brattleboro academic center. She is the third recipient of the Jesse M. Corum IV Scholarship.
The Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation established the scholarship in September of 2014 to honor long-time Brattleboro Rotarian Jesse Corum. Corum, who died in June 2014, was an active Rotarian for 27 years, during which time he was particularly committed to supporting local education and serving the Brattleboro community. Corum had no ties to CCV, but members of the foundation thought both the College and the chosen area of study were appropriate.
“We are happy to award a scholarship in memory and in honor of Jesse Corum, someone deeply committed to his community,” said Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation President Martin Cohn. “We are equally happy that these funds will go to support Moussoumakan’s goal of finishing her degree in Medical Assisting and then working and giving back locally; a win-win opportunity for our community.”
CCV’s Medical Assisting degree is the only one of its kind in Vermont. It prepares students for the Certified Medical Assistant credential, which is becoming increasingly desirable to healthcare providers across the state.
“We are so pleased to see Moussou receive the Jesse Corum Scholarship from the Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation,” said CCV-Brattleboro Academic Coordinator Leigh Marthe. “With the Rotary scholarship and the support Moussou received from Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s College to Career Scholarship, she is working as a Medical Assistant and will graduate with her degree in Medical Assisting from CCV. Moussou is the perfect example of how a hard-working student and employee can be rewarded for their commitment to the community.”