The annual Wanda Bolzé Memorial Scholarship book sale at Somerset Community College recently celebrated a banner year, raising more than $2,000 for the Wanda Bolzé scholarship.
Bolzé, a long-time staff and faculty member of SCC, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on November 27, 2006. Since that time, friends, family and co-workers have been honoring her memory in different ways, with the book sale being held the past five years. In total, the sale has raised more than $6,000 for the scholarship.
“With 34 years of service to the University of Kentucky and Somerset Community College, Wanda was all about helping students,” said Bolzé’s husband, John Bolzé. “To see so many of you still carrying on her legacy just simply warms my heart.”
The book sale was held on Bolzé’s birthday. Two of her seven siblings, sister Edith Wininger, and brother Troy Banks, were in attendance, as well as her husband.
In talking about Bolzé, friends and family alike describe her as a warm, caring friend who inspired others to do more with their own lives.
The Wanda Bolzé Memorial Scholarship awards a $1,000 scholarship per year to a non-traditional female Computer and Information Technologies (CIT) students with a sophomore standing.
The scholarship has been awarded to several students over the past few years and contributions may be made at any time. Book donations can be delivered to Debbie Richardson in the Learning Commons on the SCC Somerset North campus or Cathy Epperson in building three on the SCC Somerset South campus. Monetary contributions may be mailed to Somerset Community College, c/o Cindy Clouse, 808 Monticello Street, Somerset, KY 42501. Checks should be made payable to the SCC Foundation with the Wanda Bolzé Memorial Scholarship noted in the memo line. Contributions to the SCC Foundation are tax deductible.