Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation Awards $16,000 in Healthcare Scholarships

The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation (KCAF) is dedicated to promoting early detection and education about breast cancer prevention, treatment options, and recovery. The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation healthcare scholarship was established in 2016 to recognize students who plan to pursue a career in healthcare. Scholarships were recently awarded to students from each traditional high school and career academy in Rockdale and Newton counties. Kim Atkins was a beloved and respected teacher in Rockdale County for many years and was even recognized as Teacher of the Year. During her battle with breast cancer, she and her family depended on the care and compassion of many healthcare professionals. This year, the Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation honored Kim’s love for students and her healthcare team by awarding nine $2,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Join us in congratulating these phenomenal students and wish them well as they pursue their dreams!

The 2021 scholarship recipients and the schools they represent are as follows (left to right): Connor Mack (Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology), McKenzie Nichols (Salem High School), Amberlee Bishop (Alcovy High School), Hannah Gaston (Eastside High School), Morgan Hathorn (Newton College and Career Academy), Masadericka Ampafo (Rockdale County High School), Taylor Curtis (Rockdale Career Academy), Makaila Warrington (Newton High School), and Tessa Brown (Heritage High School).

Also pictured are incoming KCAF president Abbey Atkins Beckham and Benny Atkins.