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Wanda J. Cogdell Memorial Scholarship




 



In 1986, after earning her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology, from Tift College of Education, presently known as Mercer University, she dedicated her career to the field of social work, while unexpectedly making genuine long-lasting connections and changing the world one interaction at a time. Her tenure included working in various healthcare arenas, such as Nursing and Hospice Facilities in the greater Atlanta area, as well as notable hospitals such as Piedmont Hospital, Dekalb Medical, and Emory LTAC. While battling cancer, Ms. Cogdell continued her commitment to the work of social work and was living proof that “in a gentle way you can shake the world” (Mahatma Gandhi).

Through the memorial fund, Ms. Cogdell’s legacy of service, dedication, and generosity towards others will continue by providing support and funding to the next generation of social workers and make it possible for them to fully enhance their educational pursuits in order to provide quality and equal service to each and every individual. 
In 1986, after earning her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology, from Tift College of Education, presently known as Mercer University, she dedicated her career to the field of social work, while unexpectedly making genuine long-lasting connections and changing the world one interaction at a time. Her tenure included working in various healthcare arenas, such as Nursing and Hospice Facilities in the greater Atlanta area, as well as notable hospitals such as Piedmont Hospital, Dekalb Medical, and Emory LTAC. While battling cancer, Ms. Cogdell continued her commitment to the work of social work and was living proof that “in a gentle way you can shake the world” (Mahatma Gandhi).

Through the memorial fund, Ms. Cogdell’s legacy of service, dedication, and generosity towards others will continue by providing support and funding to the next generation of social workers and make it possible for them to fully enhance their educational pursuits in order to provide quality and equal service to each and eve

With the support of The Brewer Foundation, a scholarship fund has been established in honor of Ms. Wanda J. Cogdell. Ms. Cogdell was a passionate civil servant in the healthcare field in Atlanta, Georgia. Her devotion toward clinical social work and providing quality service radiated through all of her connections with people. The time and effort she poured into each individual case, allowed for her to hone her skill, and expand her knowledge. Both at work and in her personal life, Ms. Cogdell never met a stranger because she treated everyone with the kindness, empathy, and respect one would reserve for a close friend. She would go above the norm to ensure that patients and families received quality care.



In 1986, after earning her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology, from Tift College of Education, presently known as Mercer University, she dedicated her career to the field of social work, while unexpectedly making genuine long-lasting connections and changing the world one interaction at a time. Her tenure included working in various healthcare arenas, such as Nursing and Hospice Facilities in the greater Atlanta area, as well as notable hospitals such as Piedmont Hospital, Dekalb Medical, and Emory LTAC. While battling cancer, Ms. Cogdell continued her commitment to the work of social work and was living proof that “in a gentle way you can shake the world” (Mahatma Gandhi).

Through the memorial fund, Ms. Cogdell’s legacy of service, dedication, and generosity towards others will continue by providing support and funding to the next generation of social workers and make it possible for them to fully enhance their educational pursuits in order to provide quality and equal service to each and every individual.

Eligibility Requirements:
Accepted as a Brewer Foundation Scholar
High School Senior, post high school vocational program, or enrolled college student
2 Letters of recommendation
Interview with the Memorial Fund Committee

Eligibility Requirements

Brewer Foundation Scholar
Entrance into a college or vocational school after an absence of 1 year or longer (Must have completed 1st year of educational program)
A declared major or vocational pursuit
Demonstrated community service to underprivileged and marginalized communities.
2 Letters of Recommendation (1 from a community leader)