Cosmetology Student Wins College Scholarship

A cosmetology student in Georgia was recently awarded a scholarship from the family of a forty-year cosmetologist.

Student Margaret Parker was awarded the Brooksie A. Pike Scholarship in honor of the student’s success and accomplishments while earning her degree at the cosmetology college.

Parker attends the cosmetology college at Okefenokee Technical College in Waycross, GA. Cindy Tanner, the Foundation Director at OTC told a school publication that Parker was the perfect fit for the scholarship.

“It became clear to me that Meg was a perfect candidate for this scholarship and definitely in the right career track when I read her remarks from her scholarship application,” Tanner said of Parker.

Parker is a passionate student at the cosmetology classes and made her enjoyment of the profession known on her application, according to a report on the school’s website. She said that she just wants to have a career that makes her happy. Parker already graduated from college once with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from Georgia Southern University where she also minored in marketing.

On her application, Parker said she has had very little to do with her previous studies and implied that cosmetology college has helped her discover her true calling. She seems to like the idea of helping people to feel good about themselves because it makes her feel good about herself.

The cosmetology school student also works at a salon in her hometown of Alma. Rebecca Parker, the owner of The New You Salon where Parker works is a graduate of OTC and provides support for Parker’s education endeavor. Parker has been involved in the packaging design and promotion of Palmer’s own hair care product line which is also discounted for OTC cosmetology college students.

The Brooksie A. Pike Scholarship is awarded two students at OTC’s cosmetology college each year. The scholarship was created by the family of Brooksie Pike for students at the cosmetology college who are enrolled full-time, are entering their final term with a 3.0 GPA or higher and have garnered outstanding work ethic marks.