Northshore Technical Community College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Lee Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was developed, in part, through efforts by Adronisha Frazier, who currently serves as a biology instructor at the college. This scholarship is to support students enrolled in the Automotive Technology and Diesel Powered Equipment Technology Programs, in loving memory of Percy Lee, Jr., and Roy Lee. Roy and Percy were born to Percy Sr. and Ida Marie Lee of Greensburg, LA as 2 of their 10 children. They learned their automotive skills from their father, Percy Sr. The younger Percy resided in Greensburg and shared his automotive skills with the community. Roy relocated to Atlanta, GA to serve as the head mechanic for numerous dealerships while working for himself. Percy died unexpectedly in an automobile accident in May 2006. Roy died from stomach cancer in October 2020. Adronisha explained the driving force behind creating this scholarship opportunity:
“This scholarship idea came about a few years after my family experienced the devastating loss of my mom's brother. But, you may wonder, why now? I have worked with hundreds of students at the community college level in the last 6 years. Unfortunately, I have lost some due to barriers that exist in their personal lives. There are many barriers to success that still need to be addressed collectively in higher education. If I can help eliminate just one while pushing forth the legacy of two people that meant a lot to my family and me, then I feel I am truly advocating for my students.”
NTCC will award the Lee Memorial Scholarship every academic year. Awards are for one academic year (spring and fall) only. The recipient will be recognized at the annual Chancellor's Sunrise Breakfast in April. Eligibility for the scholarship requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, good standing both academically and financially, completion of an NTCC scholarship application, and full-time enrollment status in the Automotive Technology and Diesel Powered Equipment Technology Program. Expanded scholarship opportunities in addition to financial aid availability and affordable tuition make NTCC a great choice for anyone taking the next step in personal and professional growth. Whether enrolling after high school or changing or accelerating your career, opportunities abound at NTCC. For more information, please visit www.northshorecollege.edu.
About Adronisha Frazier:
Adronisha Frazier currently serves as a biology instructor at Northshore Technical Community College. Additionally, she is a recipient of the Gators Give Professional Development Grant, which supported her attendance at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) conference in November 2019. Through her involvement with NABT, she was appointed as an initial cohort member of "QB@CC" (Quantitative Biology at Community Colleges), developing instruction modules. She was also awarded the NABT's Biology Educators Leadership Scholarship in 2020.