Ron Cowling, Sr. of Cowling & Cowling Investment Group of Wachovia Securities awarded two scholarships on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at the West Orange – Stark High School and two scholarships on Thursday, May 22, 2007 at the Little Cypress – Mauriceville High School.

Recipients of the Sue Parrish Cowling Educational Fund Scholarships were Chase Adams, Sam Bess, Derek Borel, and Matt Reeves. Adams plans to attend The University of Texas at Arlington and major in Nursing. Bess plans on attending McNeese State University majoring in Music Education. Borel will major in Finance at Lamar State College – Orange. Reeves will attend Texas State Technical and major in Computerized Instruments.

Cowling plans to award the Sue Parrish Cowling Educational Fund Scholarships annually to graduating Seniors in the West Orange Cove CISD and the Little Cypress – Mauriceville CISD. Cowling says, “We place a strong emphasis on the education of the youth in our community. We feel an obligation to help any way we can.”

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