Scholarship for Rad Tech Students Helps Moms Meet Financial Obligations

For Columbus Technical College students Felisha Brown and Annabelle Moore, news of winning the Aranas Scholarship was a dream come true. Thanks to their hard work as first year students in the radiologic technology degree program, Brown and Moore can each add $1,600 per year to their education bank accounts. 

Twenty-four-year-old Brown and her husband have two children: a four-year-old and an eight-month-old. She says the scholarship will make a “huge difference” in her life. Brown thought she’d be able to get financial aid but that turned out not to be the case. 

Moore, 25, and her husband are both full time college students. Even without a three-year-old in the mix, it’s tough making financial ends meet. 

“Our biggest expense is daycare,” Moore said. “Just one month of it is almost the same as tuition. This is an enormous help to us offset the cost.”

Both Felisha Brown and Annabelle Moore are thrilled to be part of the Columbus Technical College family saying their instructors stand by them every step of the way and the environment is supportive and personal. 

The Aranas scholarship was named for late Columbus radiologist Dr. Fred Aranas who died in a car accident in 1988 on his way home from a medical call. The scholarship was established by his professional partners, Radiology Associates, and is managed by the Columbus Regional Medical Foundation and administered by Columbus Technical College Foundation, Inc. 

The 135 credit hour Radiologic Technology program has been part of the curriculum at Columbus Technical College for more than seven years, having transferred from Columbus Regional. The Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology, and the hands-on training involved in earning it, prepares students for employment in radiology departments in hospitals, clinics, and physician offices.  

For more information on the Columbus Technical College Radiologic Technology Program, please contact Program Manager, Patricia Mansell at (706) 225-0514 or email pmansell@columbustech.edu.

(left to right) Columbus Technical College radiologic technology students and Aranas scholarship winners Felisha Brown and Annabelle Moore.

(left to right) Columbus Technical College radiologic technology students and Aranas scholarship winners Felisha Brown and Annabelle Moore.