Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church Awards 2024 John Williams Scholarship During Mental Health Month

Each year, the John Williams Scholarship Foundation, in collaboration with the Carl and Mavis Williams Family and Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church, awards a scholarship to an employee of the Community Service Board of Middle Georgia (CSBMG) in Dublin, Georgia, who is working toward an advanced graduate degree in the mental health field.

I am delighted to announce that Amanda Jones-O’Neal has been selected by the JWS Board as the 2024 recipient of the John Williams Scholarship. This prestigious award is a testament to Amanda’s unwavering commitment to her continued professional development and her passion for social work.

Amanda joined our team seven years ago and has demonstrated a profound dedication to our mission of serving individuals in need of behavioral health services. At age 30, she returned to school to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work, all while maintaining her responsibilities with CSBMG’s Children and Youth services.

Amanda has consistently excelled in her role, bringing empathy, professionalism, and a keen insight into human behavior to her work. Her academic pursuits are impressive, having maintained a strong GPA while balancing work and studies. Amanda has attended several reputable institutions and engaged in internships at local non-profits, where she gained hands-on experience working directly with diverse client populations.

The John Williams Scholarship supports CSBMG employees who are committed to furthering their education in the helping fields to better serve our clients and families. It is with great pride that we recognize Amanda’s hard work and her commitment to making a positive impact through her continued academic training in social work toward a path of licensure.

The scholarship award was presented to Amanda on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., at Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church located at 511 Bellevue Avenue, Dublin, Georgia.

First photo: Left to Right: Lisa Montford, Assistant Director/Chief Clinical Officer; Marnie Braswell, Senior Coordinator for Children, Youth, and Emerging Adults; Amanda Jones- O’Neal, John Williams Scholarship Recipient; Jan Jones, representing the John Williams family; and Connie Smith, Child and Adolescent APEX program manager