Good Deed: Aviation maintenance student’s outlook soars after receiving Mike Rowe work ethic scholarship

Contributed photo / GNTC Aviation Maintenance student Jonathan Clegg received a $3,000 Work Ethic Scholarship from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Clegg is also known to his friends as “Thor.”

A Georgia Northwestern Technical College Aviation Maintenance Technology student who overcame a battle with depression is looking at a promising career after receiving a scholarship from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation.

Jonathan Clegg received a $3,000 Work Ethic Scholarship as an aviation maintenance technology student at the Aviation Training Center at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome.

He is using the scholarship for education expenses and to augment his toolkit. The school's faculty recommended his current toolkit contents, but he said he will need more tools as he advances in the industry. The tools he currently uses are "industry standard" in his field but are also "prohibitively expensive."

Catherine Edgemon