State Rep. Mary Littleton has presented the first scholarships in a program to help recently unemployed residents of Dickson and Cheatham counties who need job training. Recipients of the first Littleton Scholarships are Meagan Binkley and Jennifer Stinson of Cheatham County and Kelly Wyatt of Dickson County. The freshman Republican from Dickson created the scholarship using grant funds to assist residents to get the education they need at the Tennessee Technology Center-Dickson to re-enter the workforce. The scholarship is designed to be used in conjunction with state and federal financial aid to cover a year of tuition, books, supplies and uniforms in a TTC-Dickson program. The recipients have the option of applying for a second year of aid. Littleton created a three-member committee that reviewed applications and selected the scholarship recipients. “Given the high stress from being unemployed, every opportunity must be made so that local families can meet their required expenses and get back into the workforce,” Littleton said. “I am happy to provide the funding for these scholarships so that individuals get the training they need in order to secure both new employment and their families’ futures.” Littleton was elected to the 78th District seat in November and serves on the House Health and Transportation committees. She has already announced she plans to seek a second two-year term in 2014.