2014-15 George Washington Carver Scholarship Information



            The Carver Birthplace association (CBA), in conjunction with the George Washington Carver National Monument, is pleased to announce the 12th annual George Washington Carver Scholarship.  The scholarship is a onetime award in the total amount of $1,000 for the 2014/2015 academic year.  It will be awarded to a local graduating high school senior, or local home school student receiving a GED certificate.  Criteria for determining the award recipient will include academic achievement, community involvement, and need.  Students should plan to attend an accredited college within a 100 mile radius of Diamond, Missouri, site of George Washington Carver National Monument, or Iowa State University, Tuskegee University, or Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.  Chosen area of study must include one of the following:  Science, Art, Agriculture, Music, or Education.

Scholarship applications may be obtained from the Visitor Center at the George Washington Carver National Monument, located at 5646 Carver Road, Diamond, Missouri (beginning 2/7/2014), or from local high school guidance counselors (beginning 2/14/14).  Applications must be received at the Park by Friday March 14, 2014.   For more information, you may contact Ann McCormick, CBA Executive Director by email at cba.volunteers@gmail.com or by phone at  417 325-4151.

Carver Birthplace Association exists to encourage the scientific, educational, historical, and interpretive activities of the National Park Service at George Washington Carver National Monument.  As an educator at the Tuskegee Institute, Dr. Carver encouraged his students to “Strive for Your Highest Goal.”  The Annual CBA Scholarship is one way we strive to continue Dr. Carver’s Legacy.

 Contact:  Ann McCormick

Phone:     417 325-4151

Email:     cba.volunteers@gmail.com