GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER 2016 SCHOLARSHIP
The Carver Birthplace Association (CBA), in conjunction with the George Washington Carver National Monument, is pleased to announce the fourteenth annual George Washington Carver Scholarship. The scholarship is a onetime award in the amount of $1,000.00 for the 2016/2017 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 Iowa State University, Tuskegee University, Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, or an accredited college within a 100 mile radius of Diamond, Missouri, site of the George Washington Carver National Monument. 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 2/05/16), or from local high school guidance counselors(beginning 2/12/16). Applications must be submitted to the park by Friday March 11, 2016. For more information you may contact Ann McCormick, CBA Director by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 417-325-4151 Ext 276.
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 example.