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"The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth" - Erasmus

Carmen Boswell Educational Scholarship

The Carmen Boswell Educational Scholarship, sponsored by The Boswell Family Charitable Foundation, was founded to assist new and continuing college and vocational students to in pursuing their educational and career goals.  This scholarship is named after a woman that valued education. Though her own academic accomplishments were limited, Carmen Boswell’s drive was rooted in ensuring that the next generation saw success through education. The Carmen Boswell College Educational Scholarship is one of several academic scholarships designed to aid underprivileged youth realize their academic dreams. 

            This specific scholarship in the amount of $750 will be awarded to four (4) students well-deserving students by August 1, 2023.  While academic achievement is important, this scholarship is intended to recognize the whole-person concept. More specifically, community service and service to the church, and other services demonstrating Christian values are a few of the key factors in awarding this scholarship.  Additionally, the applicant’s ability to communicate is vitally important and will be assessed by a review of the applicant’s personal statement (described below).

  • Scholarships are limited to graduating high school seniors accepted into a regionally-accredited college or university or accepted into a vocational or technical school student who was enrolled in a regionally-accredited college or university at the beginning of the 2020 fall semester/quarter.

  • Applicant must demonstrate a financial need as well as the determination for classroom academic, and civic achievement.

Application Criteria:  All applicants must submit the following requirements no later than

April 28, 2023, for consideration.

  • Completed Application Form

  • Personal Statement: 250 - 500 word essay (details below)

  • One Letter of Recommendation. Letters can be from:

  • Nominating high school teacher, guidance counselor, or someone other than a family member or friend who can vouch for your character.

  • Evidence of Application to a College or Trade School Acceptance. Note that scholarship recipients will be required to provide an acceptance letter once available.

  • High School Transcript (Cumulative GPA must be 2.70 or higher)

  • Resume - Should demonstrate individual involvement in the local community.

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