Carthage, MO – During the Carthage High School Academic Awards Night on May 3, Carthage Community Foundation Board President Jeff Williams and Foundation Coordinator Heather Collier presented $24,100 in scholarship awards to 7 deserving Carthage High School seniors.
Curtis Rex Carter Applied Science Scholarship
$5,000, renewable for 3 additional years
Hands to Work Hearts to God Scholarship
Kennedy Ladd & Yuliana Alberto
Thelma Stanley Jayhawk Scholarships
Dr. William B. McIntyre Scholarship
Quigley Jasper Co. Christian Athlete Scholarship
Thelma M. Stanley for Education Scholarship
Funding is made possible by generous donors from the Carthage community who established permanent endowed scholarship funds with CCF to support generations of students with their education. The CCF Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee are honored to help carry out these donors’ wishes, continuing their legacy of giving and supporting students in our community and region.
The Dr. William B. McIntyre Scholarship Fund was newly established to honor the late Dr. McIntyre and to support a graduating high school senior from Carthage or Joplin High School. Through an online application including highlights of her extensive community and school activities, a well-written essay explaining how furthering her education would impact society, and two excellent references, Rylee Scott was selected as the inaugural recipient. Rylee plans to attend College of the Ozarks and major in Chemistry/Pre-Dental and hopes to return to the Joplin/Carthage area for dental school and practice.
CCF congratulates all these fine students and wishes them well in the next steps in their education.
With more than 20 years of service to the community, Carthage Community Foundation (CCF) works to establish permanent endowments that enhance the quality of life for current and future generations by investing in Carthage. CCF is governed by a Board of Directors, chosen for their knowledge of the area. Investments are guided by an Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, following a prudent investment policy for long-term endowments. CCF currently oversees more than 88 giving & scholarship funds established by individuals, families & organizations to improve quality of life in the Carthage area, and has granted/distributed more than $9.5 million to date to support local nonprofits and residents. To establish a new giving or scholarship fund, now or with a planned gift, contact Foundation Coordinator Heather Collier. Visit cfozarks.org/carthage or facebook.com/carthagecf to learn more.