Are you interested in applying for the Roy J. Carver scholarship program? If your answer is yes then we have got all the information you will need on this page.
ROY J. CARVER CHARITABLE TRUST
One of Iowa’s largest private philanthropic organizations, The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has more than $400 million in assets and distributes more than $16 million in grants annually. It was established by Roy J. Carver’s bequest, an industrialist and philanthropist from Muscatine who passed away in 1981.
Since the beginning of its grant-making activities in 1987, over $400 million has been granted in the form of some 2,500 individual grants. The program areas that the Carver Charitable Trust is most interested in are biomedical and scientific research, elementary, secondary, and higher education, as well as other concerns pertaining to the needs of young people.
Mr. Carver started his career in the late 1930s and early 1940s at the Carver Pump Company in Matherville, Illinois, and then in Muscatine, Iowa, producing high-quality contractor pumps. He was educated as an engineer and possessed the zeal and perseverance of the traditional business entrepreneur. He established Carver Foundry Products in the early 1950s to provide the molds for his pump business. Then, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he founded the Bandag Company in Muscatine, which went on to become the biggest manufacturer of equipment and materials for tire retreading in the transportation sector worldwide.
Mr. Carver was passionate about excellence in whatever he did. He was fluent in five languages and had a lifetime passion for flying and travel. He was a kind man who was always prepared to assist those in need. He was particularly interested in supporting educational initiatives for young people as well as research projects that advanced science and improved human health.
Until his passing at the age of 71, Mr. Carver was still actively involved in his several enterprises and charitable endeavors. The Charitable Trust he founded to support these and other causes in perpetuity is founded on his dedication to youth, education, and research.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
The Carver Charitable Trust gives grants to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations that have received I.R.S. designation. Although some prizes to institutions may be given to people as scholarships and research funds, grants are not given to people directly. The Trustees are aware that legacies are occasionally required to achieve the long-term aims of a proposal, although the Trust normally does not award endowments or give yearly operating support.
The majority of funds are provided to organizations in Iowa and parts of Illinois, as well as to other groups in which Mr. Carver had an interest throughout his lifetime, and for initiatives that will be carried out in these states. Generally, the Carver Trust funds programs that meet the education and learning needs of young people, scholarships, and biomedical and scientific research.
In honor of Roy J. Carver, who succeeded by taking initiative and working hard, the Carver Charitable Trust funds the Roy J. Carver Scholarship Program. Students with exceptional promise and talent, who struggle financially or are dealing with life-limiting conditions, can apply for scholarships.
The following requirements must be satisfied by students in order to be qualified for the Roy J. Carver scholarship:
- The applicant must be an American citizen
- Applicant must have graduated from an Iowa high school that is accredited or have lived in Iowa for at least five years straight before applying.
- Junior classification for the award’s fall semester
- Full-time attendance (12 credits or more)
- A minimum overall GPA of 2.80
- Establish financial needs by using a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted before March 1 as the basis.
•Indications of exceptional social and/or other obstacles to full-time college attendance
The Carver Trust welcomes preliminary written or electronic inquiries to [email protected] before submitting a formal request to ascertain whether a planned project aligns with a Trust interest and to prevent additional work for a possible application. Letters of inquiry must be no more than two pages long and cannot include videotapes, in-depth financial reports, or other types of supporting documentation.
The opening letter of inquiry should contain the following details:
• A succinct description of your organization, including its founding, the number of personnel and board members, and the services it offers.
• A brief explanation of the project’s goals, intended outcomes, and proposed methods of implementation.
• A recommended budget that includes the project’s overall cost as well as the amount you want to ask the Trust for. If at all possible, list the specific parts of the budget for which you intend to ask the Trust for funding. List any additional sources of money for the project that are either committed or in the works.
• A justification for why the Carver Trust’s involvement in the project is essential. Include any prior interactions you may have had with the Trust or any interactions you may have had with Trust personnel or other parties that influenced your choice to contact the Trust for financing. All inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Troy K. Ross
Trust for Charitable Purposes of Roy J.
Iowa Avenue, 202
52761-3733 Muscatine, Iowa
Interested persons can now apply here http://www.carvertrust.org (Click on the scholarship page to access the program)