FNBC awards 30th Boyd Carpenter Scholarship
ASH FLAT, Ark. (June 5, 2014) – Charles Fuller, a 2014 graduate of Highland High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Boyd Carpenter Scholarship, awarded annually by FNBC. This is the 30th year for the $4,000 scholarship, sponsored through the Arkansas Community Foundation.
Fuller ranked second in a class of 96 and completed with a 4.12 GPA. He plans to attend the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville this fall, where he was accepted into the Honors College, and will study biology with a minor in business. He aspires to continue on to dental school after completing his undergraduate work.
While at Highland High School, Fuller was as an active student, playing basketball, baseball and golf. He was also team captain of the quiz bowl team, president of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), president of Brothers and Sisters in Christ and vice president of student council. He was the recipient of the Crystal Wiles Achievement Award his junior year and was also a Boys State and HOBY delegate. He received the Tommy Bolt Golf Award his sophomore and junior year.
Fuller has been the Youth Worship Leader at First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village for the past three years, has served on five interstate mission teams and has volunteered for various other community and church initiatives.
He is the son of Steve and Beth Fuller.
An outside committee was selected to review all applicants and conduct interviews with their top candidates. Established in 1984, the Boyd Carpenter Scholarship honors the late-FNBC president and chairman of the board who was a devoted advocate of education.
Graduating seniors from schools in Izard, Fulton and Sharp County are eligible to apply. Renewable up to four years, the recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA on a 4-point scale, or equivalent.