FNBC awards 2021 Boyd & Maxine Carpenter Scholarship
Chase Orf, a graduate of Izard County Consolidated, has been selected as the recipient of the Boyd & Maxine Carpenter Scholarship, awarded annually by FNBC Bank. This is the 37th year for the $4,000 scholarship.
Orf completed his high school education with a 4.07 GPA and is enrolled at Lyon College in Batesville for Fall 2021. He plans to major in Biology with a focus on pre-medicine and either minor or double major in mathematics. He wrote in his application he has wanted to become a surgeon since he was about six years old after watching his grandmother help in the medical field.
He was a member of the Cougars basketball, baseball, track, cross country and quiz bowl teams during his time at ICC. He was also part of FBLA, FCCLA, BETA, C.H.A.S.E. Club and Student Council. Additionally, he volunteers with his local youth baseball and softball league as an umpire and helps to run the concession stand at local fields when available.
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 Bank President and Chairman of the Board who was a devoted advocate of education. This year, the scholarship was renamed to include Boyd’s wife and long-time FNBC employee, Maxine. She retired from FNBC after serving almost 40 years in several positions, including Teller, Bookkeeping Supervisor, Assistant Cashier and Assistant Vice President over Operations.
Boyd & Maxine’s son, Martin, currently serves as Chairman, and their granddaughter, Molly, serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Deposit and Marketing Officer.
The Arkansas Community Foundation manages the scholarship endowment fund.
Graduating seniors from 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.