FNBC awards 2023 Boyd & Maxine Carpenter Scholarship

 In General

Pictured left to right: Molly Carpenter Day, FNBC Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, presents the Boyd & Maxine Carpenter Scholarship to Ava Pendarvis, a 2023 graduate of Highland High School. Boyd & Maxine were Molly’s grandparents.

Ava Pendarvis, a 2023 graduate of Highland High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Boyd & Maxine Carpenter Scholarship, awarded annually by FNBC Bank. This is the 39th year for the $4,000 scholarship.

Pendarvis completed her high school education with a 4.10 GPA and is enrolled at the University of Arkansas for the fall 2023 semester. She plans to major in business management with a focus on human resources development. She is eager to attend the University’s Walton School of Business to prepare for her future career.

She was president of Student Council, a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Art Honor Society, and Fellowship of Christian Students. She was also a varsity starting athlete for the Lady Rebels Softball team and a member of the Lady Rebels Volleyball team.

An outside committee was selected to review all applicants and conduct interviews with their top candidates.

Established in 1984, the Boyd & Maxine Carpenter Scholarship honors the late-FNBC Bank President and Chairman of the Board and his wife and long-time FNBC employee, Maxine, who were devoted advocates of education.

Boyd & Maxine’s son, Martin, currently serves as Chairman, and their granddaughter, Molly, serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer.

The Arkansas Community Foundation manages the scholarship endowment fund.

Graduating seniors from Izard, Fulton and Sharp County are eligible to apply. Renewable for up to four years, the recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA on a 4-point scale, or equivalent.

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