FNBC awards 31st Boyd Carpenter Scholarship
Austin Himschoot, a 2015 graduate of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts in Hot Springs, has been selected as the recipient of the Boyd Carpenter Scholarship, awarded annually by FNBC Bank. This is the 31st year for the $4,000 scholarship, sponsored through the Arkansas Community Foundation.
Himschoot, a Hardy native, completed his high school education with a 4.27 GPA and scored an impressive 35 on his ACT. He plans to attend Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, and will major in mathematics and minor in statistics. His plans are to become a college professor like his grandfather.
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts is a public, residential high school for academically advanced juniors and seniors. Students traditionally apply in their sophomore year for their final two years in school. Before attending ASMSA, Himschoot attended the Highland School District.
He was active in several clubs and athletics including Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Geo Club, Student Government Association, Future Farmers of America, Quiz Bowl, Student Council and Junior and Senior High Baseball. He is also a member of 4-H, his church’s youth group, and volunteers as a community leader and peer mentor.
He is the son of Janna and Chris Himschoot of Hardy.
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.
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.