Yogi Crowe Scholarship Fund announces student grants

by Aug 11, 2011COMMUNITY sgadugi, Front Page0 comments


     The Board of Directors of the Yogi Crowe Memorial Scholarship Fund announced on Thursday, Aug. 11 that grants were recently awarded to the following students for fall semester:  Joseph M. Owle beginning the Master’s program in Crop Science at NC State University, Barbara (Sunshine) Parker in her first year at University of Tennessee Law School, Kelsey Standingdeer starting the Master’s program in School Counseling at NC State University, Shannon Swimmer in her second year at University of Kansas Law School, and Trista L. Welch working on her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Florida State University.  

     The deadline for grant applications for spring semester is Tuesday, Nov. 1.  Applications and eligibility guidelines are available from the Yogi Crowe Scholarship Fund Website www.yogicrowecherokeescholarship.org or from Tribal Education. 

     The Yogi Crowe Memorial Scholarship Fund provides grants to enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians attending graduate and post-graduate school.  Grants are provided from the distributable income from the Fund’s perpetual endowment which needs to grow to meet the increasing costs of higher education.  The Fund is incorporated under the laws of North Carolina as a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization.  Contributions are tax deductible and may be sent to Richard (Yogi) Crowe Memorial Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 892, Cherokee, NC  28719.

     For more information, contact any of the Scholarship Fund board members:  Dr. Carmaleta Monteith, president, 497-2717; Dr. Reva Ballew, vice president; Mary Herr, secretary, 497-9498; Sharon Blankenship, treasurer, 497-4057, Leeann Bridges 497-8312, Anita Lossiah 736-2698  or Mary Wachacha 497-5350. 

– Yogi Crowe Scholarship Fund Board