Carrie and George Lyter Scholarship

The Carrie and George Lyter Scholarship, established in 2002, is an endowment of the Perry County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC. It is available for students attending Perry county high schools and entering a 4-year degree in an education field.

Preference will be given to those studying with emphasis on science or math; however, students studying with emphasis on other subjects are still encouraged to apply. The donors do not desire any special recognition for the scholarship but would like to observe the good that the scholarship provides to the lives of the deserving students.

The student selected to receive the scholarship will be asked to forward their transcript to TFEC at the end of their first year of college, with a note explaining how this scholarship has aided their goals.

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March 15


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Scholarship FAQs


  1. Graduating senior of Greenwood High School, Newport High School, Susquenita High School or West Perry High School who will major in education.
  2. Extra consideration will be given to students pursuing a career in elementary or middle school education or science or mathematics education
  3. Academic achievement, including a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in their junior/senior year
  4. Demonstrated commitment to the community through extracurricular activities
  5. Demonstrated talent for leadership
  6. High moral character (attend and be involved in church activities)
  7. Financial need
  8. Essay
  9. Supplemental documents. This may include a resume, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), or other scholarship-specific documents. Specific requirements are noted in the application.


Identify your current interest in elementary or middle school education and include your professional goals. Essay should be titled, 300 words maximum.


Recipients of this scholarship may apply again for additional consecutive years. Students must submit a full application but may be prompted to complete a different essay.

Would you like to support the ? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!


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