Carter Selects 2015 Scholarship Recipient
Carter Financial Management has named Rebecca Coy, a newly graduated senior at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas, the recipient of a $6,000 scholarship to study human development and family sciences at The University of Texas-Austin. She graduated June 8.
“It’s quite exciting to be graduating from high school with the assurance that I can pursue a degree in nursing with the financial support of Carter Financial Management,” said Coy. “I’m honored to be this year’s winner of the scholarship.” Coy attended J.J Pearce High School, which is a part of the Richardson Independent School District.
Coy was chosen by the Carter Financial Management scholarship committee because she is an outstanding leader, as proven by her personal and academic pursuits. She graduated in the top 10 percent of her class while also mentoring school freshmen, being a class officer and volunteering at Medical City and All Saints Catholic Church, among others.
“We were impressed by Rebecca, especially her character and vision,” said Bill Carter, president of CFM. “She wrote in an essay that success-financial success-‘ … comes from prudence, perseverance and due diligence.’ She is mature in mind and heart. We’re proud to extend our support to Rebecca and her family.”
“Carter Financial Management initiated its annual scholarship in 2014 to help students aspire to, lead and pursue their educational dreams, regardless of income or other potential roadblocks,” said Carter. “This program is meant to help set the course for aspiring college students. Just as our goals are to help clients reach financial independence through planning and goal setting, this scholarship extends the hopes and dreams of young men and women.”
The process is led by CFM’s scholarship selection committee, which includes Bob Berg, Bill Carter, Kathy Muldoon, Tonya Brenneman, Dr. Gloria McNutt, Nancy Berg and Phil Maxwell. Together, they reviewed applicants from several public high schools in Dallas and north Dallas. Following initial review, the committee interviewed four exceptional students whose community service, academic performance, and leadership distinguished them from their peers.
In 2014, CFM awarded an $11,500 scholarship to Jorge Rodriguez Santana, class valedictorian at Emmett J. Conrad High School in Dallas. He just completed his first full year at Texas A&M.
“It’s quite exciting to be graduating from high school with the assurance that I can pursue a degree in nursing with the financial support of Carter Financial Management.”