The George Washington Carver Society (GWC Society) embraces the spirit and commitment of Dr. Carver in giving generously to help others, specifically students, by ensuring they are able to continue their education for their benefit and the community.
The Society was established by support from the College of Agriculture, Environmental and Nutrition Sciences Alumni Association (formerly the Agriculture and Home Economics Alumni Association). In 1988, the Association held a banquet to raise funds to provide scholarships for students in financial need, academically deserving and majoring in Agriculture and Home Economics.
The students receive their scholarship and are recognized during the Annual G. W. C. Society Luncheon. Annually about 40 students are the recipients of the Society’s scholarships and must have:
- GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate)
- 3.75 (graduate)
- A documented financial need.
The Society, which is made of alumni, staff, faculty, and friends from four Departments (Agriculture Sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Nutritional Sciences) have over 110 members and has provided scholarships totaling over $740,000.
The Society is committed to improving the socio-economic well-being, health, and quality of life of rural and urban Americans and their communities. It strives to ensure the ample, nutritious, and safe food and fiber supply that is available to all, to promote a sustainable environment while conserving our nation’s natural resources, and to educate others on the importance of these goals.
The membership of the Society is committed to provide the endowment scholarship program for students of merit and need who are enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences. There are two ways in which the Society raises funds for the scholarship.
First is from sales and proceeds of the society’s authorized tape, “A Genius Remembered: George Washington Carver.” The tape highlights various aspects of Dr. Carver’s life, as remembered by people who knew or had contact with him at Tuskegee University and elsewhere.
Second is the membership fees, which start at $50 and range higher. No one will be denied membership based on the donation given. The membership drive starts in late October and is open to alumni, faculty, staff and friends from the departments of Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Food and Nutritional Sciences.
A number of scholarships are available to undergraduate students enrolled in CAENS. For the George Washington Carver Society Scholarship and others or need more information should contact Ms. Tiffani Williams at 334-727-8453 or email@example.com.