In collaboration with Tucumcari Lodge No. 27 AF&AM, awards are made annually for students working toward a 2 or 4 year degree, masters, or doctoral degree. Carl Scott was born one year after New Mexico was admitted to the Union and called New Mexico home for 90 years. Mr. Scott was a graduate from the New Mexico Military Institute and served in World War II. After suffering an injury and becoming disabled, he returned to New Mexico to work as an engineer for the Civil Service.
Through his estate, Carl Scott established a program to assist New Mexico residents from Quay County to continue their post-secondary education. Applications are considered from graduating high school seniors beginning their college education, currently enrolled college students, or from nontraditional students. The nontraditional student is defined as a person who is returning to school after time away, pursuing a career change, or a first time adult student. In 2021, this fund provided 15 awards between $750 and $2000 for students to continue their education. Applicant may pursue a master’s, bachelor’s, or associate degree in a science and/or human service discipline without consideration of a planned career location or alternatively applicant may pursue a degree, technical or vocational certificate, or a diploma for use in any planned trade or career in a northwest New Mexico community. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.