April 25th, 2013 - Scholarship 2013
Tamim Younos, President of the Cabell Brand Center and Cabell Brand, Chairman, are happy to announce the 2013 winners for the Cabell Brand Center's Scholarship Awards. The significance of these scholarships is not just the money, but the commitment the students have made to spend part of their life, in the late Dr. Charles “Hap” Fisher’s words “working towards the common good”. This year we were able to give $11,000 to 6 students who have made just such a commitment. The future of the country soon will pass into the hands of our young people. Their success and our common destiny will depend upon how well-prepared they are to assume the responsibilities before them. This scholarship program encourages young people to accept the challenges of diminishing poverty, promoting the environment, and advancing peace and justice. The Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies is a non-profit organization founded in 1987, and has been giving fellowships and scholarships for 25+ years.
Essays should be submitted by no later than March 1st, 2014 with a completed "Scholarship Cover Page" and mailed to:
The Cabell Brand Center Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 429
Salem, VA 24153
Decisions will be made no later than May 15th winners will be contacted by mail.
1st Place: scholarship award of $5,000 dollars in honor of Glenna and Jack Burress.
2nd Place: scholarship award of $2,000 dollars in honor of Dr. Charles "Hap" Fisher.
The next four awards of $1,000 dollars will be given in honor of:
- Freedom First Credit Union
The purpose of the Cabell Brand Center scholarship program is not only to help students with the rising tuition costs, but to encourage college students to consider seriously public service, learning from the experiences of Cabell Brand, Hap Fisher, Shirley Brand, and the other scholarship honorees.
(Note priority will be given, but not limited to, students currently enrolled in the Shepherd Poverty Program Shepherd Poverty Program/Shepherd Consortium**)
**The Shepherd Consortium is a proposal for a demonstration grant in higher education to support a eleven-school, five-year project for the study of poverty and human capability, the first of its kind in undergraduate education. The following schools are members of the consortium: Baylor University, Berea College, Furman College, Lynchburg College, Middlebury College, University of Notre Dame, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Virginia Military Institute, Washington & Lee University, and Wooster College. For more information please go to http://www.wlu.edu/x12109.xml, or the Shepherd Poverty Alliance at http://www.wlu.edu/x12105.xml
Hap Fisher, world renowned chemist with scores of patents, chose to devote his professional life to the invention of chemistry-related products, (such as synthetic rubber critical for the United States in WWII), rather than accept much larger salaries for profit-making projects for individual companies.
(As this is written Hap Fisher is 103 years old and in excellent health. He hopes to read personally some of the initial essays.)
Cabell Brand, a successful businessman chose to devote at least 20 percent of his time for 50 years to local and global projects so that he could make a difference in
improving the lives of people.
Hap Fisher and Cabell Brand
Scholarship 2014 Information
The Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies is proud to announce that for 2014 we will be offering six college scholarships, for students interested in studying courses and volunteering in programs - "To Promote the Common Good" - in any one of the three objective goals of the Cabell Brand Center;
- Poverty issues focus on helping people be self-reliant.
- Environment issues focus on sustainability with particular emphasis on fresh water resources.
- Peace issues favor conflict resolution of all disputes, global, and local.
These scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Students must only submit ONE ESSAY of not more than 1,500 words to apply for all of the five scholarships.
Students MUST READ Cabell Brand's book "If Not Me, Then Who?" the Charles "Hap" Fisher Bio, the Shirley H. Brand Bio, and the other short bio’s listed on the scholarship webpage, and use them as examples of inspiration for their essays. Essays should also explain the student’s public service activities and goals, including plans to enroll in college courses related to poverty studies, peace and conflict resolution, and environmental studies — courses that reflect the goals of the Cabell Brand Center.
(Applicants must be U.S. citizens currently attending college.)
- Cabell Band's book can be purchased on this web page (Click the red "Buy the Book" button at the top) or on amazon.com, or barnsandnoble.com. (When an essay is received, costs of books purchased will be refunded upon request.)
- Freedom First 2010 Community Impact Report can be downloaded by clicking HERE and their 2010 Annual Report by clicking HERE. To learn more about Freedom First CU webpage click HERE.
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