Scholarship honors Garrens

The Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies is now offering four $1,000 college scholarships, including the Sheila and Ken Garren Scholarship to honor LC President Garren and his wife.

The 2012 scholarships are 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 focusing on helping people to be self-reliant.

• Environment issues focusing on sustainability, with particular emphasis on fresh water resources.

• Peace issues favoring conflict resolution of all disputes, global and local.

These scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Students must submit one essay of not more than 1,500 words to apply for each of the five scholarships.

Students must read Cabell Brand’s book If Not Me, Then Who?, the Charles “Hap” Fisher biography, the Shirley H. Brand biography, and the other short biographies listed on the scholarship web page.

Students must use the book and biographies 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.

The Cabell Brand Center works with local and regional organizations promoting sustainable economic and environmental development. The Center encourages college students to participate actively with these organizations to work toward “The Common Good,” and continue this public service throughout their lives.

Check the Center’s website for more information.