Glynn Carver Memorial Scholarship

Glynn Carver

Glynn Carver

A True Toledo Bend Giant, Student, Teacher, Fishing Industry Visionary and Pioneer, Outdoorsman, and Business Leader.

Glynn Carver and Scholarships

The Toledo Bend Lake Association has established a memorial scholarship fund to honor Glynn Carver for his life, his achievements, and his unequaled impact on Toledo Bend and the surrounding communities. Glynn’s vision and leadership were instrumental in the development of Toledo Bend and to the benefit of the Lake, its residents, businesses, and its infinite number of visitors over the first fifty years of the Lake’s history. Glynn’s contributions to the Lake area will continue to be impactful into the future. Glynn believed in education and benefited greatly from his own scholastic achievements.

The Glynn Carver Memorial Scholarship Fund will honor and memorialize Glynn and inspire future students to carry on his legacy to the Toledo Bend community, and beyond.

Scholarship Administration and Funding

The scholarship is administered and funded* by TBLA. The Scholarship will be in the amount of $3000.00 at a minimum. Private donations are also made to the Scholarship Fund from year to year. The Scholarship may be increased to more than the base $3,000 amount, depending on donations received or by additional funding approved by the TBLA Board of Directors. Last year we actually awarded $6000.00 dollars for the Glynn Carver Memorial Scholarship and awarded two TBLA Scholarships, one for $3000.00 and one for $1000.00 to applicants for the Glynn Carver Memorial Scholarship based on additional contributions to the Fund.

Selection Criteria

The Glynn Carver Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior or enrolled college student that resides, or has resided in the Toledo Bend Lake Area, or who has spent significant time enjoying Toledo Bend Lake.

The Scholarship will be awarded based on the Candidate’s scholastic record, economic need, field of study, and essay submital. The Candidate’s field of study is not limited to any particular field. Preference will be given, however, to those Candidates whose areas of study are related to advancing wildlife or fisheries sciences that could potentially benefit Toledo Bend or other lakes in the future. The Scholarship Committee will also consider qualified candidates planning to study any general science, marketing, engineering, medical or environmental fields of study.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit a one to three-page essay on the topic of “Toledo Bend, What the Lake has meant to me and why I should be considered for a Glynn Carver Memorial Scholarship” as well as a paragraph titled “What I would like the Scholarship Committee to know about me.” Essays and the attached Scholarship application should be submitted to:

The Toledo Bend Lake Association
Attention: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1031
Many, La. 71449

The submission deadline is February 1, 2024. The Scholarship Recipient will be announced at the Toledo Bend Lake Association’s annual “Bass Unlimited, Back a Great Fighter” Banquet on April 19, 2024.

Please contact Gary Moore at 281-798-7131 if there are any questions regarding a scholarship submital.

2023 Recipients

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Miss Katie McClure

This year’s recipient is Miss Katie McClure of Hemphill High School, who impressed the scholarship committee with her attitude and determination toward excellence. Katie received the Glynn Carver Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $6000. She will be studying Education at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches.

Miss Matea Whittington

In light of the number of qualified candidates applying for the scholarship this year, TBLA approved additional funding to award more scholarships. Miss Matea Whittington was awarded a $3000 scholarship. Matea is a graduating senior from Zwolle High School and plans to study Ag Education at Southern Arkansas University.

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Miss Bailey Strother

And Miss Bailey Strother was awarded a $1000 scholarship. Bailey is a graduating senior from Hemphill High School and plans to study Nursing at Baylor University.