Carr Scholarship Signing Day Events Planned at Angelo State UniversityPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX — Angelo State University will host Robert G. and Nona K. Carr Scholarship Signing Day events on April 11, April 17 and April 23 for all the high school students who have been awarded Carr Academic Scholarships to attend ASU this fall.
The events will all begin at 6 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center inside the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive. Each will open with a dessert reception and will feature students signing their “Carr Academic Scholarship Letter of Intent,” similar to signing events for athletic scholarships. The events are open to parents, families and friends of the scholarship recipients.
Carr Academic Scholarships are renewable for four years and range in value from $1,000 to $15,000 per year. Scholarship awards are based on high school grade point average and standardized test scores on the ACT or SAT college entrance exams. The scholarships are funded by a $130 million endowment, one of the largest in the nation at a regional university. Robert G. Carr and his wife, Nona K. Carr, who bequeathed their interests in oil, gas and other minerals from producing properties in West Texas, made the Carr Foundationpossible.
Carr Signing Days are being held in conjunction with the university’s annual I Chose Angelo State celebration to encourage local and area high school students to take a closer look at what ASU has to offer. The campaign officially kicked off when the San Angelo City Council approved the proclamation naming April “I Chose Angelo State Month” at its regular meeting on April 1. Students at the Carr Signing Day events will receive “I Chose Angelo State” T-shirts.
The Carr Distinguished Scholarship is ASU’s most prestigious scholarship for academic achievement and is renewable up to $60,000. Six Carr Distinguished Scholarships have been awarded to new incoming students this year, providing each recipient with $15,000 annually.
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