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CARH Scholarship Foundation

James L. Poehlman, Gordon L. Blackwell, Jack Godin, Jr. and CRHD Founders Scholarships 

Each year, the CARH Scholarship Foundation awards four students of CARH-member properties $1,000 per semester for educational expenses, for a maximum of four years of funding. CARH's scholarships are named after James L. Poehlman, Gordon L. Blackwell and Jack Godin, Jr., three CARH members who were instrumental in our association's success, and the newest scholarship, the CRHD Founders Scholarship, is named after all of the founding members of the Council for Rural Housing Development (CRHD, or now known as CARH). CARH is proud to name its scholarships in their honor.  CARH and the Foundation thank all of our members for their support of the Scholarship Fund -- in pledges, special donations and purchases made at the auctions during the 2005-2012 Annual Meetings.

Applications for the 2014 Scholarships will be accepted until April 30, 2014.

Click on the appropriate link below to download an application.  Please review the criteria and complete the application that fits your current situation.


Traditional Students -- Individuals that are currently a candidate for high school graduation or within the past five years received a high school diploma or equivalent.

Non-Traditional Students -- Individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent, who have or previously had been out of school for five years or more.


2013 Scholarship Recipients

english_2013Dy'Lean English
Dy’Lean English is a resident of Summer Place Apartments in Carrollton, Alabama a property managed by CARH member, Hollyhand Companies. Dy’Lean is a member of the 2013 graduating class of Aliceville High School, where she holds a 3.93 GPA and is receiving an Advanced with Honors diploma. In school, she is involved in student government, Beta Club, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Future Business Leaders of America and Health Occupations Students of America. She is a Sunday school teacher at Exiting Life Church and works at the Pickens County Medical Center and Aliceville Middle/Elementary School Library. Dy’Lean will be attending Bevill State Community College-Fayette and will major in biological sciences and pursue an Associate in Science Degree. Dy'Lean was awarded the Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship.

jackson_nyshira_2013Nyshira Jackson
Nyshira Jackson is a resident of Azalea Apartments in Bowling Green, Florida, a property managed by CARH member, Southwind Management Services. Nyshira is a member of the 2013 graduating class of Hardee Senior High School, where she holds a 3.7 GPA. In school, she is involved in the National Honor Society, Lionettes, volleyball, chorus and the student council. She is a member of Take Stock in Children and attends First Baptist in Bowling Green. Nyshira will be attending Florida State University and study pre-medicine. Nyshira was awarded the James L. Poehlman Scholarship.

valdez_erica_2013Erica Valdez
Erica Valdez is a resident of Regency Plaza Apartments in Russellville, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member, Irby Management. Erica is a member of the 2013 graduating class of Tharptown High School, where she holds a 3.36 GPA and is graduating with an Advanced Diploma. In school, she is a member of SADD, 4-H, the student council, Future Business Leaders of America, FCA, basketball, cheerleading, track and was homecoming queen. She works part-time and participates in the First Baptist Littleville Youth Group. Erica will be attending Northwest Shoals Community College and plans to pursue a degree in Speech Pathology. Erica was awarded the Jack Godin, Jr. Scholarship.

sloan_candace_2013Candace Sloan
Candace Sloan is a resident of Cedar Run Apartments in Brownsburg, Indiana, a property managed by CARH member, Dominion Realty, Inc.. Candace is enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College where she has a 3.061 GPA.  She is the mother of a seven year old son, works full-time, and volunteers with her son’s soccer club.  Candace plans to pursue a career in the medical field in nursing or surgical technology.  Candace was awarded the inaugural CRHD Founders Scholarship.

2012 Scholarship Recipients

thumb_frederick_sonia_2012Sonia Frederick
Sonia Frederick is a resident of Stanton Meadows Apartments in Senaca Falls, New York, a property managed by CARH member, Baldwin Real Estate Corporation. Sonia was a member of the 2012 graduating class of Waterloo High School, where she held a 3.9 GPA. Sonia  is attending the University at Albany-State University of New York and will pursue a double major in Globalization and Political Science. Sonia was awarded the Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship.

thumb_collett_rebecca_2012Rebecca Collett
Rebecca Collett is a resident of Quail Hollow Apartments in Inez, Kentucky, a property managed by CARH member, T.M. Associates, Inc. Rebecca is currently attending Morehead State University and is pursuing a degree in social work. In addition to her schooling, Rebecca is the mother of two children and also works as a family mentor for the Martin County Kentucky Sobrierty Treatment and Recovery Team. Rebecca was awarded the James L. Poehlman Scholarship.


thumb_sykes_deidra_2012Deidra Sykes
Deidra Sykes is a resident of Avondale Apartments in Hernando, Mississippi, a property managed by CARH member, Southern Management Group. Deidra was a member of the 2012 graduating class of Albertville High School, where she held a 3.9 GPA. Deidra attends Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Deidra was awarded the Jack Godin, Jr. Scholarship.




2011 Scholarship Recipients

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Christopher Bright
Christopher Bright was a resident of Ashbrook Apartments in Albertville, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member, Sunbelt Management. Chris graduated Albertville High School in 2011 with a 4.2 GPA. Chris attends Auburn University and is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in Automotive Engineering.  Chris was awarded the Jack Godin, Jr. Scholarship.






thumb_christen_canadaChristen Canada
Christen Canada is a resident of Brookhaven Apartments in Huntsville, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member Greer Management. Christen graduated from Alabama A&U University with a bachelor's degree in biology. In addition to her full time course load, Christen is the mother of two children. She plans to attend the University of Alabama-Birmingham and study pre-med. Christen was awarded the James L. Poehlman Scholarship.


thumb_kirkpatrick_cheerleaderJessica Kirkpatrick
Jessica Kirkpatrick was a resident of Belmont Lodge Apartments in White House, Tennessee, a property managed by CARH member Hallmark Management. Jessica graduated from White House High School in 2011 with a 3.62 GPA. Jessica attends Middle Tennessee State University where she is majoring in early childhood education.  Jessica was awarded the Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship.




2010 Scholarship Recipients

thumb_lockhart2010Paula Lockhart
Paula Lockhart was a resident of Cumberland Village in Saint Marys, Georgia, a property managed by CARH member, Hallmark Management. Paula graduated in 2010 from Camden County High School with a 3.52 GPA. Paula attends Wesleyan Collge where she is majoring in Theatre and Mass Communications.  Paula was awarded the James L. Poehlman Scholarship.


thumb_belnap2010Grace Belnap
Grace Belnap was a resident of West Tisbury Apartments in Rexburg, Idaho, a property managed by CARH member, Syringa Properties. Grace received her bachelors degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho in the Summer of 2011.  She is married and has two sons.  Grace was awarded the Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship.



lee2010Charles Lee
Charles Lee was a resident of Carriage House Manor in Andalusia, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member Sunbelt Management. Charles graduated from Andalusia County High School in 2010 with a 3.89 GPA. Charles is attending Troy University and pursuing his BSN in nursing, with plans on becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Charles was awarded the Jack Godin, Jr. Scholarship.


2009 Scholarship Recipient

jensenTrey Jensen
Trey Jensen was a resident of Hillside Park Apartments in Tonasket, Washington, a property managed by CARH member Ad-West Realty Services. He graduated from Tonasket High School in 2009 with a 3.67 GPA. Trey attends Western Washington University and  his major is Physical Education and Health. Trey was awarded the James L. Poehlman Scholarship.




2008 Scholarship Recipients

hobsonAngela Hobson
Angela Hobson was a resident of Burbaker Square Apartments in New Carlisle, Ohio, a property managed by CARH member, The Provident Companies. Angela graduated from Tecumseh High School in 2008 with a 3.71 GPA.  Angela graduated from Wright State University in April 2013 with a degree in Social Work. Angela was awarded the Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship.





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LaSquizzie Kern was a resident of Hannah Heights in Ethel, Mississippi, a property managed by CARH member, Intervest Corporation. LaSquizzie graduated from Ethel High School in 2008 with a 3.97 GPA. She graduated in April 2013 from the Mississippi University for Women with a degree in Art Education and Art Design.  LaSquizzie was awarded the James L. Poehlman Scholarship.




2007 Scholarship Recipient

hutchinson2007_4Britania Hutchinson
Britania Hutchinson was a resident of Parkwood Apartments in Pell City, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member Hollyhand Companies. She graduated from Pell City High School in 2005 with a 3.4 GPA. She gradated from the University of Montevallo in 2010. Britania was awarded the Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship.


2006 Scholarship Recipients

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(Pictured: Lyshanda (Robinson)Harbin & Charmelia Danielle Davis)






Lyshanda (Robinson) Harbin
Lynshanda Robinson was a resident of Brandywine Apartments in Arab, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member Sunbelt Management. She graduated from Arab High School in 2006 with a 3.6 GPA, and was the first member of her family to graduate high school. In 2008 she graduated from Wallace State Community College. She is married and goes by Lyshanda Harbin. Lyshanda was awarded the Gordon L. Blackwell Scholarship.

Charmelia Danielle Davis
Charmelia Davis was a resident of Sagewood Apartments in Eutaw, Alabama, a property managed by CARH member The Morrow Companies. Danielle graduated from Greene County High School in 2005 with a 3.6 GPA. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2009.  Charmelia was awarded the James L. Poehlman Scholarship.

 




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