The Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 MCCF Shane Dickerson Carter Memorial Scholarships which focuses on Service Above Self. This year’s scholarship award winners are Natalie Marie Hasselmeier and Austin Thomas Scott of Montgomery High School.
This scholarship was established by Don Carter in memory of his late wife, Shane Dickerson Carter who was very interested in furthering the education of young people who demonstrated a “Service Above Self” attitude and commitment. Seniors from Montgomery High School are eligible to apply for this award every spring.
While adjusting to the challenges of teaching remotely due to COVID 19, the Carter Scholarship Selection Committee at Montgomery High School was charged with selecting two students who demonstrated a commitment to overcome poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, homelessness or other barriers to life, through their community and/or international volunteer efforts. Special consideration could be given to students who had recorded volunteer hours at the Rotary of lake Conroe Memory Park and had a financial need. This year’s winners represent some of the top seniors of the Montgomery High School Class of 2020.
Ms. Hasselmeier will be studying Biomedical Sciences at Texas Tech University in the fall. During her high school career at Montgomery High School, she was an active member of MHS Student Council, National Honor Society, Interact, and Health Occupation Students of America. She qualified for both District and State while a member of MHS’ Women’s Varsity Powerlifting team and was the starting catcher for the school’s Varsity Softball team. She graduated third in her class, including a number of AP classes. Family support and encouragement during adversity was the theme of her essay.
Mr. Scott will be studying Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University in the fall. His community and school activities included a volunteer intern at All the King’s Horses, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Interact and Psychology Club. In addition to being a UIL Science competitor in his senior year, which is invitation only, he received several academic recognitions and graduated twenty-eighth in his class. His essay focused on his volunteer mentoring experiences at the All the King’s Horse’s camps.
The Carter family and the board of Montgomery County Community Foundation congratulate Ms. Hasselmeier and Mr. Scott as they embark on this new adventure in their education.
Montgomery County Community Foundation unites donors’ passions with the future by creating legacies that improve the quality of life through post high school scholarships and support of non-profits serving Montgomery County. To find out more about MCCF, go to www.mccfoundation.org or call Julie Martineau at 281.367.8158.