About the Committee

John T. John
Chairperson/Legal Representative

Andy Callender
Education Representative

Lynn C. Thorburn
Business Representative 

After carefully screening the candidates who have been nominated by public high schools of King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties, the members of the Carman Scholarship Committee then personally interview each applicant. These Committee members, serving without pay, represent business, educational and professional fields and assure the widest possible representation of opinion. Such varied background enables the Committee to understand and encourage a diversity of talents and abilities.

In addition to appraising the candidate application forms, conducting interviews and awarding appropriate grants, the Committee also attends to the various legal aspects involved, keeps track of the progress of current Carman scholars, reviews their applications for scholarship renewals and makes all the necessary arrangements with KeyBank National Association which, as Trustee, pays the specified amounts directly to the scholars. The Committee also supervises the publication of a report issued in pamphlet form to summarize the scholarships awarded and to describe any activities considered to be of general interest.

One of the important events of the year is the informal reception and banquet which the Committee holds each summer for the Carman scholars. It gives the Carman scholars attending various schools an opportunity to become acquainted with each other and the members of the Committee.