Archons and Archousai from Gamma Xi Boulé gathered together on May 26 to celebrate the accomplishments of two outstanding area high school graduates during the 5th annual Matthew Carter Scholarship Awards Ceremony.
The Gamma Xi Boulé Foundation created the Matthew Carter Scholarship to honor Archon Carter, who was a charter member of Gamma Xi Boulé, as well as a national officer of Sigma Pi Phi. The Scholarship awards a total of $16,000 per awardee with payments of $4,000 for the four years of their college career.
Matthew Carter Scholarship recipients are students from Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties who plan to attend four-year accredited colleges or universities. Students must graduate with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and commit to pursuing a degree in one of the following fields; business, finance, science, math, health, or the humanities.
The Gamma Xi Boulé Foundation awarded its 2018 Matthew Carter Scholarship to Dequontez Lavender, a 2018 graduate of Booker High School in Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Lavender graduated with a 4.0 GPA and he will matriculate as a business administration student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in the fall.
Last year’s awardee, Marc Brunot, will enter his sophomore year at Florida Gulf Coast University in Estero, Florida in the fall and he will continue his studies as an accounting major. At the ceremony he received his 2nd installment of his scholarship funds totaling $8,000 so far.
We are very proud of all our Matthew Carter Scholarship recipients and wish them the best of luck in this upcoming school year.
2017 Matthew Carter Winner, Marc Brunot
The Gamma Xi Boulé Matthew Carter Scholarship provides financial assistance to high school seniors in Sarasota and Manatee county who plan to study at accredited four year colleges and universities.
Since the inception of the Program, over 45 students have been awarded scholarships.
In 2014, five students were awarded scholarships of $1,000 each.
The students attend Florida A&M University, State College of Florida and Florida Polytechnic University.
In 2015, four scholarships were awarded to students enrolled at The Ringling College of Art+Design,
Ryerson University, Florida Institute of Technology and Keiser University.
In 2016, four scholarships were awarded to students enrolled at University of Florida,
Minott State University, Jacksonville University and Rhodes College.
In 2017 Marc Brunot won the scholarship and will receive $16,000 over the next 4 years
as he attends Florida Gulf Coast University.
Completed applications must be received by
April 5, 2019.
This scholarship is presented by the Gamma Xi Boulé Foundation, Inc. directly to high school seniors for academic or technical/trade school expenses. An award is issued upon proof of enrollment in a four-year accredited college/university or a technical/trade school leading towards a Certification. Eligibility is based on successful graduation from high school.
Questions and completed application packets should be emailed to the scholarship committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Gamma Xi Boulé Foundation, Inc.
Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
P.O. Box 20117
Bradenton, FL 34204
Applicants may download application form below.
Applications will be accepted on-line. Finalists will be contacted and interviewed by the Scholarship Committee.
Dear Mr. Bell,
I wanted to email to thank you and the foundation for being a recipient of the foundation scholarship this past year. I have been meaning to email you sooner but I have been busy all summer with an internship I took with Arbor Homes in Indianapolis.
I just wanted to check in and say how thankful I was to be not only considered but awarded the scholarship. If there is ever anything you need or have any more opportunities to grow in the business community please feel free to reach out.
I will be finishing up my Senior year at the University of Florida this coming academic year and will be pursuing an MBA sometime in the future soon after.
Please extend my gratitude to everyone with the foundation and please feel free to call, text or email at any time.
Thank You Very Much,