Testimonial: Harold and Cynthia Carter Memorial Scholarship


Harold and Cynthia Carter Memorial Scholarship

Helping people get a college education was important to Harold and Cynthia Carter. So important they left nearly their entire life’s savings to ensure people in LaRue County could go to college. Harold graduated from Hodgenville High School in 1948 and Cynthia from Buffalo High School in 1953. Neither were able to attend college at that time. Both went to work and Cynthia later graduated from Sullivan Business College in Louisville.

Harold was a Marine Corps veteran, retired from civil service at Fork Knox where he, along with two coworkers, was cited for bravery in 1980, receiving the Army’s top civilian award in a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Cynthia was a more than 50-year member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She retired from civil service with more than 36 years of service in various jobs at Fort Knox.

Through their most generous estate gift, Harold and Cynthia will forever give back to their community by providing educational opportunities for students in LaRue County. Through their gift, scholarships will be awarded annually to LaRue County High School graduates.

To get started setting up a scholarship fund, or for additional information, please contact Davette Swiney at 270-737-8393 or by email at dswiney@ckcf4people.org.