Complete 10 volunteer service hours related to the topic of their research project
This award honors Jack and Ann’s family of nine children and 22 grandchildren. Education was a core value of the Carney Family, and as Jack and Ann were both educators, it’s not surprising that all of their 9 children and some of the grandchildren graduated from college. Chestnut Hill, Dartmouth, Maryland, Northeastern, Philadelphia School of Textile, Gettysburg, Delaware, Harvard, UC Santa Cruz, Northwestern, Stanford, USC and Saint Joseph’s were the schools of choice. This award honors legacy of Jack and Ann to encourage every child to strive for and to obtain the best education possible.
This award is named in honor of Ann M. Carney, wife of the HEF founder. Ann, a Chester, PA native, attended Notre Dame High School and Immaculata College where she played basketball. She taught French and Spanish at Ursuline Academy, a private catholic school, for nearly 30 years, retiring in 1998 to spend more time with her large extended family. She was a bedrock of support for Jack during his career and in his endeavors to make HEF a reality.
The Founder’s Scholarship, named after HEF founder and educator Jack Carney, is the highest award given by the Human Ecology Foundation. This award is designated for students whose project and service show exceptional merit and has broad applicability in improving the human condition or increasing sustainability of the world’s diminishing resources.
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