The Wini Williams Carter Community Service Scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior from Long Beach Poly High who has demonstrated a commitment to helping those less fortunate in our community. It’s a 4-year award, $1,000 per year given based on continued attendance at a college or university of the student’s choice. The scholarship is named after Wini Carter, a beloved St. Luke’s parishioner whose life-long community service sets an example for all of us. She’s 98 and still going strong, volunteering in various capacities around the city and making friends wherever she goes.
For the first time, we have a full contingent of four Wini Williams Carter Scholars! They are Hannah Bogich (2014), Monique Lozano (2015), Chloe Weatherspoon (2016), and Derek Matos (2017). Our first four scholars are attending Northeastern University, Boston; Cal State University - Long Beach; and UCLA.
At our 10am Eucharist on Sunday, August 13, we welcomed our newest recipient, Derek Matos. Additionally, this was our farewell to Hannah, who will be completing her four years as a Wini Carter Scholar. We love our scholars and wish them all the best in their future endeavors!
We welcome donations to keep this scholarship going and to assist future community leaders in their educational advancement. Please contact the church office for more information.