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Carol Strip Whitney Scholarship
Carol Strip Whitney Scholarship

The Carol Strip Whitney Scholarship represents a life of passion, as she has taught gifted children for 45 years. Dr. Carol believes in the abilities of gifted children to make this world a better place. These children will be our leaders, our researchers, our inventors. It is her belief that an investment in their futures can only serve to awaken the important aspects of learning for the world of tomorrow. She had many incredible experiences with gifted children and their families throughout many years in the public schools, and after years in the classroom, she retired from public schools to start her own practice in serving the needs of the gifted child and their families. Dr. Carol operates Gifted Services of Ohio, which serves gifted children, grades K-12. She has also written three books on the subject of gifted education and received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in curriculum of the gifted adolescent. Her books include, Helping Gifted Children Soar, 2000 with a revision in 2012; A Love for Learning: Motivation and the Gifted Child, 2010, and she is writing Turning Stress into Success: A Handbook for the Gifted. It is Dr. Carol’s belief that too often the gifted child is not understood and that parenting a gifted child is like riding the world’s highest, longest, and most complicated roller coaster ever built. It takes support and understanding to help these children develop to their highest potentials. Applicants to the scholarship intend to be among the leaders of the next generation.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Candidates must be graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.75 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, 4.0 GPA on a 5.0 scale, or high school graduates with a 3.0 GPA in college.
  • Candidates must be residents of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, or Ohio.
  • Candidates must participate in extracurricular activities.
  • Candidates must be considered gifted, as denoted by the parent ID letter from their school district. Students who are homeschooled or from districts that do not issue letters may submit documentation indicating an IQ of 130 or above from a licensed psychologist.
  • Candidates must demonstrate high moral character in his or her daily life.
  • Candidates must attend or plan to attend an educational institution in the U.S.

March 1, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. EST

Award Amount:

Two scholarships at $2,000

Contact person for more information:

Scholarships Team
The Columbus Foundation