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Helen Carpenter (L) widow of former state senator and longtime Rotarian Bob Carpenter is pictured with one of the Bob and Helen Carpenter Nursing Scholarship winners Stephanie Morgan (C). Grace Kim not pictured, also received the honor at the May 30th, 2012 club Meeting. Club Member Susie Ledford (R) made the presentation.


  2011 Nursing Scholarship Winners Kellie Colquit and Holly Owen with club member Susie Ledford at the August 31st, 2011 meeting.



The Rotary Club of Franklin Bob and Helen Carpenter Nursing Scholarship

 During the 2011-12 Rotary year, the Rotary Club of Franklin established the Bob and Helen Carpenter Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship, awarded each year in honor of the late North Carolina State Senator and longtime Rotary Club of Franklin member Bob Carpenter and his wife Helen, goes to a deserving student or students who are presently pusuing a degree in the nursing field.  The Carpenter Scholarship offers up to $1500 in scholarship funds to one or more Macon County nursing students enrolled in their second year of study at WCU and / or SCC.

Gosia Tiger was presented a $1500 Carpenter Nursing Scholarship by Scholarship Chair PP Nancie Wilson July 6th, 2016.





PP Nancie Wilson presented Mariah Francescutti a $1500 Carpenter Scholarship July 6th, 2016.










President-Nominee Lenny Jordan presents Kara Joy Seaman with the 2015 Bob and Helen Carpenter Nursing Scholarship June 3rd, 2015.


The 2014 Bob and Helen Carpenter Scholarship winners included Edith Jennings (L) and Katherine Sevigny (R). The presentation was made at the 2014 Academic Excellence Banquet on May 21st, 2014.  



Kaycee Cashion (2nd from left) and Holly Owen (2nd from right), both students in the nursing program at SCC, were awarded the Bob and Helen Carpenter Nursing Scholarship at the Rotary Club of Franklin's Academic Excellence Banquet on May 7th, 2013 at Tartan Hall in Franklin. Cashion is pictured with her husband (far left). Owen is pictured with her family and Helen Carpenter (far right), widow of longtime Rotary Club of Franklin member and State Senator Bob Carpenter,



2011-2012 Past Club President Mike Norris presents Helen and Bob Carpenter, Jr. a proclamation, naming the nursing scholarship, The Senator Bob and Helen Carpenter Nursing Scholarship at the August 31st, 2011 Meeting.