The Walter Carr award was announced in 2018 and named in honor of Walter Carr, who is a graduate of Carver High School. The award will be presented to a graduating senior from a Birmingham City School who demonstrates grit, hard work, and character during their time in high school. In order to apply for the Walter Carr Award, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- 1 page typed essay stating how the applicant represents the qualities of “grit, hard work, and character”
- At least 1 recommendation from a non-related person who can speak about the applicant’s grit, hard work, and character
- Short statement on the applicant’s plans for next year
- Headshot or other photo of the applicant
- Optional – video essay
Finalists will be asked to participate in an in-person interview. Finalists will be notified via email during the week of April 22nd and interviews will take place the week of April 29th.