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Carey Baird Scholarship Program

In honor of Carey Baird, an advocate for King’s Home, this scholarship was established to assist current/former youth, women, and children residents of King’s Home with furthering their education.

About the Program

Students who qualify for this scholarship can request funding for anything related to furthering their education including but not limited to the following:
• Room & Board Expenses
• College/University Tuition & Registration Fees
• Trade School Tuition & Registration Fees
• Tutoring Fees
• Book Fees

Applicants must provide King’s Home residential information and must demonstrate an unmet financial need.

For scholarship award consideration, applicants must complete the online application with an autobiographical essay. All finalists will then be required to undergo an interview process by the Carey Baird Scholarship Program Committee.

Scholarship disbursements vary depending on needs/funds and are up to the discretion of the Carey Baird Scholarship Program Committee.

Helpful Reminders

  • Please ensure that you complete the entire application.

  • Document your involvement in School and/or Community Service activities. Include awards received and work experience during the same time period. 

  • Please ensure the essay meets the 3000 letter maximum.

  • A confirmation email will be sent following your scholarship submission along with a summary of the data submitted.

  • Carefully review the application for accuracy before it is submitted.

  • All application materials must be received between April 16, 2021 - April 30, 2021 (by midnight Central Standard Time).

  • The online application will remain active as long as your browser is open.  If you close your browser prior to submitting the application, your information will be lost.

  • Contact Catherine Franklin at (205) 775-1804 or if you have questions or need technical assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If a student has been awarded a scholarship in a previous year, are they eligible to apply again?

    • Yes. If a new application is submitted and the student is selected again, it is possible for a person to receive more than one scholarship over the years from Carey Baird Scholarship Program.

  • How are scholarship recipients selected?

    • The Carey Baird Scholarship Committee selects the scholarship winners based on the criteria above and all decisions of the committee are final.

  • How are scholarship recipients notified?

    • The Carey Baird Scholarship Committee will notify all scholarship recipients via email or phone, if email is not available, in May 2021. The names will also be posted on the scholarship page of the Carey Baird Scholarship webpage.

  • If I would like to make changes to the application I submitted, can I resubmit my application?

    • We recommend that you carefully review the application for accuracy before it is submitted. If you have questions or revisions to the submitted application, please contact Catherine Franklin via email

  • Who should I contact if I have questions or technical difficulties with the application?


You can download a sample of the application to help you put your thoughts together before completing the online form by clicking the button below. Remember the form will not save your work, so once you start the online form you will need to complete it during that same visit.


If you have any problems or questions, please contact Catherine Franklin for assistance.


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