Calvin C. Donelson was an outstanding, hardworking member of society and his community who derived great pleasure from woodworking and earned the title of Master Craftsman in carpentry. In addition to being an expert carpenter, he was a creative, personable Master Barber with a love, passion, and dedication for the hair-cutting profession.
Calvin could build anything and do anything that he decided he wanted to do. He believed that anyone could do the same if they applied themselves and made a supreme effort to accomplish their pursuits.
In recent decades, possessing two-year and four-year degrees has become commonplace and essential for many jobs. While these degrees are helpful and often necessary for career success, for many, the trajectory may follow different paths, such as tradesperson or skilled workers.
In honor of Calvin's memory, this scholarship aims to support students who desire to follow a career path in skilled trades. He would be the first to say that a trade career could be an ideal option that doesn't require four years of college.
Any trade school student may apply for this scholarship, but students pursuing carpentry or barbering are preferred.
To apply, please tell us which trade you want to pursue and who inspired you to choose.