Monday, February 01, 2010
The University of West Georgia recently announced the creation of the Carl C. and Judith F. Horvath Memorial Scholarship. The endowed award was established by Pamela J. Horvath, assistant professor of nursing.
Carl C. Horvath was born in 1938 and graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn, MI in 1956. During his life, Carl served in the Navy for four years and as a mechanic with Eastern Air Lines for 33 years.
Judith F. Horvath was born in 1939 and graduated from Lowrey High School in Dearborn, MI in 1957. She worked as a bank teller before marriage and a homemaker afterwards, raising her and Carl’s children. Judith later returned to the workforce, working for Motorola in South Florida and later Yokogawa in Newnan.
Although neither attended college, both Carl and Judith made education a high priority for their children. Through this scholarship, Horvath hopes to honor her parents’ strong work ethics and dedication to others.
The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student chosen by a committee within the School of Nursing. Criteria for recipients include being an undergraduate or graduate nursing student and having an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. Preference will also be given to those students who are single parents.
For more information about the scholarship, call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 678-839-6582.