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2022 Scholarship winnerS

With our National theme of “ "listen to the children…enrich their lives", Chums’ Founders’ National Scholarship, established at the October 2001 Conclave at Hilton Head Island, SC. in honor of Chum Founders Mary Ward Barnes, Joyce Tate Brown and Theodora Jackson Cora.

This scholarship benefits young adults attending college for the first time who have a documented financial need.  

The CHUMS Founders’ National Scholarship is a one-time scholarship award for a recipient who is nominated by a local chapter.   The recipient of the award will be voted on and announced at the annual conclave each October. 

Many of our local chapters have fundraisers for the scholarship program offered through Chums Inc.  Although family members/relatives of a Chum are not eligible for this scholarship, we encourage all Chums’ families to help identify eligible and worthy candidates for this wonderful opportunity.

•    A high school senior 
•    A non-family member of a Chum
•    Has completed volunteer services for the last 3 years
•    Has a five (5) year plan of future education/career goals
•    Has obtained awards, distinctions and academic honors in the past 3 years


Makari Tarpley, Atlanta CHUMS 2022 Scholarship Winner.jpg

1st Place: Makari Tarpley

Mikari Tarpley is the Chums Incorporated Founders Scholarship recipient for 2022. A graduate of Pebble Brooke High School, Mableton, Georgia. Mikari is an outstanding student

academically as well as civically. Mikarai has accomplished many academic achievements


  • Straight A honor roll since the 3rd grade.

  • Class of 2022 Georgia Certificate Merit Winner

  • Inducted into the National Honor Society 2019

  • The principal’s medallion for being the most exemplary senior in graduating class

Mikari is well-versed in the arts and has been recognized for her talents and treasures. Makari

had the honor of performing as Young Nala in Disney’s “The Lion King.” Some of her other

honors include:

  • Most Outstanding in Chamber Chorus (2022)

  • Best Overall Actor (2022

  • Most Outstanding Student in Drama (2022)

  • Most Promising Drama Student (2022)

  • Most Outstanding Artist (2022)

  • Best Overall Singer (2022)

  • Most Outstanding Senior Soprano/Alto (2022)

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2022 Scholarship Recipients

2nd Place: Kahmiyah Jones

  • 1st Place - Mikari Tarpley - Atlanta Chapter
  • 2nd Place - Kahmiyah Jones - Tri-City Chapter

 Scholarship Applications

Available from the local Chums Chapter, which services your area.

Chapters: go to the Members section/Forms for the scholarship application and instructions. 

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