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
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
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)
2022 Scholarship Recipients
2nd Place: Kahmiyah Jones
1st Place - Mikari Tarpley - Atlanta Chapter
2nd Place - Kahmiyah Jones - Tri-City Chapter