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2013 National College Scholarship Winners


  • Kelli L. Carpenter
  • John Patrick Goode
  • Stephen M. Osowski


    Kelli L. Carpenter

    Flemingsburg, Ky.
    $16,000 College Scholarship
    Transylvania University
    Lexington, Ky.
    Major: Biology
    Parents: Charles and Ova Carpenter
Member Kelli Carpenter may be a small-town girl from Fleming County, Ky., but she has big dreams.
After college, Kelli plans to pursue a career in oncology, devoting herself to cancer research. She says volunteering as a youth reading assistant at her local public library instilled this desire to help others. “I love to inspire children to love books and crave adventure,” says Kelli.
The daughter of Charles and Ova Carpenter, Kelli was a SkillsUSA state officer and Kentucky Governor’s Scholar.


John Patrick Goode

Austin, Texas

$16,000 College Scholarship
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
Major: Civil Engineering
Parents: James and Julie Goode

A graduate of Singapore American School, member John Goode plans to use his education to better the global community.
John served as vice president of the school’s Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics, helping raise funds for abused migrant workers in Singapore. It’s this service work that he says has helped prepare him for the road that lies ahead.
"As an engineer, I’ll be dealing with some of the big issues our world needs to solve, like waste management and fresh water,” he says.
John’s parents are James and Julie Goode.


Stephen M. Osowski

Hartland, Wis.
$16,000 College Scholarship
Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wis.
Major: Business Economics, Chemistry
Parents: Michael and Janelle Osowski

Member Stephen Osowski has ambitious plans to attend law school, and he’s no stranger to hard work.
An Eagle Scout, Stephen is one of an elite group to earn all 134 merit badges. And from planting a butterfly garden at an elementary school to building benches for a local church, Stephen has worked to make his community a better place.
I’ve had the honor of touching nearly every life in my community through Eagle Scout service projects,” he says.
Stephen’s parents are Michael and Janelle Osowski. National College Scholarship Winners.aspx