Marietta Metro Rotary’s Carithers Free Enterprise Scholarship is an endowment fund set up in memory of former members Larry and Jane Carithers. It is an annual scholarship for a deserving Cobb student to attend Chattahoochee Technical College, providing tuition for twelve months. Half of the tuition is provided by the endowment and the remainder by the club via pledges and foundation funds. It was created in 2016 to offer an educational opportunity to a local student that the club could be involved with and help succeed.
Our first winner of this scholarship is Aliana Tate. She graduated from South Cobb High School in May of 2017. She is a full-time student at Chattahoochee Technical College majoring in Business Technology. Aliana also works full-time (or as her studies allow) for the Primrose School. After Chattahoochee Tech, Aliana would like to earn a bachelor’s degree and open her own business.