Evan C. Gary Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Fund Code: 1
The Evan C. Gary Memorial Scholarship
Grant and Carol Gary
Scholarship Award Amount
Award half the amount each semester
Number of Scholarships to be Awarded
Scholarship is Renewable if Criteria are Maintained
College Major or Field of Interest
Engineering, science, or pre-medicine
Minimum Grade Point Average Required
- · Applicant student’s family must be a member of AFHE (Arizona Families for Home Education)
- · Student–authored, one-page summary about his or her life as a homeschooled student including interests, extracurricular activities, and achievements.
- · Student–authored, one-page essay articulating the student’s worldview, how this view has directed their career choice (Engineering, Science, or Pre-Medicine), and how he/she plans to use his/her chosen path to advance the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.
- · Parent–authored, one-page summary of his/her involvement in the student’s education and a summary of any outside tutors or institutions utilized to accomplish this goal. Also provide a list of grades the student was homeschooled as well as a parent-prepared transcript and community college transcript (if applicable). *Please note that recipients of this scholarship must have been homeschooled for at least seven years in order to be considered.
- · Two letters of recommendation from non-family members who have known the student for at least three years; one must include a letter from a pastor or staff member of the student’s home church.
- · A copy of the results of a nationally recognized achievement test (SAT, ACT, etc.)
- · Recent high-resolution digital photo of the student (jpg file).
The Evan C. Gary Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the life and contributions of locally homeschooled student, Evan C. Gary; son of Grant and Carol Gary of Phoenix. Evan had a keen interest in engineering and the sciences, particularly historical science and biology. Through his various projects and creative interests, he had an even bigger heart to see that those around him knew the love of Jesus Christ. At the age of 12, Evan was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. With his whole family by his side, he sought treatment over a 25-month period at four different internationally known medical institutions across the United States. As he bravely battled cancer in all of these various settings and circumstances, Evan continued to homeschool and excel in most everything he did while maintaining a positive attitude and an eternal perspective on life. Once a person met Evan, their life was changed forever and for the better. The evening before he passed away, at the age of 14, Evan declared, “I am going to serve Jesus and Him alone. I am going to focus on what is right. How about you?” As Evan’s parents, then, it is our hope that his words would continue to live on and inspire the home-educated youth of tomorrow; taking this mandate into their hearts as they pursue their respective field in engineering, science, or pre-medicine.