Born in 1924, and raised on a dairy farm in Center Township, Greene County, PA, Carl I. Johnston graduated from Center Township High School in 1943. Love of family and Country were paramount to Carl, as he entered the United States Army. He served in the European Theatre of Operations of World War II, as an infantryman.
Upon his return to Greene County, Carl became a third-generation dairy farmer. In 1946, Carl married Joyce Moore. With courage, and their strong faith in God, together they owned and operated a 168-acre dairy farm until 1985, raising Holsteins and subsequent replacements, while developing a genetic breeding and feeding program for the improvement of their herd.
Carl, a progressive farmer, was never afforded the opportunity to advance through formal education. However, he took courses through Penn State University and Ohio State University. He, as well as Joyce, knew the value of a quality education, and impressed upon their daughters the need for furtherance of education.
It is with this in mind, knowing that their parents would have been excited that future students could be able to obtain the promise of a start on their post-secondary education, the family of Carl and Joyce, have established the Carl I. and Joyce Johnston Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The scholarship will be awarded to a West Greene High School senior, to pursue a post- secondary education at an accredited trade, technical, or business school, or a two or four- year college/university, with preference given, but not limited to, an agricultural science or AG based curriculum.
Scholarship guidelines for the Carl I. and Joyce Johnston Memorial Scholarship are available on the CFGC website http://www.cfgcpa.org/post-secondary-scholarships/.
To learn more about the Carl I. and Joyce Johnston Memorial Scholarship, or how to make a gift to the scholarship fund in their memory, contact Community Foundation by phone at 724-627-2010, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website at www.cfgcpa.org.
The Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC), a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2000, is the central philanthropic vehicle in Greene County for donations of various types and sizes. CFGC currently manages over $8 million in assets through more than 100 different endowed and restricted funds.