WE HELPED #MAKEADIFFERENCE by creating, promoting, and managing a scholarship fund to recognize women who have demonstrated bravery, an immense work ethic, and the determination to overcome challenges to achieve their goals.
FINDING THE NEXT WOMAN READY TO #MAKEADIFFERENCE Beverly Arrants was a true advocate for education and its power to transform a person’s life. She was an inspiration and motivation for others to overcome barriers to achieving their educational dreams, including our CEO, her son Rusty McCarty. In her honor, the Beverly Arrants #MakeADifference Scholarship recognizes young women who have demonstrated bravery, an immense work ethic, and the determination to overcome challenges to achieve their goals, and who are eager to use their education to make a difference in their community. THE BEVERLY ARRANTS #MAKEADIFFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP In addition to designing and managing the entire application process, CustomED conducted outreach to local and national organizations in order to encourage applications from women from nontraditional career paths or who had experienced a barrier to starting or completing their education. This included direct outreach to schools, nonprofits, and community partners to ensure that as many women as possible would have the opportunity to apply, as well as the creation of marketing materials to support these organizations’ outreach on our behalf. THE IMPACT CustomED received more than 1,100 scholarship applications for the Beverly Arrants #MakeADifference Scholarship. In May 2020, our inaugural scholarship winner was awarded $10,000.