Texas Tech University

Allan L. Carter and Olga Meloy Carter Memorial Scholarship

For a senior English major or graduate student in English who has positive traits such as creativity, a talent for self-expression, enthusiasm, an ability to inspire others, and a minimum overall 3.5 GPA. Administered by the Student Awards and Scholarships Committee. Amount is substantial to the recipient and conveys excellence. One award.

Dr. Allan Carter (1890-1939) was born in Everett, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. from Clark University, a M.A. from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1920, he accepted a position as assistant professor of English at Penn State, where he met Olga May Meloy, who was also teaching English. In 1927, Dr. Carter accepted the position of Professor and Head of the English Department at TTU.

Allan Carter

Olga Meloy Carter (1893-1975) was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Dickinson in 1916 with a B.S. in education. She taught a variety of subjects and served as assistant principal of Euola H.S. She received a M.A. in 1921 from the University of Chicago and taught at Penn State. After Allan Carter died in 1939, she became an instructor in the TTU English Department and taught here for 21 years before retiring in 1960.

Olga Meloy Carter