Mr. Charles V. Jenkinson was a native of England where he received all of his formal education, an education which culminated with a university degree in Engineering. In the 1920’s, Mr. Jenkinson moved to the United States where he resided for the final fifty (50) years of his life. Shortly after his move to the United States, Mr. Jenkinson became a naturalized U.S. Citizen. During his working years he held several different types of positions for the U.S. government. The majority of these years spent in working for the government were as a specialist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He was one of the first people in this country to work on the design and adaptation of various industries as a means for providing training in jobs for federal prison inmates.
In 1966, Mr. Jenkinson retired from government service and moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, the native home of his wife, Mrs. Maud Trappey Jenkinson. Mr. Jenkinson passed away in 1977. In his memory, this scholarship program was established by his widow, Mrs. Maud Trappey Jenkinson.
- Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0