Barkley Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Barkley family in memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander Barkley, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Adolphus Wilson Barkley, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scott Barkley, all of Iredell County, North Carolina. Three Barkley brothers attended the Ashville Farm School: Harry '24, Carl '21 and George '21, and they all credited their success in life to the Farm School. They grew up on the family farm in Iredell County, where there was no public school for them. Their sister went to Asheville Normal and Teachers College and recommended they all come to the Farm School. Harry Barkley later went on to Erskine College. He eventually came back to western NC and was director of the Presbyterian Home for Children. Carl went on to Berea College and graduated from Atlanta Dental College (now Emory University) in 1926. He practiced dentistry in Winston-Salem, NC until his retirement in 1985. George worked for the railroad for 44 years and in 1999 celebrated 69 years of teaching the same Sunday School Class. George died in August 2006 one month short of his 105th birthday.

The scholarship is awarded to a student from North Carolina with demonstrated financial need.