Frank J. Caverly was born on August 8, 1906, in Baraboo, Wisconsin. He was the son of Harry L. Caverly and Nellie Ryan. Frank was self- employed as an insurance broker. Frank and his wife, Thelma, were residents of Pima County, Arizona. In 1981, Mr. Caverly created his living trust with a scholarship fund for American Indian students. In 1989, Thelma Caverly passed away. Frank followed on October 20, 1991. Mr. Caverly had a keen interest in American Indian culture. His desire was that the Caverly Scholarship Trust Fund would continue to benefit American Indian students. Frank’s wish was “…that the [scholarship] recipients will do the most good for their people in whatever field they choose.”
In keeping with Mr. Caverly’s wishes, the purpose of the scholarship fund is to provide financial support for American Indian students pursuing post-secondary education at a community college, tribal college, college, university, or vocational/technical school. The course of study and training must be useful and of benefit to American Indian people and tribal communities.
Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
Be tribally enrolled
Be a high school graduate
Be accepted and attending a community/tribal college, college, or university or vocational/technical school in Arizona.
Student’s educational objective must benefit tribal communities, directly or indirectly; and
Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students