Jack and Betty Charlier founded the scholarship with the intention of identifying young Christian leaders and helping them accomplish their goals for the future.

Jack found professional success in the establishment of Master Manufacturing, an Evansville-based company. In his later years, he found the joy of knowing Jesus Christ. Jack passed away in January 2005.

His wife Betty continued the vision of raising Godly young men and women who will lead in our community by setting a positive example through their love for God and others. She passed away in February 2022.