Carrie B. Hines Endowment Scholarship

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June 16, 2015

Carrie B. HinesCarrie B. Hines was born March 2, 1937 in Selma, Ala. She is the mother of Booker, Virginia, Herman and Sonny Hines. Carrie was married to Henry Hines for 48 years. She was an entrepreneur who spent many years selling Watkins Products. Carrie was a member of the United Missionary Baptist Church of Saginaw where she sang in the choir, served on the Mother’s Board and taught youth and adult classes.


Carrie served as a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saginaw County for 27 years. While a volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saginaw County, Carrie was a big sister to six sisters who went on to become mothers, employees and leaders in Saginaw County.


Carrie dedicated her life to emulating Christ in thought, word and deed. Her love of family, children and the elderly was evidenced by her willingness to assist and support those in need. Carrie passed away March 30, 2014. She is loved and missed by family and friends.


To honor Carrie’s memory and her dedication to Christ, Family and Saginaw County, the Carrie B. Hines Endowment Scholarship was established by her daughter, Virginia A. Hines, PhD./Carrie B. Inc. to encourage participants of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saginaw County to volunteer to assist those in need and pursue higher education at Ferris State University. The award is funded through the sale of a gospel CD entitled “In Memory of a Virtuous Woman: Carrie B. Hines.”



● Minimum 2.0 GPA
● Minority student 
● Full-time undergraduate enrollment at Ferris State University
● Minimum two (2) years participation with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saginaw County prior to high school graduation
● Minimum of 20 volunteer hours at a Veterans Health Administration Hospital or Clinic to be completed during last two years of high school


Evaluation Criteria

Financial need (40); Academic performance (20); Community service (10); Overall involvement in work, school and community activities (10); Interview (10); Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saginaw County participation (10)

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