This named scholarship was established by the children of Carl and Bernitta Burtt in honor of their parents to benefit a student majoring in any course of study in the College of Arts & Letters. Carl dropped out of school at the age of twelve in order to support his 12 brothers and sisters. Although he was unable to complete his own education, he always maintained the value of a good education. He married the former Bernitta Wilcox in 1944 and they had six children. Though she also did not finish high school, Bernitta valued education and vowed that all of her children would complete high school and support their efforts to attend college. Recipients must be of sophomore status with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.