Lt. Gen. Forrest S. McCartney Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Magi Sizemore
Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
My mother began it to honor my father, who graduated from Auburn in 1952. He was a space pioneer, a lieutenant general in the Air Force, and Director of Kennedy Space Center when America returned to flight following the Challenger tragedy.

What would you want recipients of this scholarship to know about you or the person(s) for whom it is named?
He was kind, loved people, and believed everyone should have the best education possible.

Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
My grandparents both graduated from Auburn. My grandfather was in the class of 1923, and my grandmother was in the class of 1924. She was one of the first female graduates. When I was 2, my dad taught me the Auburn fight song, so I have always cheered for Auburn.

What do you hope your recipients gain through receiving this scholarship?
I hope they receive the best education possible so that they are successful in life, as well as become kind, humble people.