Doris E. Carleton

Doris E. Carleton

The William J. Carleton Memorial Scholarship is offered to a returning Jefferson Community College student who has excelled in his or her field of study. It is required that the recipient be a north-side resident of Watertown, New York.

This scholarship was created in 1992 by Doris E. Carleton. Although it is meant to perpetuate the memory of her father, the late William J. Carleton, information regarding his life is scarce.

A brief review of Miss Carleton’s life will provide information about the Carleton family and reveal something about the essence of the scholarship. Born on May 26, 1896, in Watertown, her mother was the late Jane Davison Carleton.

In 1920, Miss Carleton began work at the Flower Memorial Library in Watertown, where she was employed for 40 years. She retired from her position in 1960.

In 1933, Miss Carleton became a student at Columbia University in New York City. She attended Columbia on a scholarship granted by the New York State Library Association. She received the scholarship for her work to introduce new and valuable concepts related to the operations of a library. For two years, from 1948 to 1950, Miss Carleton attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

As a resident of Watertown, Miss Carleton attended Trinity Episcopal Church. Doris E. Carleton died February 21, 1992.

The Jefferson Community College Foundation is grateful to Doris E. Carleton for offering this scholarship.