Chip Carter - Boyz Garage Endowed Scholarship
“Chip” Carter passed away in April 2018 after a brief illness. Chip was a true Vallejo Kid. He was in the first graduating class at Springstowne Junior High School and the first graduating class at Hogan High School. After high school, Carter attended Solano Community College and served a year in the U.S. Army. He worked at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard until 1996 and ran the family business, North Bay Cabinets.
Carter was a member of Vallejo Executive Lions Club, Native Sons of the Golden West, Junior Chamber of Commerce International Senate, and involved in the California Maritime Academy Cadet Host Families. Chip loved classic cars, so he and four others started the Boyz Under the Hood with membership now at 100. This endowed scholarship will assist Solano Community College students from Vallejo that are in the SCC Auto Tech program. Chip and Boyz Garage were tremendous supporters of the Auto Tech program, and the scholarship will create a lasting legacy to his memory.