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Carroll Students Named Carson Scholars

Release Date: 3/26/2010 10:44:56 AM

Thirteen students from Carroll County Public Schools have been selected as Carson Scholars. The following students will be recognized at the Carson Scholars Fund Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Martin’s West.
  • Amanda Biederman, Grade 12, South Carroll High School
  • Sarah Hall, Grade 6, Northwest Middle School
  • Jared Harless, Grade 5, Taneytown Elementary School
  • Lincoln Heath, Grade 8, West Middle School
  • Stacey Heaver, Grade 11, Westminster High School
  • Nicholas Holocker, Grade 9, Century High School
  • Grace McCarthy, Grade 9, Liberty High School
  • Christopher Nusbaum, Grade 6, Northwest Middle School
  • Anna Parsons, Grade 9, Westminster High School
  • Nathan Saurusaitis, Grade 6, North Carroll Middle School
  • Kelsey Stansbury, Grade 9, Manchester Valley High School
  • Elizabeth Welliver, Grade 11, Winters Mill High School
  • Laura Wonilowicz, Grade 8, East Middle School.    
The Carson Scholars Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1994 by Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy. The Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities.  Students then receive the honor of being named Carson Scholars and are awarded with an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments. Previous winners of Carson Scholarships are eligible to reapply for the scholarship annually, as long as they consistently maintain high academic standards.
An interested student must be nominated by the principal at his or her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. Only one student from each school is able to apply, ensuring that each nominee epitomizes academic excellence. Carson Scholars must have a GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service. Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement and humanitarian qualities, without regard to financial need or ethnicity.

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