Students honored as Carson Scholars

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Fox Chapel Area High School sophomore Joanna Li was named a 2024 Carson Scholar, and senior Henry Koloc had his status as a Carson Scholar renewed and was recognized for the fourth time. They were invited to attend the 20th Annual Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Awards Ceremony April 7 at Acrisure Stadium where they were honored for their accomplishments.

Thousands of students from across the nation are nominated each year by educators based on their high academic achievement and their commitment to their communities through community service. This year, 570 students from across the nation, and 89 from Pennsylvania, were named 2024 Carson Scholars. Additionally, 936 students (125 from Pennsylvania) had their Carson Scholar status renewed.

Each year the fund awards $1,000 college scholarships and the coveted honor of being named a Carson Scholar to a select group of high-achieving students in grades 4-11 who not only demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, maintaining at least a 3.75 GPA, but also embody significant humanitarian qualities. The students also receive an Olympic-sized medal and a certificate.

To date, the Carson Scholars Fund has awarded more than 11,049 scholarships to students. The Carson Scholars Fund was started by Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, and is dedicated to impacting the nation in a positive way by cultivating future leaders who are academically talented and socially conscious. The fund is a nonprofit public charity based in Maryland.