Across the nation, 505 students have received the designation of 2019 Carson Scholars. These students received a $1,000 college scholarship, a recognition package and an invitation to their regional awards banquet. In addition to this outstanding group, 878 students earned the title of 2019 Recognized Scholars. These students continue to exhibit the qualities of Carson Scholars by maintaining academic excellence and humanitarianism.
An interested student must be nominated by an educator 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 minimum 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, ethnicity, creed or religion.
Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by world renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy. CSF seeks to combat the American education crisis by discovering promise and rewarding excellence in our nation’s youth through our Scholarship programs.(Source)
Neshannock Township School District is thoroughly pleased to announce that Grace Beal, daughter of David and Corrine Beal, has been named a 2019 Carson Scholar. Grace, a junior, was recognized for her outstanding volunteer work within our community and excellence in education. Layups for Lucy, a community event she spearheads in honor of her late sister, Lucy, has raised more than $100,000 for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Grace was also named one of Pennsylvania’s Top High School Youth Volunteer of 2019 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding volunteerism. Grace plans to attend Prudential’s national recognition events in Washington, D.C. this weekend.
On behalf of everyone at NTSD, we are incredibly proud of Grace and her commitment to academics, volunteerism, and the ways in which she has inspired her peers to serve others. Congratulations, Grace!