91 Area Students To Receive Carson Scholars Fund Award

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Carson Scholars Fund announced that 91 students in Chattanooga and across the southeast have been named 2013 Carson Scholars. These academically gifted students will be honored at the 1st Annual Chattanooga Awards Ceremony on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s University Center.

 

Each year, the Carson Scholars Fund recognizes and rewards students in grades 4-11 who have earned the highest level of academic achievement and display strong humanitarian qualities with $1,000 college scholarship awards.

This year, 36 talented students from the southeast were named Carson Scholars, joining the ranks of more than 5,600 Carson Scholars across the country. In addition, 55 students in the region were able to renew their Carson Scholar status.  These previous winners have maintained high academic standards and a strong commitment to their communities and are being recognized for their continued achievements. Since 2002, the Carson Scholars Fund has recognized 400 students in Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, Louisiana and South Carolina.

 

“We are excited to recognize these talented students from the southeastern United States,” said Carson Scholars Fund co-founder, Dr. Ben Carson. “The Carson Scholars Fund aims to impact the nation in a positive way by cultivating future leaders who are not only intellectually talented, but socially conscious as well. These Scholars have shown dedication and enthusiasm for both their studies and their communities and they deserve to be recognized for their hard work.”

 

The Annual Awards Banquet is the most important event of the year for the Carson Scholars Fund as it honors these high achieving students in the presence of their families, educators, school administrators, and community. Dr. E. Grady Bogue, chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, will give special remarks and world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times Best Selling author, Dr. Ben Carson, will deliver the keynote speech. The Carson Scholars Awards Banquet encourages students to work hard by rewarding successful academics and good citizenship.


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