Carson Scholars program recognizes students for academic, humanitarian qualities
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - On Friday, students in Battle Creek were recognized for their academic success, and exemplary humanitarian qualities by the Carson Scholars Fund.
The program identifies students between 4th and 11th grades, and rewards them with $1,000 college scholarships.
Students are allowed to re-apply every year to receive more money toward higher education.
This year, 33 new scholars and 12 previous scholars were awarded.
"I was really happy and very privileged, but also very deserving, because I have always strived to be the best I can be, and this is kind of a testament to all of the hard work I have put in all these years," said Battle Creek high school student Samuel Wright.
The program was founded by former Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, and his wife Candy Carson.
The foundation has been a part of Battle Creek for 14 years, and in that time, more than 350 scholarships have been awarded.