Scarlett Collins, a fifth grade student at Ascension School in Harlem, NY, has been awarded a Carson Scholarship for her academic excellence and service to her community. Scarlett was awarded her medal, certificate and $1,000 scholarship at an awards banquet in Baltimore, Maryland on April 22, 2018.
“Scarlett is a very special student and she works tremendously hard day in and day out,” said Ms. Sylvia Rini, 5th grade teacher at Ascension School. “Her diligence and work ethic are well beyond her years. She is dedicated to completing all tasks – big or small – to the best of her abilities. What’s even more impressive, she does that while also carrying a full load of extra-curricular activities such as music lessons and ballet. It’s often easy to forget that she is only in the 5th Grade. Scarlett’s future is bright. Her maturity, honesty, and kindness shine as brilliantly as she does. She is a joy to have in class.”
The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. A student must be nominated by an educator at his or her school in order to apply for the Carson Scholarship. Only one student per school is able to apply, ensuring that each nominee epitomizes academic excellence.
Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named “Carson Scholars” and are awarded an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments. Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement and humanitarian qualities, without regard to financial need, ethnicity, creed or religion.