National Program Honors 23 MCPS Students for Achievement and Community Service

March 14, 2011
    Twenty three Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are being honored by the National Carson Scholars Fund, a non-profit organization that promotes academic excellence and humanitarian qualities.

   The Carson Scholars Fund chose eight MCPS students—ranging from fifth graders to high school juniors—as first-time recipients of the honor, which awards them with a $1,000 college scholarship.

   Fifteen additional MCPS students—all of whom won a Carson scholarship in previous years—were selected as repeat winners, or “recognized scholars,” for demonstrating multiple years of academic and humanitarian achievement. Those students range from 7th grade to 12th grade.

   Two MCPS students—Abigail Broadhurst, a Rockville High School freshman, and Samuel Oshinsky, a senior at Walt Whitman High School—were recognized for the fourth time.

   The students will be honored during a special banquet on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, Md.

   Every year, the Carson Scholars Fund honors students in grades 4 through 11 who demonstrate strong academic achievement by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75, and a strong commitment to their community through service and humanitarian acts. The fund invests the $1,000 scholarship awards until students graduate from high school. Awards are paid directly to the four-year accredited institution in which students enroll.

   The Carson Scholars Fund was founded in 1994 by Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and his wife, Candy Carson. The couple wanted to spotlight and support students who are academically talented and socially conscious.


2011 MCPS Carson Scholars

Carson Scholars Fund

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