Ciara Berry, a junior at Oak Lawn Community High School, was named a Carson Scholar by the Carson Scholars Fund.
The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. recently announced their Carson Scholars. Berry will receive a $1,000 scholarship award that will be invested for her education. She also received a medal and certificate.
Berry is an active member of the OLCHS’s Chamber Singers, Drama Club, Junior Class Advisory Board, Student Helpers, Pep Club, and National Honor Society. Berry is an honor roll student and has a 4.3721/4.0 GPA and is ranked in the top fifteen of her 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.
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. Previous winners of Carson Scholarships are eligible to reapply for Carson Scholar Recognition annually.
Only one student from each school is able to apply and must be nominated by the principal at his or her school, ensuring that each nominee epitomizes academic excellence.
Carson Scholars must have a 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.