DMS Student Named Carson Scholar/Another Renews Status

Dorseyville Middle School eighth grader Gwendolyn Davison has been selected as a 2016 Carson Scholar. As a Carson Scholar, Gwendolyn received a $1,000 college scholarship and was also named the recipient of the Maureen Yaw Endowment.

In celebration of her achievements, Gwendolyn was invited to attend the 12th Annual Carson Scholars Fund Pittsburgh Awards Ceremony April 17 at Heinz Field. There, she and 281 students (89 for the first time, and 192 renewed their Carson Scholar status) were honored for their accomplishments. Dorseyville Middle School eighth grader Claire Katz was among those who renewed her Carson Scholar status. World-renowned retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson delivered the keynote speech at the ceremony.

This year, 626 students from across the nation were named 2016 Carson Scholars. Additionally, 841 students renewed their Carson Scholar status. Each year the fund awards $1,000 college scholarships and the coveted honor of being named a Carson Scholar to a select group of high achieving students in grades four-eleven who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities.

Over the past 20 years, the Carson Scholars Fund has awarded more than 7,300 scholarships to students. The Carson Scholars Fund was started by Dr. Carson and his wife, Candy, and is dedicated to impacting the nation in a positive way by cultivating future leaders who are academically talented and socially conscious. The fund is a nonprofit public charity based in Maryland.