Congratulations 8th Grade Student Alice Sommers, Carson Scholar

Congratulations to Butler Catholic School 8th grader Alice Sommers on receiving the honor of being named a “Carson Scholar.”  Alice will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used for college.  She will also be awarded with a medal for herself, and a trophy for Butler Catholic School to celebrate her accomplishment.

Each year, only 500 students across the United States receive the honor of being called a “Carson Scholar”.  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.  Only one student from each school is able to be nominated, ensuring that each nominee epitomizes academic excellence. The Carson Scholars Fund was founded in 1994 by Dr. Ben Carson, and his wife, Candy. Since then, more than 8,800 scholarships have been awarded across the country to outstanding students.