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ECHS Student Selected as 2020 Carson Scholar

Honoring 91 scholars across the Southeast

The Carson Scholars Fund is delighted to announce that 477 students across the nation were named 2020 Carson Scholars. These outstanding young men and women received $1,000 college scholarships in recognition of their academic and humanitarian achievements. Due to the restrictions in place from the (COVID-19) pandemic, the Carson Scholars Fund hosted its first ever virtual awards ceremony in May to celebrate the hard work of these scholars.

Effingham County High School student April Moss was one of the 477 students selected as a 2020 Carson Scholar. April is the first student in Effingham County to receive this honor.
Across the southeastern region of the U.S., 32 new students received the honor of being named Carson Scholars for the first time while 59 students renewed their status as Carson Scholars through the recognition program. Carson Scholars are individuals in grades 4-11 who display outstanding academic achievement (at least a 3.75 GPA) and humanitarian qualities. New scholars receive a $1,000 college scholarship and the coveted honor of being named a Carson Scholar. Recognized scholars are those who have received the scholarship but continue to maintain the high standards of Carson Scholars. These young scholars are exceptional, not only in the academic setting, but in their communities and globally.

In total 1,389 new and recognized scholars were honored this spring and five alumni were inducted into the CSF Hall of Fame. Information on all 2020 Carson Scholars can be found here. Additional information regarding the recognition of our amazing scholars may be found on our website,

Carson Scholar Recipient

Pictured (L-R): ECHS Principal Amie Dickerson, Carson Scholar Fund Award recipient April Moss, nominating teacher Mrs. Virginia Higgs

The Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1994 by now retired, world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy. The CSF is dedicated to impacting the nation in a positive way by cultivating future leaders who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to their communities.