Carson Stotler receives a grant from the National Honor Society – The Morgan Messenger
by Kate Evans
Carson Stotler, a senior at Berkeley Springs High School, was selected as a national semi-finalist on the 2021 National Honor Society Scholarship and is receiving a $ 3,200 scholarship towards his college education
Stotler was selected from nearly 10,000 applicants for the award.
National Honor Society Scholars are selected based on four criteria: scholarship or academic achievement, service, leadership, and character.
A National Honor Society Scholar will receive a US $ 25,000 scholarship. Twenty-four national finalists will receive grants of $ 5,625 and 575 national semi-finalists will receive grants of $ 3,200. A total of 600 scholarships are awarded each year.
For 2021, the National Honor Society has awarded grants totaling $ 2 million. Seven scholarships were given to senior citizens in West Virginia, including Stotler.
Stotler said it was an honor to be able to receive the scholarship of 600 scholarships across the country and thousands of applicants.
Stotler said he will attend Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn. and will study in statistics. Lehigh University is a top research university.
Stotler plays golf, basketball, and baseball at Berkeley Springs High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Math National Honor Society, and the Science National Honor Society.
Stotler is also president of the senior class at Berkeley Springs High School and a member of the Settlers 4-H Club in Morgan County.