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Local Students Receive Top Scholarship to ASU

April 06, 2015

Sarah Champagne and Clay Wegner, seniors at San Angelo Central High School, have each been awarded a Distinguished Carr Scholarship worth up to $60,000 to attend Angelo State University this fall.

The Distinguished Carr Scholarship is ASU’s most prestigious scholarship for academic achievement. To recognize Champagne and Wegner for their achievements, ASU will conduct a Carr Signing Day event in the concert hall at Central High School at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, as part of Central’s Academic Award Recognition Reception. 

All other Carr Scholarship recipients from Central High School will be recognized during a Carr Signing Day event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive on the ASU campus. 

Other local Carr Signing Days will take place at: 

  • TLC High School – 9 a.m., April 14
  • Wall High School – 9:30 a.m., April 15
  • Grape Creek High School – 10:15 a.m., April 16
  • Lake View High School – 10:30 a.m., April 22 

Robert and Nona CarrRobert and Nona CarrCarr Scholarships are renewable for four years and range in value from $1,500 to $15,000 per year. Scholarship awards are based on high school grade point average and standardized test scores on the ACT or SAT college entrance exams. Fewer than 10 Distinguished Carr Scholarships are awarded to new incoming students per year, providing each recipient with $15,000 annually. To be selected for the top award, students must score at least 32 on the ACT or 1400 on the SAT, maintain a high school cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, and interview with ASU administrators. 

Other 2015 Carr Distinguished Scholarship recipients are Quint Anderson of Caldwell High School in Caldwell, Angela Chen of Brandeis High School in San Antonio, Cooper Jones of Borger High School in Borger and Jacob Meixner of Euless Trinity High School in Euless. 

Additional Carr Signing Days will take place in those cities, as well as in Ballinger, Bronte, Eldorado, Mansfield, Miles and Reagan County. Other area Carr Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend a signing ceremony at ASU on April 21. 

Carr Scholarships are funded by a $100 million endowment, one of the largest in the nation at a regional university. Robert G. Carr and his wife, Nona K. Carr, who bequeathed their interests in oil, gas and other minerals from producing properties in West Texas, made the Carr Foundation possible. 

For more information about the Carr Signing Days events, contact the ASU Office of Admissions at 325-942-2041 or admissions@angelo.edu.