Roosevelt Student Elisa Hein Receives Carson Scholarship Award

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Roosevelt Elementary fifth grade student Elisa Hein has been selected as the school’s first winner of a $1,000 college scholarship from the Carson Scholars Fund.

The award was made possible by an endowed scholarship donation from former Roosevelt parents Dr. Doug and Kay Horan. The Horan family will honor a Roosevelt student every year. The money will be held in an account to gain interest and be awarded directly to the student’s college of choice following his or her high school graduation.

Elisa, the daughter of Daniel and Jennifer Hein, was selected for the award by Roosevelt staff members. She will receive a medal and a certificate and will be invited to an awards banquet May 1 in Chicago.

The scholarship is named for Dr. Ben Carson, who began the program with his wife, Candy, in 1996. The program awards more than 500 scholarships annually and has awarded more than 7,300 scholarships in its history to students in all 50 states. Carson Scholarship winners have attended more than 500 colleges and universities and have received more than $4.2 million in scholarship funds to help finance their education.


Elisa Hein (front) pictured with her Roosevelt teachers (L to R): Terri Beth Wood (kindergarten), Sue Ruthven (3rd grade), Susan Michlig (1st grade), Mark VanDuser (2nd grade), Mary Reader (1st & 4th grade) and Jenny Wunrow-Lemke (5th grade).