Trinity Ezedi, a senior at Whitinsville Christian School, recently earned recognition from two prestigious institutions. Trinity was named a Carson Scholar, and has received the College Board’s National African American Recognition Award.

“Trinity is known throughout WCS for her warm smile and humble grace,” said Kathy Rios, Guidance and International Programs Coordinator for WCS. “She is an excellent student, and has performed on stage, participated in Bible studies, and supported her fellow students by volunteering for their Senior Capstone Projects. I am so pleased she is being awarded and recognized for her excellence in academics and service.”

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholarship winners are honored by being named “Carson Scholars” and awarded an Olympic-sized medal. Schools may only nominate one student from their school that must have, at minimum, a 3.75 GPA and display humanitarian qualities through community service. The Carson Scholarship is awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement and humanitarian qualities.

College Board’s National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams. “We want to honor the hard work of these students through the College Board National Recognition Programs. This program creates a way for colleges and scholarship programs to connect directly with underrepresented students who they are hoping to reach,” said Tarlin Ray, College Board senior vice president of BigFuture. “We hope the award winners and their families celebrate this prestigious honor and it helps them plan for their big future.”

Trinity plans to continue her path of academics and service next fall at a university in New York, to pursue a degree in the Fine Arts for acting.