Even before he was named a Presidential Scholar at Clayton State University, Peachtree City’s Toren Carr was an honored member of the Clayton State community.
As a senior at McIntosh High School, Carr was also dual enrolled as a freshman at Clayton State during the 2011/12 academic year, and was named a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, the first-year student honors society. Founded in the spring of 1924 at the University of Illinois, Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year students. Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is open to full-time freshman students who earn a scholastic average of 3.5 or better at a four-year college or university.
With that level of accomplishment on his resume, it’s no surprise that Carr chose to continue his education at Clayton State.
“The dual enrollment opportunity allowed me to complete my senior year at McIntosh and my freshman year at Clayton State,” he explains. “This was a positive experience. The Presidential Scholarship allows me to continue that experience at Clayton State University.”
Clayton State’s Presidential Scholars are, by definition, exceptional. The Presidential Scholars program consists of six, four-year presidential scholarships that continue annually. With the program having started in the fall of 2010, Carr is one the members of the third “class” of Presidential Scholars. As Presidential Scholars for the 2012/13 Academic Year (encompassing the fall and spring semesters), Carr and his fellow scholars will receive a $3,000 University Grant, a Housing Grant, and a $250 Bookstore Award, for an annual award of just under $9,000.
A National Merit Scholarship qualifier at McIntosh, Carr was also a member of the McIntosh High School Beta Club and the C.A.R.E. Program, which partnered
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Currently majoring in Integrative Studies, Carr says that the exploration of various scientific fields at Clayton State will allow him to determine his future goals.