Kansas State University student Clarissa Corkins has been named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service.
The Nancy Larson Foundation awards scholarships to juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in elementary education across the country.
Corkins is one out of six recipients selected from the hundreds of applicants received by the foundation.
Corkins is a junior studying elementary education with an emphasis in math.
Corkins has participated in numerous volunteer programs where she has worked one-on-one with children.
She is currently with Schools of Hope, helping motivate students to improve reading skills.
She has hands-on experience volunteering with Boys and Girls Club and Union Valley Grade School, plus has spent five years teaching at Junior Academy summer camp.
“I cannot wait to be a role model for my future students to show them that I care about them and their learning,” said Corkins. “I want to see them succeed.”