July Paw is our current Earl and Marian Olson Scholar.  July is a 2017 graduate of Charlottesville High School and a senior at James Madison University with a 3.06 GPA.  July is an elementary education major.  She wants to be a teacher and has plans to obtain a Master’s Degree after her graduation in 2021.

Tariq Carrington was the 2016-2019 Earl and Marian Olson Scholar.  Tariq graduated with a B.A. from the University of Virginia in May 2020 with a major in Biology.  His plans after graduation include a paid internship in a physical therapy clinic and an eventual return to school for further study in physical therapy.  A physical therapy career will help Tariq realize his dream of helping others improve their lives.  The Olsons believed in the power of education and the importance of equal opportunity.