“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”

Mary Dunbar

Create a World of Difference

It's up to each one of us to create the change we want to see in the world. At Culver Academies, we focus as much on character and leadership development as we do intellectual growth. Our Distinguished Scholarship Program recognizes excellence and invites it to flourish with endless opportunities.

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Driven. Optimistic. Humble. Motivated. Ask our scholars how they describe themselves and these are just a few of the qualities that will paint the picture of Distinguished Scholarship recipients. 

Hannah Luo '19


Scholarship: Batten Scholar
Hometown: Canton, MI
Dorm: Atrium
Dream Job: Cybersecurity entrepreneur
Three words that describe you: Intelligent. Assertive. Charismatic.
Favorite Quote: “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” – Margaret Mead

What does this scholarship mean to you?
Without it, I would not have been able to attend Culver. It has allowed me to make some of the most meaningful friendships and memories I have ever had in my life as well as expand my horizons. The many resources and opportunities the school offers are why Culver is so valuable to me.

Ben Brummell '20


Scholarship: Duchossois Scholar
Hometown: South Bend, IN
Unit: Battery B
Rank: Color Corporal
Three words that describe you: Humorous. Happy. Big-hearted.
What classes have you enjoyed the most? AP World History and Honors Intermediate Algebra.

What has been your favorite experience at Culver so far? 
The first day back on campus of my sophomore year and seeing all the people I had made relationships with the previous year, because that is what makes Culver so amazing.

Lucie Diatta '21


Scholarship: Duchossois Scholar
Hometown: Marshall, MI
Dorm: Benson
Dream Job: Physical therapist or software developer
Three words that describe you: Energetic. Persistent. Passionate.
Favorite Quote: “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi

What does this scholarship mean to you?
It has provided me the opportunity to meet people from all over not just the country, but the world. Coming to Culver has been, without a doubt, life-changing and it is almost difficult to express my gratitude.

Charles Mahoney '18


Scholarship: Huffington Scholar
Hometown: Brandenton, FL
Unit: Band
Rank: Platoon Commander
Three words that describe you: Helpful. Passionate. Caring.
Favorite Quote: “Doubt has killed more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

What does this scholarship mean to you?
It has provided me opportunities that I simply could not have fathomed having at public school, such as traveling to Chile/China, and receiving a full ride to college.

Sophie Michi '20


Scholarship: Roberts Scholar
Hometown: Longmont, CO
Dorm: Court
Dream Job: Marine Biologist
Three words that describe you: Adventurous. Confident. Funny.

What does this scholarship mean to you?
This scholarship allows me to attend Culver, which is an amazing opportunity. It has also allowed me to attend a GPS trip and, in the future, go on a summer enrichment experience. I have met so many great people and experienced opportunities that I never would have at home.

Matthew Dwyer '20


Scholarship: Huffington Scholar
Hometown: Monee, IL
Unit: Band
Rank: Squad Leader
Dream Job: Navy maritime lawyer
Three words that describe you: Funny. Caring. Leader.

What has been your favorite experience at Culver so far? 
It is what changed my life forever. Without it, I could not have come to Culver and my life would have taken a completely different path. Culver has given me the skills and connections that I will value and use for the rest of my life. I could not have received the kind of training Culver has given me anywhere else. In a way, this scholarship helped determine my future.


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