Lauren Zola, a sixth grader at Pittsburgh South Brook Middle School, has been awarded the Carson Scholarship for the second consecutive year.
The scholarship is to four-year college or university of her choosing. The selection process consisted of community service, extracurricular activities, academic achievement and an essay.
Lauren's portfolio was selected from thousands of national entries.
This month she will attend a ceremony at the Omni William Penn where she will receive her award.
Lauren, who lives in Carrick, is the daughter of Tim and Carol Zola.