Christian Connell is the first recipient of the Carson Starkey Memorial Scholarship.
â€œI was just so amazed I got it,â€ Connell said.
Connell played tennis with Starkey, is an Eagle Scout and a member of the National Honor Society. The family and scholarship coordinators say they picked Connell because like Starkey, he’s well rounded and engaged in the world around him.
As more students graduate every year, there will now always be the Starkey Memorial Scholarship at Austin High, to help students begin their lives after high school; lives with endless possibilities.
The scholarship coordinator tells us Austin High seniors have received $5.8 million in rewards and scholarships.
California police are still investigating Starkey’s death. They recently arrested four of his fellow fraternity members. They all face serious charges linked to his death from alcohol poisoning.