Two UNC juniors now have the responsibility of carrying on Eve Carson’s legacy.
Sarah MacLean and Kyle Villemain were named the 2014-15 recipients of the Eve Carson Scholarship on Nov. 25.
The scholarship was created to commemorate the life of former Student Body President Eve Carson, who was murdered in March 2008, and to celebrate two UNC juniors each year who have exhibited passion and transformative growth during their first two years of college.
Caroline White, director of scholar programs, said the applicants were judged on multiple criteria, including leadership and community involvement.
MacLean works with Embody Carolina, an organization that trains students to serve as allies for people who struggle with eating disorders.
She also participates in UNC’s APPLES Service-Learning program and serves as the Reflection and Facilitated Learning co-chairwoman.
“I work with the committees of APPLES to better implement reflection in their programs,” MacLean said.
The scholarship gives the recipients up to $5,000 to explore their passions over the summer.
MacLean hopes to visit Peru this summer to look at resources available for children with autism and other developmental disorders. She said she wants to work with early intervention programs in Lima.