Luminari Award

Each fall brings the exciting Luminari Award competition to middle and high schools in the Pittsburgh area. This year, we celebrate the sixth annual Luminari Award, a merit-based scholarship competition for students who are in grades 7 to 11 during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Two winners will be selected from the essay submissions.  Each winner will receive a merit-based scholarship for an all-expense-paid admission to Luminari’s  I Want to be an Ambassador! Camp in summer 2017. The scholarship has a value of $1,200.

One award winner will be selected from nominees presented by participating schools. The second winner will be a student enrolled in his or her school’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program.


2016 Recipient

Hao Nguyen (ESL), Sto-Rox School District
Emily Smith, Propel Schools

2015 Recipients

Vladyslav Makarenko (ESL), Mt. Lebanon School District
Rohit Nandakumar, Fox Chapel Area School District

2014 Recipients

Jacob Clark, West Jefferson Hills School District
Zyaire Fisher, Propel Schools
Kaylee Gross, Chartiers Valley School District
David Han, Fox Chapel Area School District
Sydney Reyes, Riverview School District

2013 Recipients

Sophie Belch, Riverview School District
Nathan Bindseil, Central Catholic, Diocese of Pittsburgh
Abigail Eberts, Moon Area School District
Shannon Kim, Fox Chapel Area School District
Troy Miles, Propel Schools

2012 Recipients

Rohan Chalasani, Fox Chapel Area School District
Nicolas May, Chartiers Valley School District
Malaysia Meador, Propel Schools
Brandon Quinn, Central Catholic, Diocese of Pittsburgh