The Emily Marie Benson Memorial Scholarship
Northern Arizona University
This scholarship was established to assist Northern Arizona University students who have a significant medical condition &/or disability. Parents Mark and Valerie Caro, and the family and friends of Emily, created the fund in loving memory of this very special young lady. Although faced with a medical challenge, Emily lived every day to the fullest. Now, because of the diligence and generosity of Emily’s family and friends, NAU students can receive assistance toward their academic goals. The Caros established this annual $10,000 scholarship in 2004 and recently enhanced their gift by establishing an endowment -- the fund will now provide this scholarship in perpetuity. As Emily will forever be a role model for others, this contribution will inspire NAU students for many years to come.