National Beta Announces 2024 Scholarship Recipients


National Beta is proud to announce the recipients of its 2024 National Beta Scholarship Program, selected earlier this month.  

Each year, National Beta awards over $300,000 in scholarships to outstanding members in the 12th grade.  Selection of National Beta Scholarship winners is based on several factors with special emphasis on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school and community service, as well as National Beta involvement. This year, over 2,700 students, both nationally and internationally, applied for a National Beta scholarship. Following a semifinalist round, 247 students were selected as recipients of a $1,000 award.  

Ten students received the top awards: 

$20,000 – Anissa Buynak of Nelson County High School – Bardstown, KY
$15,000 – Reed Bull of Seymour High School – Seymour, TN
$10,000 – Andy Yang of Dutch Fork High School – Irmo, SC
$8,000 – Clayton Roberts of Ohio County High School – Hartford, KY
$6,000 – Colton Huffman of Metcalfe County High School – Edmonton, KY
$2,500 – Abigail Smith of Great Crossing High School – Georgetown, KY
$2,500 – Katelyn Huffaker of Barren County High School – Glasgow, KY
$2,500 – Paeton Brown of Richlands High School – Richlands, NC
$2,500 – Parker Fannin of Raceland-Worthington High School – Raceland, KY
$2,500 – William Wei of Baton Rouge Magnet High School – Baton Rouge, LA 

“National Beta members are among the top students in their respective schools. We’re thrilled that our program defrays some of the expense of these students’ first year in college and helps bring them closer to the attainment of their goals,” said National Beta CEO, Bobby Hart.  

A full list of recipients can be found here. The 2024-2025 Scholarship Application will open November 1, 2024.