AASC Carol Caruso Memorial Leadership Scholarship



AASC Carol Caruso Memorial Scholarship

The Arizona Association of Student Councils (AASC) created the annual Carol Caruso AASC Leadership Scholarship to recognize leadership within AASC as well leadership that has been developed through involvement in Student Council. This scholarship will be awarded once per year and is a one-time award of $1000.00.

2020 AASC Carol Caruso Memorial Scholarship Application will be available
after January 26th, 2020


About Carol Caruso

Carol Lynn Caruso was born on December 14, 1954 in the Greenbush neighborhood of Madison, Wisconsin. She passed away on February 6, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. She is survived by her parents Alphonse and Carrie Caruso, her siblings Rose Roberts, Patricia Caruso, Jim (Marla) Caruso, and Mike Caruso. She is also survived by her son Anthony Tapia (Molly) and her grandsons Caleb and Eli.


Carol Caruso was served as a Guidance Counselor at Bourgade Catholic High School where she also served as the Student Council Advisor. She was highly involved in AASC where she served as an Executive Board Member, President of the AASC Executive Board, and a member of our Summer Camp Staff where she worked with all levels of our groups but had a fondness for working with our Adult group. Carol was instrumental in formalizing the AASC Leadership Scholarship Program which now bears here name as the “Carol Caruso AASC Memorial Leadership Scholarship” Carol made certain that her students from Bourgade Catholic High School were always active members of the Arizona Association of Student Councils as was she.


Carol’s life was marked by her deep love for people and a devotion to servanthood. As a counselor at Bourgade Catholic High School, she enjoyed helping students find the right college to attend. She was active in the faith community as a youth leader and led many mission trips with Amor Ministries to build homes in Mexico for under-resourced families. She was active in the Aguila Leadership Development Program and she was a trusted confident, friend, supporter and encourager to many throughout her life. Above all, she was a dedicated daughter, mother, grandmother, friend, and family member and an outstanding role model for many.