"Each of these students is an inspirational example of the power of education to transform lives,'' Mr. Karam said. "I am confident that they will achieve great success in whatever endeavor they pursue, and through their success contribute to the civic life of their communities."
The 2011 Robert S. Karam Scholars are:
* Karen Carreiro of Fall River, a senior at UMass Dartmouth majoring in accounting.
* Samuel Cordeiro of Fall River, a senior at UMass Dartmouth majoring in finance and accounting.
* Nicole Sousa of Fall River, a senior at UMass Dartmouth majoring in business.
* Nazih Yazbeck of Lebanon, a junior at UMass Lowell majoring in engineering.
* Michael Grinnell of Fall River, a freshman at UMass Amherst majoring in biology-pre med.
* Linda Hayek of Methuen, a junior at UMass Boston majoring in Boston.
From left to right: Nicole Sousa, Nazih Yazbeck, Robert Karam, Samuel Cordeiro, Karen Carreiro