Celebrating Beacon’s Bright Future: Karimah Muhammad, 2024 Making a Difference Scholarship Recipient

We are thrilled to announce the 2024 Making a Difference Scholarship recipient: Karimah Muhammad! A graduating senior from Beacon High School, Karimah is set to embark on an exciting journey at the University at Albany, SUNY this fall, where she will major in Public Health/Pre-Health in preparation for medical school.

Karimah’s dedication to her academic pursuits and her passion for health and wellness have set her apart as an exceptional candidate for this scholarship. Her commitment to making a positive impact in the field of public health aligns perfectly with the mission of the Making a Difference Scholarship, which supports outstanding students from Beacon High School in their pursuit of higher education and their dreams of making a difference in their communities.

The Making a Difference Scholarship, funded by proceeds from our annual iRunBeacon5K, provides $2,000 over four years to support Karimah in her academic journey. This scholarship aims to alleviate some of the financial burdens of college and encourage Karimah to continue her path toward a career in medicine, where she plans to make significant contributions to public health.

To help support future scholars like Karimah, consider participating in the iRunBeacon5K. This event is a cornerstone of our fundraising efforts, bringing together our community to run, walk, and celebrate the spirit of giving. You can join us virtually or in person this fall, with early bird registration prices available until August 1. By signing up, you’re not only committing to a fun and healthy activity but also contributing to the futures of deserving students.

Karimah Muhammad is a shining example of the talent and potential within our community. We are incredibly proud to support her journey and can’t wait to see all that she will accomplish at the University at Albany and beyond.

Let’s come together to celebrate Karimah and ensure that the Making a Difference Scholarship continues to support the dreams of Beacon’s brightest students. Register for the iRunBeacon5K today and be part of a movement that truly makes a difference!

Join the Movement:


Date: September 29, 2024
Location: Virtual or In-Person at Memorial Park
Early Bird Registration: Before August 1