Meet the 2011 Lugar Scholars - Joseph Corsaro

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar presented Cathedral High School student Joseph Corsaro with a four-year $20,000 college scholarship on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at an Indianapolis banquet honoring outstanding minority high school seniors from across the state.

Given through the Fund for Hoosier Excellence (FHE), ten high school African-American, Native American or Hispanic seniors are named Lugar Scholars each year. Eight $4,000 scholarships are awarded and two $20,000 scholarships are awarded, one each to a boy and a girl. Each recipient must study at an Indiana college or university.

Corsaro has demonstrated his leadership by serving as an officer on the Student Life Council, Student Council, president of the International Food Club, and a tutor for the Mentoring Magic program at Cathedral.

He has participated in National Honor Society, Latin Dance, and serves as a member of the Taking Global Issues Further organization.  He is also a two-year member of Cathedral’s Rugby Team. He volunteers for the Cathedral Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ Homeland Mission, and works for the Knights of Columbus. 

Corsaro plans to attend the University of Notre Dame to study accounting or political science, in pursuit of a law degree and career in politics.