A young black boy by the name of Carter Bonas, who is only 11 years old, has been given a full scholarship to study at Florida Memorial University, Florida, United States.
The scholarship was given to Carter Bonas, the CEO of a golf company known as Golf Spectrum, at the South Florida HBCU Golf Classic, which took place at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida.
After trying out a few sports that did not require direct physical contact, Bonas eventually became interested in golf. He was only a little child when he received the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome (which is now recognized as part of the Autism spectrum). After years of struggling with autism, he is now the chief executive officer of the golf company he founded.
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Bonas, while celebrating his accomplishment of becoming a new scholar, stated that he plans to study business in order to obtain skills that will be beneficial to his firm.
“I was awarded a [4-year] scholarship to attend college! See you in 6 years (or less) to get that business degree to take Spectrum Golf to the next level,” Bonas wrote beneath a video of his award.
Ever since he gained interest in golf, he has contributed immensely to the development of the sport. At the age of 10, he launched his apparel line called Spectrum Golf. He chose this name for his business “because he is considered high functioning on the Autism Spectrum Scale,” per the company’s website.
Bonas’ scholarship puts him in good company. Former basketball player, JR Smith, is a North Carolina A&T University student and a current athlete on their golf team.
Since Smith graduated from his first semester with a perfect 4.0-grade point average, the institution gave him the award of academic athlete of the year.
Bonas is going to continue his education in the United States at Florida Memorial University so that he may get off to a strong start in the future that is filled with countless opportunities.