Johnny Carson will receive the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Scopus Award Jan. 15 at a Beverly Hills banquet for his humanitarian efforts and professional excellence.

Proceeds from the gala will create the Johnny Carson Scholars, enabling some 400 students to attend the Hebrew University.

Previous winners of the Scopus award include Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Danny Kaye.