Scholz was born in Munich, Germany, with a connective tissue disorder called Stickler Syndrome, which causes cleft palate, hearing loss, high myopia, cataract, vision loss due to retina detachment and potentially arthritis. He was also diagnosed with Morbus Hirschsprung Syndrome, a disorder that requires surgical intervention. At age six, Scholz lost vision in one eye, and at 14 lost vision in the other eye due to retina detachment.
- 2010: Silver medal, 400m Freestyle – IPC Swimming World Championships,
U.S.Paralympic Team member, Swimming – Paralympic Games, Beijing China
- 2008: American record, 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke – Can Am Championships,
Victoria, British Columbia
- 2008: Nominated for ESPY Award, Best Male Athlete with a Disability
- 2007: McKinley Award – Best Male Athlete in high school district