May 23rd, 2013
Wellwood International, a Ben Carson Reading Room school, encourages students to make “reading trips around the world.” For the first time ever, two kindergarten students completed three trips around the world – that’s over 9,000 minutes of independent reading in one school year!!!
The Carson Scholars Fund is hiring! We are looking for an enthusiastic Scholar Services Coordinator to join our team.
The Scholar Services Coordinator (full-time position) will assist with all aspects of the scholarship program, outreach to scholar alumni, and communications and marketing to all stakeholders. The Scholars Services Coordinator is the voice of the program and is required to assist with managing the scholar and alumni networks in concert with the Scholarship Director.
This past weekend was a star-studded weekend as we recognized and rewarded academic superstars at three Awards Banquets.
The Carson Scholars Fund has been extremely busy these last couple of days! This weekend, we opened a Reading Room and celebrated 2013 Carson Scholars at two Awards Banquets.
As the school year comes to a close and many of you are deciding on college and determining financial aid, we thought it would be helpful to share with you are scholarship payout process.
Scholarship monies are paid directly to the school and can only be made after verifying that the scholar is a full-time accepted and enrolled student at an accredited institution within the United States for the upcoming semester. Students must be enrolled in a bachelor’s-degree-track (four-year) program.
Yesterday, the Ben Carson Reading Room at Gwynn’s Falls Elementary School hosted a family reading night. This event allowed families and educators to come together to enjoy the fun, comfortable environment that the reading room provides.
A Garden Party fundraiser to benefit the DC Metro Chapter of Carson Scholars Fund was held Sunday, April 14th on Embassy Row. The event was held at the residence of Ambassador C. Boyden Gray and was jointly hosted by Ambassador Gray and Mr. Armstrong Williams, a board member of Carson Scholars Fund. Former Republican presidential candidate, Herman Cain spoke as an educational proponent and applauded the efforts of Dr. and Mrs. Carson. Candy Carson shared highlights from the Reading Room and Scholarship Programs with the guests. Dr.
This past Sunday, nearly 1,400 people gathered for the 17th Annual Maryland Awards Banquet to honor 143 new and 359 recognized Carson Scholars from Maryland and throughout the Mid-Atlantic. This year’s scholars continue to impress us, and we are very proud of the remarkable work they have achieved. It was a pleasure being able to meet so many of them this past weekend.
The first Ben Carson Reading Room in the state of Connecticut opened at Strong Elementary School on Orchard St. in New Haven. The morning was not too early for the students to exercise the school motto of “Strong Hands, Strong Minds at Strong School.”
Dr. Nancy Grasmick joined the Carson Scholars Board of Directors in 2012, but she has been a long-time supporter of celebrating academic excellence and leadership. The State of Maryland has been honored by the leadership of Dr. Grasmick, who for 20 years served the Maryland Department of Education…longer than any other state superintendent of schools in the entire United States.