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Carson Scholar launches clothing company

Hello, my name is Jarvis C. Veira, and I am 2004 Carson Scholar! 

Last year, I graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Fiber Science and Apparel Design specializing in Menswear. Initially, I began at Cornell as a pre-med student, but I soon realized that my true dream was to become a Menswear designer and start my own clothing company.

Attention Scholars!!

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2015 Florida Awards Banquet

The soothing, oceanic aquamarine waves rolling in to caress the sand captured the sights of the guests through the long bank of windows spanning one entire side of the Harborside Convention Center of Fort Myers, Florida. This gorgeous vista, witnessed by all as they checked in to attend the 7th annual Florida Carson Scholars Banquet, is a very tangible representation of the limitless possibilities open to the newest Carson scholars! Over 500 guests were in attendance to celebrate academic achievement.

2015 Chattanooga/Atlanta Awards Banquet

Upon entering the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Student Hall with its 30-foot-high arched ceiling perched just above tall windows, your first impression is of overwhelming openness -- to new ideas, to new dreams, to new heights, to new…anything! The photos do not even do it justice. But that is just what Carson Scholars are all about -- helping future leaders to not only dream, but to achieve those dreams!

West Coast Carson Scholars Awards Banquet

The plunging cliffs leading to crystal blue water in Dana Point, CA were a majestic setting for the Sixth Annual West Coast Carson Scholars Awards Banquet. Students and families from all over the West Coast gathered to celebrate high academic achievement. Union Bank’s Robbin Narike Preciado expertly led the festivities for the evening, emphasizing Union Bank’s ongoing commitment to education. Many impressive Carson Scholars participated in the evening’s program.

Scholarship Payout Information

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 our scholarship payout process.

Nancy Grasmick honored with 2015 Baltimore County Woman of the Year Award

Congratulations to Nancy Grasmick, a Carson Scholars Fund Board Member and Towson University Presidential Scholar for Innovation in Teacher and Leader Preparation, for receiving the 2015 Baltimore County Woman of the Year Award!

2015 Carson Scholars Announced!

The Carson Scholars Fund is excited to announce the 2015 Carson Scholars!

Over the past couple of months, CSF volunteers have been hard at work reviewing the thousands of applications we received for the prestigious honor of becoming a Carson Scholar. Carson Scholars are awarded with a $1,000 college scholarship and recognition package.

2015 Palm Beach Gala

On February 6, 2015, the Carson Scholars Fund, along with the Paley Foundation, hosted Children: Our Future Stars, a black tie gala fundraiser held at the breathtaking and historic Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, FL. The evening was memorable, attracting philanthropists and business leaders from Palm Beach County and beyond. The hosts, Dr. Benjamin Carson and Dr. Dror Paley, were as captivating and impressive as the organizations they represent, telling remarkable stories of how they have helped change the lives of the children they serve.


Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight

This feature of Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight is focused on Odalis Lopez, a 2010 Carson Scholar. Odalis graduated from the National Academy Foundation High School in Baltimore, MD in 2011 as Valedictorian of her class. She was awarded 17 scholarships from various organizations and funds including the College Bound Foundation, Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore City District 46 Delegates, to name a few.