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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.

Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight

This feature of Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight is focused on Christine Neff, a two-time Carson Scholar. Christine graduated from Westmar High School in 2000 as valedictorian of her class.  She was not only enthused about meeting Dr. Ben Carson, but was equally inspired to write her college application essay about her experience meeting him.

Speechwriter Opening at Johns Hopkins

The Office of the President at Johns Hopkins University is looking for a speechwriter who can find and tell great stories that will reach diverse audiences, who possesses talents for writing and editing in a fast paced environment, and who thrives on collaboration.

Norwood Elementary's Pat Goldys chosen as BCPS Principal of the Year

Congratulations to Norwood Elementary School's principal, Patrice Goldys, who was chosen as Baltimore County Public School's (BCPS) 2014-15 Principal of the Year. Prior to becoming principal of Norwood Elementary School, Ms. Goldys worked as a BCPS teacher at Sandy Plains Elementary School in 1980 and as a principal at Villa Cresta Elementary School from 1995-2004. The BCPS Superintendent, Dallas Dance, noted that "the enthusiasm that Pat Goldys brings to her work is infectious." For more information on Ms.

CSF gives back!

Yesterday, the CSF staff volunteered their time and energy at Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, a Baltimore City Public School and Ben Carson Reading Room school. The staff helped to organize books, stuff backpacks of school supplies, clean-up the playground and even add some stenciled hopscotch to the playground.

Thank you Margaret Brent staff for welcoming CSF. View pictures from the event here.

Fall 2014 Payout Checks Have Been Mailed

Fall 2014 payout checks have been mailed to colleges. Almost 400 payout requests were received.  To date, the Carson Scholars Fund has proudly paid out over $3.6 million to colleges and universities on behalf of our amazing scholars.

Carson Scholars who requested a payout for the fall semester will be receiving confirmation of their request in the mail this week.

Please contact Katie, or 410.828.1005 with any questions.

CSF partners with Junior Library Guild

In our ongoing efforts to place high-interest books into students’ hands the CSF is pleased to announce the Junior Library Guild as the title sponsor of the 11th Annual Ben Carson Reading Room Workshop.   Junior Library Guild (JLG) is celebrating 85 years of reviewing children’s and young adult books and helping thousands of schools and libraries develop and grow their book collections.  Many of books selected by JLG go on to win awards and earn industry honors.  JLG is a leader in

Shop at AmazonSmile and make a donation to CSF

The Carson Scholars Fund is excited to participate in the AmazonSmile program. Shop through AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation of 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Carson Scholars Fund.

We're looking for a Scholarship and Communications Coordinator

The Carson Scholars Fund is looking for a dynamic individual to join our growing scholarship team. The Scholarship and Communications Coordinator is the voice of the scholarship program and Carson Scholars Fund. This person would work closely with the Scholarship Director and play a vital role in the execution of the scholarship program and related programs. This position is a stepping stone for future responsibilities within the scholarship department. We are looking for an individual with creative thinking to bring to life new ideas and ignite unprecedented growth in the organization.

We love our volunteers!

Today the Carson Scholars Fund hosted a Volunteer Picnic at Double Rock Park to celebrate our volunteers. Volunteers from our endowed schools, application judges, banquet volunteers, and even 7-time Carson Scholar, Anna Parsons, enjoyed the afternoon.

Thanks to our volunteers for dedicating their time and resources to the Carson Scholars Fund! Volunteers are crucial to our mission and we cannot thank them enough!

Volunteer Picnic