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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.

Volunteer Celebration!

Volunteers are vital in the success of the Carson Scholars Fund. It is because of their dedication and commitment that we are able to process and score the thousands of scholarship applications CSF receives annually. In addition, they also play an important role in the execution of our awards banquets and the Ben Carson Reading Project. Exclusive Interview with Dr. Carson!

James Barham, Ph.D., president and general editor of, sat down with Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., in an exclusive interview before the 2015 Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Awards Banquet on May 24, 2015. Dr. Barham believes that the interview “serves as a wonderful tribute to Dr. Carson and his massive positive influence on American education.” The interview discusses topics such as Dr. Carson’s education and success, the role of discipline in education, the Carson Scholars Fund and music’s influence on education, to name a few.

CSF Receives Large Donation Gift from TheBestSchools.Org

The Carson Scholars Fund is thrilled to announce a $100,000 gift from, which offers detailed and reliable information about the best schools and degree programs in all fields of study in the U.S. donation is the largest donation ever received by the Carson Scholars Fund from a national educational organization. Read more.

2015 Pittsburgh Awards Banquet

2015 Battle Creek Banquet

The 13th Annual Battle Creek Carson Scholars Award ceremony was held at Battle Creek Central High School in their multipurpose gymnasium. Several hundred gathered to celebrate the high academic achievement of this year’s 27 new Carson Scholars and the 9 repeat scholars.

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.

Palm Beach County Chapter of CSF Receives the Bronze Award!

Congratulations to the Palm Beach County Chapter on receiving the Bronze Award from Palm Beach County Schools for sponsoring and helping to create the Ben Carson Reading Room at Allamanda Elementary School.  The award was presented to the Palm Beach County Chapter on May 9, 2015 during the School District’s Volunteer and Business Partners Awards Recognition Breakfast, which honors and celebrates school volunteers, business partners and community members for their involvement in education.  Sande Constantine and Linda Stoch received the award on the chapter’s behalf.

2015 Maryland Awards Banquet

The 19th Annual Carson Scholars Banquet in the state of Maryland celebrated the bright and talented 178 new and 248 previous scholars!

The event was held at Martin’s West, where families, friends, educators and sponsors came to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our future leaders! Jennifer Gilbert, Emmy Award winning television news anchor at WBFF-TV, kicked off the event as the Master of Ceremonies.

2015 Chicago Awards Banquet

Emceeing for the third time, Dr. Sandy Goldberg, host of the series Food for Thought on local NBC affiliate News 5 in Chicago, opened the program with an earnest welcome. She commented on the stats of the scholars with there being 53 new and 55 repeat scholars from 10 states which included Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North & South Dakota and Wisconsin. She said that as a grandmother of 9, she appreciates the Carson Scholars Fund affording children havens where they can read while encouraging them towards a successful future.