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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.

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

The multicultural, global city of Chicago, IL hosted the 2015 Carson Scholars Fund Awards Banquet. Even the rainy weather couldn’t dampen spirits on this special day.  Carson Scholars brought their families, friends and an array of educators to witness their joy while receiving the coveted gold medallion. Emmy Award winner, Dr. Sandy Goldberg from NBC Chicago, graciously served as emcee.

Important Announcement!

Important Announcement from Dr. Ben and Candy Carson!

Effective May 1, 2015, Candy and I are taking a leave of absence from the Carson Scholars Fund Board of Directors to focus on broader national issues that affect all Americans. It was unanimously determined that Dr. Nancy Grasmick, board member and Maryland’s most forthright educational advocate, would be the ideal interim president for the organization. We are thrilled that Dr. Nancy Grasmick has graciously accepted this leadership role. 

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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.