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.
It’s that time again!! Over the past couple of months, Carson Scholars Fund volunteers have been hard at work combing through the thousands of applications that came in applying for the prestigious honor of becoming a Carson Scholar and receiving a scholarship to their future college or university.
Thanks to design and labor support from IKEA of Canton, Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine (BCHS) celebrated the opening of the new Ben Carson Reading Room on Wednesday, February 26 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The BCHS Reading Room is the 101st reading room established across the country by the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF). Learn more here.
Carson Scholars Fund will join millions of students, teachers, and their peers across the country to celebrate the sixteenth annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day on Monday, March 3rd. NEA’s Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.
On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 the George Washington Carver STEM school opened a new Ben Carson Reading Room taking the place of the former Carl & Louis Stokes Central Academy Reading Room. Learn more here.
On Friday, February 7, 2014, the Carson Scholars Fund opened two more Ben Carson Reading Rooms bringing the grand total to 100 reading rooms in schools across the United States. The two schools that opened their reading rooms today were Bedford Elementary School in Pikesville, MD and Northridge Elementary School in Fair Oaks, CA. The grand opening of the Bedford Elementary School’s Candy Land themed reading room was well attended by both the local community and the school’s more than 250 students and staff members.
Tuesday, February 5, 2014 marked the Grand Opening of five Ben Carson Reading Rooms at schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District:
David Lubin Elementary
Ethel I. Baker Elementary
H.W. Harkness Elementary
Hollywood Park Elementary
John Cabrillo Elementary
Many milestones, fundraisers, and events made 2013 a successful year for the Carson Scholars Fund.
In January, we published new findings from our ten-year, independent study, made possible by a grant W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Our research report is available online, and we are looking forward to working with our researchers to release future independent evaluations.
We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you successfully complete your 2014 Carson Scholar or 2014 Carson Scholar Recognition Application. Please review this list before contacting the CSF Office.
Q: How do I request a teacher recommendation?
A: You can request a teacher recommendation through the main menu of the application.
Every year, the Carson Scholars Fund processes and scores thousands of applications. We could not do this without the help of our dedicated volunteers. Last year, nearly 75 volunteers contributed over 820 hours of service, allowing us to successfully execute another scholarship season and nine scholar awards banquets. According to calculations by the Independent Sector, 820 hours of volunteer service is equivalent to $18,216! We cannot thank our volunteers enough!