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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.

Ben Carson Reading Day 2014

Many students hurried into school with excitement on Monday, November 17. They could not wait for guests to arrive at their school to read for Ben Carson Reading Day! Ben Carson Reading Day is an annual event held in conjunction with American Education Week.  It is designed to raise awareness of the importance of reading and to promote daily leisure reading. To celebrate, schools around the country will be sharing Dr. Carson’s narration of Jan Pinborough’s children’s book, Miss Moore Thought Otherwise, with their students.

Previous Scholars Seeking Renewed Status

By now, previous scholars still in school, in grades 5-12, should have recieved this year's application for the 2015 Scholarship Cycle.

If you have not, or if you have misplaced it, please email Kaylee. In the email, please provide your full name and date of birth. 

#GivingTuesday

Less than 50 days until #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday season is in full swing and the Carson Scholars Fund is committed to make this year's #GivingTuesday bigger and better than ever!

Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight

This feature of Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight is focused on Tanaira Cullens, a 2001 Carson Scholar. Tanaira Cullens was vigorously involved in extracurricular activities throughout her time at Roland Park County School. She was the president of the Black Awareness Club and the Gospel Choir. In addition, she was a member of the Chorus and the National Art Honor Society.

One Vote Available for Free Online - Limited Time Only!

A special message from Dr. Ben and Candy Carson:

We wrote an ebook on how important the power of one vote is, as well as what a privilege and responsibility it is to make sure that we exercise the special power that so many Americans have died for!  In the ebook, One Vote, websites are presented so voters can find out the following:

1. who their representatives are

Thank you to the Neff Historical Foundation!

What do Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have in common? In addition to helping to shape our country, these innovators are part of a historical book collection being donated to reading room schools, courtesy of the Neff Historical Foundation, located in Carlsbad, California. This week, reading room school partners are receiving a wide assortment of fiction and non-fiction history books guaranteed to bring American history to life.

How Schools Can Support a Scholar

The goal of the Carson Scholars Program goes beyond instilling an early interest in college early on and assisting with the costs of college.

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.

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