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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.

CSF give 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

Pediatricians Call For Parents To Read Aloud To Their Children Every Day

"On Tuesday, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever policy statement focused on literacy promotion, calling for pediatricians to advise all parents about the many benefits of reading aloud, which promotes literacy and social-emotional skills." - Read more from the Huffington Post article about the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement, here.

Enthusiasm Explodes at Dogwood Elementary School!

Another sunny day in the Woodlawn area of Baltimore, MD had the school officials, students and community attendees gathered in their multipurpose room.  To start the program Principal Betty Pettiford quieted the casual conversation with her signature question “All set?” to which several hundred students responded in unison with a decisive “You bet!” After greeting everyone with a charming smile, she introduced all of the special guests, including school board members and a former assistant principal. Dr.

Union Bank Donates Books to Ben Carson Reading Room School Partners

The need for financial education is greater than ever, and recognition of this fact continues to gain public attention. Union Bank is a leader in the field of money management, so it's a natural fit for the bank to be involved in consumer education programs. To help children learn the role of a bank in the community and the importance of saving money, Union Bank has donated a copy of the children’s book Luke and Linda Learn What a Bank Can Do by nationally recognized children’s authors John and Diane Tuzee to Ben Carson Reading Room school partners.