People frequently ask, "How can I bring the Carson Scholars Fund to my area?" To successfully bring the scholarship program to your community, the Carson Scholars Fund has established a five step process for understanding what is involved in starting a chapter.
1. Your Program Scope
Define the scope of the program. You can start with a minimum $1,500 gift to support one school/one scholar award, or to fund a specific area, school district, city, or state.
Contact or visit the central office in Baltimore, Maryland for an orientation regarding materials and organizational structure.
3. The Advisory Council
Recruit at least nine individuals who will serve as an advisory council and be responsible for helping with start-up efforts as well as maintaining the program.
Recruit individual donors, corporate contributions, grants, and/or endowments that can support the program in your area.
Organize an awareness and promotional campaign to increase knowledge of the Carson Scholars Fund in your community.
For detailed information regarding the above, please contact our Development Director, Mary Wright, MWright@carsonscholars.org. Thank you for your interest and for helping us to reward today's role models while preparing tomorrow's leaders.