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We need your help!

Volunteers are crucial to our mission. During the 2015 Scholarship season we had over 75 volunteers in our office. They totaled 820 hours helping us process, read, and score scholarship applications. According to The Independent Sector, the value of our volunteers calculates to $18,216.

The Carson Scholars Fund is always seeking qualified volunteers to help fulfill our mission. Volunteers can help with our scholarship process, our events, or our reading rooms.

Ways You Can Volunteer

Interested in volunteering at our office located in Towson, Maryland? Here are some of the things you could be helping with:

  • Office work (ongoing)
  • Application processing (January – March)
  • Application judging/scoring (January – February)
  • Banquet preparation (March – May)
  • Application preparation/distribution (October)

As we begin the 2016 scholarship season, we are in need of your help to make it a success! We are currently looking for volunteers to help process applications, calculate GPAs and grade essays. Each year we receive thousands applications from students access the country. We would not be able to process and judge all of these applications without the help of our dedicated volunteers.

We are looking for volunteers beginning in January and continuing through April. Volunteers are welcome every week, Monday-Friday. Exact hours vary by day. Evening and weekend hours can be arranged as well.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please look for the volunteer pack (available in fall 2015) which includes a volunteer form and volunteer schedule. On the volunteer calendar please circle the dates and times that you are interested in volunteering. After completing the form and calendar, please fax or email it to the office. The packet can be emailed to or faxed to 410.828.1007.

We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions you may call 410.828.1005 to speak with Katie.

Unable to make it to our office? You can help with the Ambassador Program!

Use your talents and skills to become a vital part of the Carson Scholars Fund by serving as a Carson Scholar Fund Ambassador. As an Ambassador, you will meet interesting people, be involved with exciting events, fundraise, and help to further the CSF mission. There are no specific qualifications. You just need to be dedicated to the mission of rewarding talented American youth and feel a sense of pride in your work to support us. This is a perfect opportunity for those who would like to volunteer but do not have the time to make a regular volunteer commitment. If you are interested in becoming a CSF Ambassador or would like more information on this grassroots campaign, please contact our Development Director, Mary Wright, at or 410-828-1005.

While I had heard of CSF, I knew only generally of its scholarship program and not at all of its reading room program. I subsequently contacted CSF, expressed interest in volunteering, and was delighted to be accepted. As they say, the rest is history, as doing so has exceeded my expectations in every way.

- Bob Huffman - CSF Volunteer

A Message to Volunteers

Dear Future Volunteer:

The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc., invites you to become a vital member of our organization. We appreciate your time and effort working with us toward our goal of recognizing and rewarding our nation’s highest academic achievers. We hope that your experience will be rewarding. We will do our best to give you new and challenging opportunities and the guidance to handle them successfully. We are actively seeking individuals for our Ambassador Program as well as office volunteers. We are proud to have you join our team and look forward to a lasting and rewarding relationship.


Dr. Nancy Grasmick /President