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Phone: 410-828-1005
305 W Chesapeake Ave
Suite 310

Maryland 21204
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Target demographics: Carson Scholarships are awarded to United States students grades 4-11. Reading Rooms are predominantly built in elementary schools, across the country.

Direct beneficiaries per year: We award scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who maintain a 3.75 GPA and are involved in community service. Our Reading Rooms build libraries in schools that otherwise may not have funding for a library or a full-time librarian. 85% of Ben Carson Reading Rooms are in Title I schools.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Process 150 applicationsRead 25 student essaysCheck in with 60 schools

Geographic areas served: United States of America

Programs: The Carson Scholars Fund offers scholar awards to students as early as the fourth grade. Awards are based on academic achievement and humanitarianism, regardless of financial need. Carson Scholars are honored at an annual awards banquet, where they receive personalized medals, certificates, peer recognition, and a large trophy for their school, which lists names of the award winners.

In addition to providing scholarships, the Carson Scholars Fund has established over 100 Reading Rooms in 14 states. The Reading Rooms provide a safe haven for students to discover the joy of independent reading.

The goal of the Carson Scholars Fund is to address the problem of academic underachievement by motivating young people to strive for academic excellence and to use their intellectual and leadership skills to contribute to society.

The objective of the Ben Carson Reading Project is to enhance existing curricula/practices and to give a school an opportunity to create an environment to engage children in independent reading and to help them develop a love for reading at an early age.
The scholarship program started in 1996 with 25 scholars in 3 states. Today, we have over 6,200 scholars in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since 2000, the Ben Carson Reading Project has established over 100 Reading Rooms in 14 states.

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There is a dire need in our country to improve the philosophy of education. Students are in desperate need of confidence and drive which will lead to determination, and most importantly, character. DR. Carson has found the way to do just that. Using the principals that his mother used on him to ... more »
I cannot thank the Carson Scholarship fund enough for motivating me to do more community service. After hearing about all the accomplishments of other young people around me I realize how much more I can do. I love helping people... more »
Dr. Carson truly cares about students. I met him and his wife at a book signing and it reminded me how awesome the Carson Scholars Fund has become... more »
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