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

Towson
Maryland 21204
USA
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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 applications
Read 25 student essays
Check 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 55 Reading Rooms in 7 states. The Reading Rooms provide a safe haven for students to discover the joy of independent reading.

Mission:
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.
Results:
The scholarship program started in 1996 with 25 scholars in 3 states. Today, we have over 5,600 scholars in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since 2000, the Ben Carson Reading Project has established over 88 Reading Rooms in 12 states.

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04/14/14
The Carson Scholars fund is one of the better run 501 C-3's out there. It functions quite efficiently; giving back more than 90 cents of every dollar received into scholarships and national programs such as Reading Rooms. Every volunteer we engaged with throughout the years offered a positive ... more »
03/16/14
Carson Scholars are great students who not only achieve top grades, but they are wonderful role models for their classmates. In addition, they contribute to humanity by performing community service. Thank you Dr. Carson, Candy Carson and Staff of Carson Scholars Fund for keeping Dr. Ben Carson's ... more »
03/16/14
I first became familiar with Dr. Carson many years ago when I first read "Gifted Hands." I was so impressed by his story of overcoming many challenges thanks to the guidance of his mother in his youth and all that he accomplished in becoming a world renowned pediatric neurosurgeon. He has truly ... more »
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