The Carson Scholars Fund was established by Dr. Ben Carson and his wife Candy in 1994. The goal is to recognize young scholars in schools across the country with a $1,000 scholarship to be invested for college and the opportunity to be recognized on an annual basis. This scholarship is available to help with college costs when the scholar is ready to attend. In addition to receiving a scholarship, students receive an Olympic size medal and their name on a trophy to be displayed at the school. The idea is that we should praise academic achievement and humanitarianism as much as we celebrate athletic accomplishments.
Heritage Christian School began its relationship with the Carson Scholars Fund last year as they prepared to open the first Ben Carson Reading Room in Stark County. Leaders at Heritage were inspired to be a part of the Carson Scholars Fund while hearing Dr. Ben Carson deliver a speech at First Christian Church in 2012 for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Stark and Carroll Counties 25th Anniversary.
Student names are submitted to the Carson Scholars Fund by Heritage based on grade point average and community service. Students are required to write essays about different experiences in their lives and describe why service to the community is important to them.
To celebrate in student achievement, Heritage students are featured in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Community Parade and have a special dinner with local leaders in their honor. Students (4th through 11th grade) are selected in the fall and winners are announced in the spring.
For more information, please visit the link> Carson Scholars Fund
Click HERE to see the 2015 Awards Banquet in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Password> Scholars