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CARSON SCHOLARSHIP Overview Presented to CFPSBC, 12 May 2014 . Presentation prepared by: Jerry Speer, 407-384-3835 (W), 407-365-6014 (H), 321-388-6973 (C) Home Email: [email protected] For a more complete overview, visit Carson Scholars on-line at: www.carsonscholars.org , .
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Presentation prepared by:
Jerry Speer, 407-384-3835 (W), 407-365-6014 (H), 321-388-6973 (C)
Home Email: [email protected]
For a more complete overview, visit
Carson Scholars on-line at: www.carsonscholars.org,
Dr. Carson is a world renowned neurosurgeon who rose from poverty to a preeminent position in the medical community.
His Mother was one of 24 children, 3rd grade education, married at 13, she raised Dr. Carson and his brother Curtis in dire poverty as a single mother. She instilled in her boys the values of education and self-reliance.
Dr. Carson was called the dumbest kid in 5th grade, but dreamed of being a Doctor. From a humble beginning, through study, discipline, and personal integrity, he rose to become the Head of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins at age 33.
In 1987, Dr. Carson led a 35 member surgical team to perform the first successful separation of cranial co-joined Siamese twins.
Dr. Carson is most recognized for pioneering a surgical procedure called a radical hemispherectomy.
For a biographical overview of Dr. Carson – read “Gifted Hands”.
Through the generosity of donors and partners, CSF awards approximately 500 scholarships annually. In total, CSF has awarded over 6200 scholarships to date. Over 1,800 Carson Scholars have been recognized for their academic and humanitarian achievements in multiple years. CSF scholars come from all across the country, and award winners currently represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Carson Scholarship winners have attended more than 450 colleges and universities, and have received over $3 million in scholarship funds to help finance their education. CSF Scholars volunteer in their communities at 4 times the rate of their peers nationally.
Eligible students are first nominated by their local school administration, three student applications per school are forwarded to CSF . CSF evaluates all candidates, then selects, and notifies the winners and their schools.
CSF provides a $1000 scholarship in in each winning student’s name and they receive it when they successfully enroll in an accredited 4 year college or university .
Jackson Heights Middle School (JHMS) led Seminole County with first Carson Scholars in 2014
Based on this success, we plan to establish a Central Florida Carson Scholars Chapter by 2016
We plan to extend the program to Central Florida by 2019
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Cells “School Grade”
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Establish Carson Scholarship participation for JHMS in 2014
Extend the program to Central Florida by 2019
Initial Carson Scholarship participation, JHMS 2014
Create a local Chapter by 2016
Reach Central Florida by 2019