Students recognized as 2020 Carson Scholars recipients


BALTIMORE – The 2020 Carson Scholars recipients of the Rose Aspiring Minds and Character endowment were celebrated with a virtual banquet on May 9.

The 2020 scholar recipients included Caleb Evers from Fort Recovery, Delaney Barga from Versailles and Beyla Romer from St. Henry. Repeat Carson Scholars were three-time scholar Grace Carman from Versailles, three-time scholar Ally Kaiser from Fort Recovery, three-time scholar Josh Evers from St. Henry and two-time scholar Lauren Menke from Versailles.

The Carson Scholars Fund was founded in 1994 by Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy. Carson Scholarships are awarded to students in the fourth through 11th grades who exemplify academic excellence and humanitarian qualities. Winners receive a $1,000 college scholarship award and the honor of being named a Carson Scholar.

The Carson Scholars program is more than a traditional monetary scholarship program. It starts young, encouraging a college-going culture in homes and schools across the country. Scholars have an incentive to achieve academically year after year and are exposed to inspirational adult leaders.

Carson Scholars are role models in their schools and encourage their peers to succeed academically and contribute to their communities.

Carson Scholars has partnered with local donors Tony and Sandy Rose. The Rose Aspiring Minds and Character endowments have been created to support a Carson Scholar at Versailles, Fort Recovery and St. Henry schools. This annual scholarship is available to students in their sophomore year.

“We are so happy to be partnering with Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy,” Tony Rose said. My wife and I are glad to be able to give back to the communities where we and are children were raised to help support and guide our future leaders.”

An interested student must be nominated by their school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement and humanitarian qualities, without regard to financial need, ethnicity, creed or religion.

Anyone with questions may contact Amy Warner, executive director of the Carson Scholars Fund, at 410-828-1005 or AWarner@carsonscholars.org.