570 students from Maryland were honored today for their academic achievement at the Carson Scholars Fund awards ceremony. Founder, world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and his wife Candy, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights activist, and Dr. Mehmet Oz all took part in the ceremony at Martin’s West in Baltimore Sunday.
— Wellwood 5th Grade (@Wellwood5th) April 22, 2018
Every year, the organization selects students from fourth through eleventh grades showing high achievement. Schools submit nominations and $1,000 college scholarships are awarded to those selected.
161 students from Maryland were selected this year and were acknowledged along with those selected in previous years.
A spokesperson says over 8,000 scholarships have been awarded throughout the country since the fund’s inception.
AT CARSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND WITH DR. BEN CARSON AND DR. OZ pic.twitter.com/mWc9x9LiEw
— Unborn Civil Rights (@alvedaking) April 22, 2018
Today I was honored by @RealBenCarson and his wife Candy at the @carsonscholars #CSFAwards. Being surrounded by lots of brilliant young minds makes me even more optimistic about our future. pic.twitter.com/gdZdFdYhGV
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) April 22, 2018