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The Carson Scholars Fund has named 547 new Carson Scholars with 803 students honored as repeat scholars for 2022.

New and recognized scholars from Lee County and surrounding areas were invited to exclusive film premieres at the AMC Merchants Crossing Theater on May 5 in recognition of their efforts.

During two showings, the scholars watched a short film entitled “Carson Scholars: Heroes Among Us,” starring 2022 Carson Scholars. At the premieres, Dr. Ben Carson delivered a special message and scholars were honored by Dr. and Mrs. Carson as they were presented their medals on stage in front of their families and peers.

Lee County has a collective group of 538 Carson Scholars. For 2022, 29 Lee County students were honored as new scholars and 74 students were recognized as repeat scholars. Carson Scholar recognition affirms the esteemed status of Carson Scholars in their pursuit of academic excellence.

“The Fort Myers area hosts one of the Carson Scholarship Fund’s most active chapters,” CSF Executive Director Amy Warner said in a prepared statement. “Expansion of the program to Fort Myers began in 2009 when Dr. Bill Frey, his family, and the late Mr. John Sheppard and his wife, Ellen began recruiting support and endowing schools in the Fort Myers area. Their commitment to education at an early age has led to the endowment of 21 Fort Myers schools. An endowed school promises a scholarship each year, provided the school nominates a qualified applicant.”

Frey said he is always blown away by the young Carson Scholars.

“Not only are they outstanding students, but they are also committed to acts of service in their own communities,” he said. “The Carson Scholars program is an incredible organization promoting traditional American values ​​of scholarships, hard work and faith in God and one my wife Lorraine and I am proud to support.”

The CSF gives $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4 – 11 who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities.

Every year, scholarship winners receive special recognition from the Carson Scholars Fund for their incredible achievements.

Every scholarship awarded brings the organization one step closer to co-founders Dr. and Mrs. Ben Carson’s dream of naming a Carson Scholar at every school in the country.

A list of the Lee County scholars is attached to this post. The complete list of 2022 new and recognized Carson Scholars may be found at https://carsonscholars.org/ .

2022 Lee County Carson Scholars

The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that was founded in 1994 by retired Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy.

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