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Mariama Carson (IN ’04) Wins Mind Trust Fellowship, $250,000 Grant to Start New Charter

May 15, 2014

Mariama Carson (IN ’04) was announced as the eighth recipient of The Mind Trust's prestigious Education Entrepreneur Fellowship, which was awarded to help her launch a Spanish-language immersion public charter school in Indianapolis, IN. Carson is The Mind Trust's first Indianapolis-based Education Entrepreneur Fellow and the first fellow to start a charter school. The fellowship comes with a startup stipend for the school, salary and benefits totaling $250,000 over the course of two years.

Watch Mariama’s video profile—made when she was still a teacher at Snacks Crossing Elementary—to see how her passion for engaging every child makes her an ideal choice for this fellowship.

Learn more about the program and Mariama’s plans for the new school in The Mind Trust's press release.