Carland Foundation for Learning

Welcome to the Carland Foundation for Learning. We were established in May, 2008, for the purposes of supporting meritorious and needy students pursuing higher degrees. We are a qualified charity, having satisfied the Internal Revenue Service requirements for 501c(3) status as a charitable institution. To that end, we seek contributions from interested individuals and/or grants from educational support foundations; we seek applications for educational aid from students or prospective students at eligible educational institutions as defined in appropriate sections of the Internal Revenue Code; and, we make grants, fellowships or scholarships available to individuals selected from among our applicants based on need and/or merit.

In navigation tabs above, please find a page to support giving, and a link to a page to support scholarship application. If you have questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors. Each member is a volunteer. The Chair of the Board is Ms. Rhonda L. Ensley, who holds two Masters, including a Master of Accountancy degree and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has more than 15 years of experience in not for profit and property tax accounting. She volunteers her time to the Organization.

The second member of the Board is Dr. Janet L. Dye, who holds a Ph.D. and has more than 25 years of experience in higher education. She volunteers her time to the Organization and serves as its Secretary.
The third and final member of the Board is Dr. James W. Carland, Jr., who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, and has more than 25 years of experience in higher education. He volunteers his time to the Organization, and he also serves as its Executive Director, also on a volunteer basis.

Dr. JoAnn Carland

It is with great sadness that we announce that JoAnn awakened from this dream of life on August 15, 2013. Although she left us far too soon, she left the world so very much richer and stronger because of the fantastic minds that she trained and the fabulous people that she mentored.

We held a Celebration of Life for her on September 8, 2013, and many of those who loved her were in attendence. Click here to transfer to a short tribute page. You will also be able to make a memoriam to a scholarship fund.

She left her special mark on the minds and hearts of many thousands of people. She taught more than 5,000 students and she mentored thousands more. Her students literally span the globe and she regularly received correspondence from students and mentees in Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, China, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Korea, the Philippines, Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Kuwait, Israel, Turkey, Georgia, Egypt, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Estonia, Poland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Brazil, Argentina, and, virtually every State in the United States.

She loved each and every one of you, and yes, she had that much love to give. She never ran out of love and each of you loved her in return.