Six thousand seven hundred scholarships and counting...


Chicago Chapter in 2014: 

  • 33 new Carson Scholars in 2014
  • 13 Recognized Scholars in 2014
  • 122 total Carson Scholars in the Midwest with 89 in Illinois

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Chicago Chapter News: 


Chicago Chapter Expansion Gets an Early Start

On Monday October 6, 2014, shortly after sunrise, twenty friends of the Carson Scholars Fund met with Dr. and Mrs. Ben Carson and Amy Warner, CSF Executive Director, to discuss expansion efforts in Chicago. The energized group was comprised of business leaders, educators, as well as nonprofit and community supporters. 


2014 Chicago Banquet 

The Hilton Oak Lawn buzzed with excitement as the 3rd Annual Carson Scholars Awards ceremony was about to begin in the peaceful suburb on Chicago’s south side!

Around 200 were gathered around tables of ten in the Astoria ballroom, named for the oldest settlement west of the Rockies, a nationally significant historic region at the west end of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Read more.

Photos from the 2014 Chicago Awards Banquet.


2013 Chicago Banquet: A busy two days in Chicago! 

It was a typical rainy Chicago day, but that did not dampen the spirits of those that gathered for the 2nd Annual Chicago Carson Scholar Awards Ceremony. The event honored 25 new scholars and 7 repeat scholars (3 of which were in attendance). Richard Steele, award-winning host and correspondent for WBEZ Chicago Public Media, was the emcee for the evening. Read More 

Photos from the 2013 Chicago Banquet 



Special thanks to Advocate Christ Medical Center for sponsoring the Chicago Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund!