Six thousand seven hundred scholarships and counting...


Chicago Chapter in 2015: 

  • 53 new Carson Scholars in 2015
  • 55 Recognized Scholars in 2015
  • 175 total Carson Scholars in the Midwest with 120 in Illinois

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Chicago Chapter News: 


2015 Chicago Banquet:

The multicultural, global city of Chicago, IL hosted the 2015 Carson Scholars Fund Awards Banquet. Even the rainy weather couldn’t dampen spirits on this special day.  Carson Scholars brought their families, friends and an array of educators to witness their joy while receiving the coveted gold medallion. Emmy Award winner, Dr. Sandy Goldberg from NBC Chicago, graciously served as emcee. Read more.

Photos from the 2015 Chicago Awards Banquet. 

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.


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