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In Scholars on September 10, 2015 - 10:03 am

Then and Now Alumni Spotlight: Alexandra Miller

Alexandra Miller is a 7-time Carson Scholar who is currently a senior at Northern Garrett High School. She hopes to one day become a biomedical engineer to work with robotic prosthetics in order to help others. In April 2015, she was named one of the 10 FIRST Robotics Competition Dean’s List Award winners at the […]


In Scholars on August 31, 2015 - 10:01 am

Then and Now Alumni Spotlight: David Cattano

David Cattano is a four–time Carson Scholar who graduated from Broadneck Senior High School in 2012. David attends Virginia Tech, where he is majoring in aerospace and ocean engineering. He is a member of the Corps of Cadets and Navy ROTC. In the fall, David will serve as the commander of his company in the […]


In Events, General, Reading Rooms on August 24, 2015 - 11:22 am

CSF Service Day for Our Schools


Last week, the CSF staff volunteered their time and energy at Norwood Elementary School, a Baltimore County Public School and Ben Carson Reading Room school. Norwood principal, Pat Goldys, had a clear vision in mind on what she wanted the CSF staff to help with. The first task was to paint large flowers, which included […]


In Scholars on August 6, 2015 - 9:44 am

Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight

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Jeremy Garriga was awarded the Carson Scholarship in 2011 at the Academy of Technology and was recognized twice thereafter before graduating. He is a sophomore at Seton Hall University majoring in social and behavioral sciences with a minor in psychology. His academic goals include acceptance into a medical school that offers him research opportunities in […]


In Scholars on July 23, 2015 - 9:44 am

Scholar Spotlight: Alden Tonkay


Alden Tonkay, a 7-time Carson Scholar, has been keeping busy this summer by volunteering in his community. Recently, Alden sung two solo performances at a three day patriotic production for the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, Delaware to raise money for Meals on Wheels. During this event, Meals on Wheels raises around $15,000! View his […]


In Scholars on July 17, 2015 - 11:54 am

Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight

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This feature of Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight features Rubén Vega Pérez, a 2-time Carson Scholar, who was originally awarded with the scholarship in 2012 at Southwest High School. He is a rising junior at Yale University majoring in ethics, politics, and economics, which is a selective honor major at Yale. Along with focusing on economics, […]


In General on July 10, 2015 - 10:53 am

Meet CSF’s Interns!

Interns Together

Annie McPherson Year(s) Named a Carson Scholar: 2007, 08, 10, 11 College You’re Attending in the Fall: North Carolina A&T State University Intended Major: Mechanical engineering and certificate in entrepreneurship Favorite Book: The Hunger Games Favorite Movie: Live Free or Die Hard Favorite Food: Pizza Best Advice You’ve Received: “Reach for the stars. That way, […]


In General on July 8, 2015 - 10:24 am

Top 20 Under Thirty – Hall of Fame

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Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary The Carson Scholars Fund will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2016! We are very excited for such a huge milestone and would like to announce that with our anniversary, CSF will unveil a Carson Scholar Hall of Fame. The Carson Scholar Hall of Fame will feature our “top 20 under […]


In Events on June 25, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Volunteer Celebration!


Volunteers are vital in the success of the Carson Scholars Fund. It is because of their dedication and commitment that we are able to process and score the thousands of scholarship applications CSF receives annually. In addition, they also play an important role in the execution of our awards banquets and the Ben Carson Reading […]


In General, Recent Press on June 23, 2015 - 11:25 am Exclusive Interview with Dr. Carson!


James Barham, Ph.D., president and general editor of, sat down with Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., in an exclusive interview before the 2015 Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Awards Banquet on May 24, 2015. Dr. Barham believes that the interview “serves as a wonderful tribute to Dr. Carson and his massive positive influence on American education.” The […]


In General on June 2, 2015 - 3:37 pm

CSF Receives Large Donation Gift from TheBestSchools.Org


The Carson Scholars Fund is thrilled to announce a $100,000 gift from, which offers detailed and reliable information about the best schools and degree programs in all fields of study in the U.S. donation is the largest donation ever received by the Carson Scholars Fund from a national educational organization. Read more. Pictured […]


In Events on May 29, 2015 - 11:54 am

2015 Pittsburgh Awards Banquet

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With the Pirates playing the New York Mets and the Carson Scholars Fund’s (CSF) 11th Annual Pittsburgh Banquet, Heinz Field was teeming (pun intended) with excitement. The regal routine of entering through the club entrance, taking the special elevators to the second floor lounge and exiting into a world of starry wonder made all the […]


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