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In General on December 22, 2016 - 11:16 am

CSF Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator!

The Carson Scholars Fund is thrilled to announce that because of our strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, we have earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator! This is the first time that we have earned this top distinction! In this competitive philanthropic marketplace, Charity Navigator highlights […]


In General on October 24, 2016 - 11:40 am

CSF Named a 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit!

We did it again! The Carson Scholars Fund was honored with a prestigious 2016 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that the Carson Scholars Fund received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. While […]


In General on November 5, 2015 - 10:25 am

Add CSF on AmazonSmile

Have you heard about AmazonSmile? You shop. Amazon gives. It’s that simple! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon, where the company donates 0.5% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice. Everything about the Amazon online shopping experience stays the same, including the shopping cart, low prices, service and shipping options. With […]


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 General on July 10, 2015 - 10:53 am

Meet CSF’s Interns!

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

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 Dr. Benjamin Carson, 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 General on April 29, 2015 - 10:12 am

Important Announcement!

Important Announcement from Dr. Ben and Candy Carson! Effective May 1, 2015, Candy and I are taking a leave of absence from the Carson Scholars Fund Board of Directors to focus on broader national issues that affect all Americans. It was unanimously determined that Dr. Nancy Grasmick, board member and Maryland’s most forthright educational advocate, […]


In General, Recent Press on March 30, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Nancy Grasmick honored with 2015 Baltimore County Woman of the Year Award

Congratulations to Nancy Grasmick, a Carson Scholars Fund Board Member and Towson University Presidential Scholar for Innovation in Teacher and Leader Preparation, for receiving the 2015 Baltimore County Woman of the Year Award! The former superintendent of Maryland State Schools has developed programs at Towson to enhance the Towson University teacher preparation program. Among the programs […]


In General on January 21, 2015 - 11:25 am

Volunteering at CSF

We are looking for volunteers to help process applications, calculate GPAs, and score essays. Each year, we receive thousands of applications from students from across the country. We would not be able to process all of the applications we receive, in our limited time frame, without the help of our dedicated volunteers. Our greatest need […]


In General on December 16, 2014 - 11:36 am

Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight

In the words of Andrew Greene: I’m Andrew Greene, 23, and I’m a five-time Carson Scholarship winner. I first got into music at a young age, growing up in a musical household. By the age of eleven, I was giving public ragtime music concerts and raising money for various causes (including Magothy River Middle School’s […]


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