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In Reading Rooms on January 4, 2016 - 11:22 am

Lights, Camera, Impact! Video Challenge

And the winner is….. And the winner of Lights, Camera, Impact! Video Challenge is…..Archbishop Borders School in Baltimore, Maryland! In November, 2015, the CSF issued a challenge to all reading room schools to demonstrate how the Ben Carson Reading Room impacts their school. The winning video was produced by the Archbishop Borders seventh grade class […]


In Reading Rooms on December 22, 2015 - 9:01 am

Barnes & Noble Gives Back

The holidays are a time of giving and sharing. This holiday season, patrons of the Barnes & Noble in Ellicott City shared their passion for reading by donating new children’s books to Ben Carson Reading Room schools during the store’s Annual Holiday Book Drive. The schools receiving the books included: Hilltop Elementary, Holabird Academy, Swansfield Elementary and Woodside […]


In Scholarships on December 18, 2015 - 8:59 am

Scholarship Quick Links

We receive a lot of inquiries during the scholarship season. Please use this quick link guide to find answers to frequently asked questions. GPA Calculation Rules and Policies: (Be sure to click on the link within the page to download the full version) Essay questions: Information for Educators: Overall Process (including teacher […]


In Reading Rooms on December 16, 2015 - 9:07 am

Edgewood Elementary Unveils Newly Remodeled Reading Room!

Dr. Seuss once wrote “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” That message is being reinforced in the Ben Carson Reading Room at Edgewood Elementary School. On December 2, 2015 the school unveiled its newly remodeled Ben Carson Reading Room featuring Dr. Seuss […]


In Events on December 11, 2015 - 10:15 am

12th Annual Pittsburgh Charity Auction and Cocktail Event

On Thursday, December 3 the Pittsburgh chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund hosted their 12th annual charity auction and cocktail event at The Andy Warhol Museum in downtown Pittsburgh.  Jerome Bettis, 2015 Hall of Fame Member, former Pittsburgh Steeler and longtime supporter of CSF, along with Dr. Alfonso Costa, president of the Pittsburgh CSF chapter, […]


In Events on December 3, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Giving Tuesday – BEST DAY EVER!

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities across the nation celebrated Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving. For the past three years, the Carson Scholars Fund has been rallying old donors, new donors, board members, friends, family, social media users, etc. to participate in giving back to our charity in support of education. Because […]


In Scholars on November 17, 2015 - 9:18 am

Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight

Sydnee Shannon is a five-time Carson Scholar who graduated from Howard High School. She is attending the University of Maryland, College Park and is majoring in mathematics. Sydnee was given the opportunity to represent the University of Maryland, College Park Honors Program at the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students. During this opening ceremony, she gave […]


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 Scholars on October 29, 2015 - 9:43 am

Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight

Richelle DeBlasio, a two-time Carson Scholar, graduated from Burrell High School and is currently a freshman in the Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh. Richelle is focusing her studies on molecular biology, with a minor in chemistry. She aims to become a physician to specialize in oncology and also wants to conduct biomedical research. […]


In Recent Press on October 26, 2015 - 11:19 am

CSF Named 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit!

We did it again! The Carson Scholars Fund was honored with a prestigious 2015 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 Events on October 22, 2015 - 2:59 pm

Fifth Annual Domtar Vendor Partnership Meeting and Charity Golf Event

Update: Thanks to the generosity of Independent Container Line, CSF will be receiving another $5,000. The grand total is now $160,000.00! The beautiful Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge was the backdrop for the Fifth Annual Domtar Vendor Partnership Meeting and Charity Golf Event. The event commenced Monday, October 19, 2015 with a reception and dinner with the Domtar […]


In Scholars on October 21, 2015 - 10:01 am

Scholar Update: Hannah Grice

Hannah Grice, a senior at The Catholic High School of Baltimore and a four-time Carson Scholar, received a $10,000 Nordstrom College Scholarship. The Nordstrom Scholarship recognizes students throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico for academic excellence and outstanding community service involvement. Hannah was one of 80 people selected out of 6,000 applicants! Hannah […]


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