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In Events on March 1, 2016 - 9:52 am

Black Tie Baltimore

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, the Carson Scholars Fund got dressed up for a great cause! The event, Black Tie Baltimore, was held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry to support three educational nonprofits: The Carson Scholars Fund, The Midtown Academy and Teach for America. The evening started out with an open bar, a silent […]


In Scholars on February 24, 2016 - 9:09 am

2016 Scholarship Payout Information

Scholarship Payout Information As the school year comes to a close and many of you are preparing for college, it is important to understand our scholarship payout process. Scholarship monies are paid directly to the college or university at which you will be a student. Payouts can only be done after verifying that you have […]


In Scholars on February 18, 2016 - 10:05 am

Scholar Spotlight – Ionie Banner

Ionie Banner, a five-time Carson Scholar, is an 11th grade student at Penn Hills Senior High School. Impressively, Ionie was named as the September “Generation NEXT” by the Pittsburgh Courier. Generation NEXT highlights the positive contributions of an African American youth—male or female—in the community. Ionie not only succeeds in the classroom, where she earned […]


In Scholars on January 26, 2016 - 10:07 am

Then and Now: Alumni Spotlight

Kevin Williams, Jr., a 6-time Carson Scholar, graduated from Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy in 2015. He is currently a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, where he plans to major in biology or neuroscience. Kevin not only succeeds in the classroom, but continues to volunteer in his community. Kevin volunteered for the 27th Annual Gatorade/Steelers […]


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 […]


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