Monterey’s La Mesa School set to open new reading center
Monterey Herald, May 2018
After nearly six months of remodeling and upgrades, La Mesa Elementary School is opening the doors to Think Big! Reading Center with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday.
Three students from Fontana receive $1,000 scholarship from Carson Scholars Fund
Fontana Herald News, May 2018
Three students from Fontana have received a $1,000 scholarship from the Carson Scholars Fund, which was founded by Dr. Ben Carson and his wife Candy Carson.
Dr. Ben Carson’s wife, Candy Carson, visits Lookout Valley Elementary reading room
Times Free Press, May 2018
Jade Otterman, a student at Lookout Valley Elementary School, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Carson Scholars Fund for her essay — becoming the fourth recipient of the national award at the school in five years — and Monday, Jade got to meet Candy Carson, who co-founded the fund.
Carsons honor students with scholarships, reading room
The Coast News Group, May 2018
It was a busy two days for Candy Carson.
BallenIsles Charities Foundation “Grants in Action” – new student reading room
Cision PR Newswire, April 2018
Students, parents, staff and guests of Palmetto Elementary School gathered April 19 for a dedication ceremony to open a new Carson Reading Room.
8th annual Carson Scholarship banquet held at UTC
WDEF, April 2018
Ninety students were presented with money for college for their outstanding achievements inside and outside of the classroom.
Candy Carson, wife of Ben Carson, visits schools Catoosa, Lookout Valley
ABC News Channel 9, April 2018
Candy Carson, wife of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, made two stops at area schools Monday to check out their Ben Carson Reading Rooms.
570 students honored at the 22nd Annual Carson Scholars Fund Awards Ceremony
FOX45 News, April 2018
Some of the top students in the Baltimore region were honored on Sunday.
Shady Side Academy’s Nick Lauer earns Carson scholarship
Trib Live, April 2018
Shady Side Academy junior Nick Lauer was named a 2018 Carson Scholar, earning a $1,000 college scholarship during an April 7 Heinz Field ceremony.
Seven students from Chatham County to be named a 2018 Carson Scholar
Chatham Journal Newspaper, April 2018
To celebrate their accomplishments, these seven, along with 39 other scholars from across North and South Carolina, will be recognized at the Carson Scholars Fund’s North Carolina Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
VVHS student among select few awarded Carson Scholarship
Daily Press, March 2018
Samantha Wilhoit’s reaction upon learning she’d won a scholarship was a mix of shock and excitement.
Highley High junior named Carson Scholar
AZEDNEWS, March 2018
Higley High School junior Brianna Fratella learned this month she is a 2018 Carson Scholar.
How a Liberty student helped bring sign language into Bethlehem schools
Lehigh Valley Live, March 2018
Learning sign language broadened and enriched Liberty High School senior Jake Weikert’s circle of friends so much it got him thinking.
VVHS student among select few awarded Carson Scholarship
Daily Press, March 2018
Samantha Wilhoit’s reaction upon learning she’d won a scholarship was a mix of shock and excitement.
Skyuka Hall student receives scholarship from Carson Scholars Fund
The Chattanoogan, March 2018
Emma Noonan, an 8th grade student at Skyuka Hall School, has been selected as one of Carson Scholar Fund’s 2018 Carson Scholars.
Han, Tantribeau selected for Carson Scholars Fund
Gabrielino High School, March 2018
Congratulations to junior William Tantribeau and senior Janet Han for being selected as recipients of the Carson Scholars Fund.
Governor cites Makenzie Greenwood for ‘brilliant’ idea: Hampstead’s Little Free Pantry
Carroll County Times, February 2018
Just over a year ago, a little girl in Hampstead had a pretty big idea.
New reading room comes to Woodholme Elementary
ABC2 News, February 2018
Another reading room has opened in Maryland, and this time it is at Woodholme Elementary School in Baltimore County.
Ben Carson Reading Rooms open at two South County schools
Palm Beach Post, February 2018
Ben Carson Reading Rooms opened at Banyan Creek Elementary in Delray Beach and Rolling Green Elementary in Boynton Beach.
Natalie Bartholet selected as 2017 Carson Scholar
The Peabody Post, May 2017
Natalie Bartholet, a student of Rachel Choe’s Peabody Preparatory flute studio and member of the Peabody Wind Orchestra, was selected as one of Carson Scholar Fund’s 2017 Carson Scholars.
Local Ben Carson Scholars recognized
The Bay Times & Record Observer, May 2017
Carson Scholars from Queen Anne’s County Public Schools — students nominated to receive scholarship funds through the Carson Scholars Fund, a fund founded by Dr. Ben Carson and his wife — were named at the May Board of Education meeting.
Dyer wins 2017 Carson Scholar award
The Star Democrat, May 2017
Sts. Peter and Paul fifth grader, Vincent Dyer, son of Dr. Paul and Kimberly Dyer, is the recent recipient of the Carson Scholar award for 2017.
Delmarva Christian student receives scholarship from Carson Scholars Fund
WMTD, May 2017
As a student, getting selected for a special scholarship can be exciting, especially if you’ve worked hard to get there.
29 students in Catholic schools named 2017 Carson Scholars
Pittsburgh Catholic, May 2017
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund recently announced that 247 students in the Pittsburgh region have been named 2017 Carson Scholars.
Delmarva Christian student receives Carson Scholarship
Sussex Countian, May 2017
Delmarva Christian High School junior Briana Taylor was recognized as a 2017 Carson Scholar at the 21st annual Maryland Awards Banquet in Baltimore City.
Ben Carson reading room opens in Riviera Beach
WPTV, May 2017
Inlet Grove Community High School is the first high school in Florida to have a Ben Carson Reading Room.
Smart and has a big heart
Rising Sun Herald, April 2017
Mackenzie Shephard carries what she learned at Christmas with her all year long. Shephard, a fifth grader at Rising Sun Elementary School, has been a volunteer with Cecil County’s Shop With a Cop for three years.
GCS students named Carson Scholars
The High Point Enterprise, April 2017
The Carson Scholars Fund will recognize 17 Guilford County Schools students as role models and future leaders with college scholarships this year.
Dr. Ben Carson Honors Students with Carson Scholars Fund Awards
WJZ-13, April 2017
Celebrating smarts and generosity, the Carson Scholars Fund honors dozens of talented students throughout our region and a very popular comedian.
County students named among 2017 Carson Scholars
The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 2017
The Carson Scholars Fund recently honored its West Coast recipients at a banquet at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad.
Carson Scholars honored at UTC
WDEF, April 2017
A total of 97 students of different ages from the Southeast have been named 2017 Carson Scholars.
Candy Carson helps to dedicate academy’s new reading room
Daytona Times, April 2017
Palm Harbor Academy (PHA) continues to harbor the purpose of excellence through its innovative, enriched education.
Local Carson Scholars announced
WCBC Radio, April 2017
This year, Allegany County Public Schools is home to two first-time scholars, Benjamin Twigg, a fifth grader at Parkside Elementary School, and Kelsey Darber, a fifth grader at Northeast Elementary School.
High school teacher to be honored by the Carson Scholars Fund
Fox Chapel Area High School, April 2017
Fox Chapel Area High School orchestra director Mairi Cooper is being honored by the Carson Scholars Fund.
Four Carson Scholars at two Rising Sun schools
Rising Sun Herald, April 2017
Four students, two each from Rising Sun middle and high schools, are among the nation’s best and brightest.
Ben Carson Reading Room to open at Cowan Elementary School
Herald Chronicle, April 2017
Through the generosity of the Deaver Phoenix Foundation, the Carson Scholars Fund is pleased to announce the opening of a new Ben Carson Reading Room at Cowan Elementary School.
2017 Carson Scholars from Washington County Public Schools
Washington County Public Schools, March 2017
For the second consecutive year, 13 students from Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) are being recognized in the National Carson Scholars program.
Adams Elementary student earns National Carson Scholarship
The Gadsden Times, March 2017
Oscar Adams Elementary fifth-grader Jakasha Bush is one of just 438 winners of this year’s Carson Scholars Fund scholarship.
Ashdown School Takes Part in Annual Ben Carson Reading Day
Texarkana News, November 2016
L. F. Henderson Intermediate School students and 15 guest readers from Domtar participated in Ben Carson Reading Day on November 14.
Student of the Month Xiara Long
Altoona Mirror, November 2016
Xiara Long, 4-time Carson Scholar, was named ‘Student of the Month’ at Northern Bedford County High School.
Ben Carson Reading Room Opens its Doors in Dallas ISD, Helps Promote Literacy
The Hub, September 2016
John Q. Adams Elementary School in Dallas, TX opened a Ben Carson Reading Room on September 23 thanks to the generosity of Domtar and their vendors.
Foust to Open Carson Reading Room
Messenger-Inquirer, September 2016
Foust Elementary School in Owensboro, KY opened a Ben Carson Reading Room sponsored by Domtar and their vendors. This is the first Ben Carson Reading Room to open in Kentucky.
R.E. Davis Opens Ben Carson Reading Room
The Item, September 2016
Candy Carson helped to unveil the second Ben Carson Reading Room in the state of South Carolina. The room was sponsored by Thompson Companies and CEO and President, Greg Thompson, attended the event.
R.E. Davis Unveils Ben Carson Reading Room
Sumter School District, September 2016
A second Ben Carson Reading Room opened in South Carolina and was sponsored by Thompson Companies.
Rock Hill School Opens Ben Carson Reading Room Where ‘Magical Things Happen’
The Herald, September 2016
Old Pointe Elementary School in Rock Hill, MD opened a Ben Carson Reading Room which was sponsored by Domtar and their vendors.
Scholars at George W. Julian Are Ready to Explore Reading Room
MyIPS.org, August 2016
Students at George W. Julian School 57 will be excited to use their Ben Carson Reading Room upon their return to school in August!
Sedor-Schiffhauer Wins Waldie Award
The Almanac, June 2016
Zachary Sedor-Schiffhauer, a 2-time Carson Scholar, was the recipient of the 2016 Bethel Park High School’s Ken Waldie Memorial Scholarship.
Eastside High School Students Earns National Recognition For Academic Achievement and Community Service
Gainsville.com, June 2016
Alexandra Ro, a junior at the International Baccalaureate program at Eastside High School was named a 2016 Carson Scholar.
Bradshaw Recognized by Dr. Carson
Eagle News, June 2016
Florida Gulf Coast University President, Dr. Wilson Bradshaw, was honored with the Sonya Award at the Florida Awards Banquet on May 7, 2016.
Ben Carson on Mission to Boost Kids’ Reading Skills
NewsMax, June 2016
A new Ben Carson Reading Room recently opened at Coral Sunset Elementary in Florida thanks to the generosity of Dr. Donald Janower. The goal of the room is to create an environment that fosters a love of learning and reading.
Doctor Funds Carson Reading Room at School
Sun Sentinel, June 2016
Dr. Donald Janower sponsored a new Ben Carson Reading Room that opened on May 31, 2016 at Coral Sunset Elementary School in Boca Raton, FL.
Beaver Falls Students Venture Into Reading in Ben Carson Room
The Times, May 2016
A new Ben Carson Reading Room, stocked with over 500 books, opened at Beaver Falls Middle School.
Ex-school athlete avoids prison with report on Ben Carson book
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 2016
Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani gave a man a sentence of writing a book report on You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K B.I.G.
Area Students Recognized by Carson Scholars Fund Awards
The Frederick News-Post, May 2016
Mid-Atlantic scholars were recognized at the Hippodrome Theatre on April 10, 2016 to celebrate their accomplishments.
Blue Island Eighth Grader Named 2016 Carson Scholar
Chicago Tribune, May 2016
David Bravo, a student at Veterans Memorial Middle School in Blue Island, has been named a 2016 Carson Scholar. He was honored at the Chicago Awards Banquet on May 1.
66 Carson Scholars honored in Bonita Springs
NBC 2 News, May 2016
Carson Scholars, new and previous, were awarded at the 2016 Florida Awards Banquet in at Hyatt Place Coconut Pointe in Bonita Springs, FL.
Former Presidential Hopeful Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Honor Scholars
Ramona Home Journal, May 2016
New and Previous Carson Scholars were honored at an awards banquet held at San Diego State University.
Ben Carson Reading Room Opens at Bonsall West Elementary School
The Fallbrook/Bonsall Village News, May 2016
Thanks to the generosity of John Kendall, the first Ben Carson Reading Room established in San Diego County opened at Bonsall West Elementary School.
Ben Carson Reading Rooms to Open at School District 111
The Burbank Beat, April 2016
Thanks to the generoisty of Advocate Christ Medical Center, two new Ben Carson Reading Rooms are scheduled to open on May 2 at Jacqueline B. Kennedy Elementary School and Rosa G. Maddock Elementary School.
Carson Scholars program recognizes students for academic, humanitarian qualities
WWMT, April 2016
Students in Battle Creek, MI were recognized for their academic success and humanitarian qualities on Friday, April 29.
Carson Scholars Fund awards many AACPS students
Eye On Annapolis, April 2016
In their 20th year, the Carson Scholars Fund awarded 11 Anne Arundel County Public Schools students with scholarships.
School Gains Reading Room
Texackana Gazette, April 2016
A new Ben Carson Reading Room opened at L.F. Henderson Intermediate School on on Friday, April 22, thanks to Domtar and their suppliers.
Carson Scholars Fund holds banquet at SDSU
CBS 8, April 2016
The Carson Scholars Fund celebrated West Coast Carson Scholars at San Diego State University on Sunday, April 24.
Ben Carson Celebrates Students’ Achievements in Scholarship Event
TribLive, April 2016
Dr. Carson and his wife, Candy, celebrated Pittsburgh area Carson Scholars during a scholarship ceremony at Heinz Field on April 17.
Bonsall West Gets Carson Reading Room
The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 2016
Bonsall West Elementary School received a grant to open a Ben Carson Reading Room at their school. The room’s grand opening will be April 25.
Students Named Carson Scholars
The Cranberry Eagle, March 2016
Urvi Gupta and Sarah Johanknecht, both students at Seneca Valley High School, were named as 2016 Carson Scholars by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund.
12 local students selected to be 2016 Carson Scholars
Nooga.com, March 2016
Twelve Hamilton County Schools students have been selected as 2016 Carson Scholars and will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 24, 2016.
David Cohen Davis selected as 2016 Carson Scholar
CapeGazette.com, March 2016
Sussex Academy 11th grader David Cohen Davis has been selected as a 2016 Carson Scholar.
ALCS Carson Scholar Wins National Pi Day Contest
ALChristian.com, March 2016
Ezekiel Zaruba, a 3-time Carson Scholar, tied for first place in the Carson Scholars Fund’s National Pi Day Contest.
Roosevelt Student Elisa Hein Receives Carson Scholarship
Nennah Joint School District, March 2016
Roosevelt Elementary fifth grade student Elisa Hein has been selected as the school’s first Carson Scholar.
37 Hamilton County Schools Students to be Honored at Carson Scholars Fund Banquet
The Chattanoogan, March 2016
12 Hamilton County Schools students have been named 2016 Carson Scholars. Mr. Cordell Carter, II, CEO of TechTown Foundation, will be presented with the Trailblazer Award and John Mercer will host the program.
Carson Scholars Announced in Local County
TheBayNet.com, March 2016
Five Charles County Public School students were named as 2016 Carson Scholars and 12 received renewal status.
Carson Scholars Announced
Southern Maryland Online, March 2016
The Carson Scholars Fund is pleased to announce that four students have been named new winners and eleven students have been named previous winners.
Petsinger is a Carson Scholar
Hutchinson Leader, March 2016
Hutchinson High School junion, Logan Petsinger, has been selected as a 2016 Carson Scholar by the Carson Scholars Fund.
HCPS Students To Be Honored at 20th Annual Carson Scholars Fund Award Ceremony
Harford County Living, March 2016
41 Harford County Public School students will be honored at the annual Carson Scholars Fund Award Ceremony.
16 San Diego County Students Honored As Carson Scholars
SDCOE, March 2016
New and previous Carson Scholars were selected as winners for the 2016 scholarship season.
Nolan Student Named 2016 Carson Scholars
The Chattanoogan, March 2016
One student from Nolan Elementary School was named a 2016 Carson Scholar and another was named a 2016 Recognized Carson Scholar.
Two Students Named 2016 Carson Scholars
SVSD, March 2016
Seneca Valley School District is honoring two students in the Pittsburgh area who have been named 2016 Carson Scholars.
Dorchester students nominated for Carson Scholarship
Dorchester Star, January 2016
South Dorchester School and Warwick Elementary School students were nominated for the Carson Scholarship.
Lookout Valley Elementary Opens Ben Carson Reading Room
WRCB-TV, January 2016
The Deaver Phoenix Foundation and the Carson Scholars Fund announced the opening of the Ben Carson Reading Room at Lookout Valley Elementary School on Monday.
Ben Carson Reading Room to Open at Lookout Valley Elementary School
The Chattanoogan, January 2016
Through the gift of The Deaver Phoenix Foundation, the Carson Scholars Fund announces the opening of the Ben Carson Reading Room at Lookout Valley Elementary School.
Baltimore schools celebrate reading with Ben Carson Reading Day
WMAR, November 2015
Baltimore area schools celebrated the event to raise awareness of the importance of everyday leisure reading.
Carson Opens School Reading Rooms
South Florida Times, October 2015
Grove Park Elementary School and Westward Elementary School in Palm Beach County, FL open their Ben Carson Reading Rooms!
Ben Carson Reading Room Opens at Bakerfield Elementary School
HCPS.org, October 2015
On Monday, October 5, Bakerfield Elementary School held a grand opening celebration of its Ben Carson Reading Room, thanks to the generosity of Stack & Store Mini Storage and the support of the Carson Scholars Fund.
Adventist Academy senior named Carson Scholar
Thousand Oaks Acorn, September 2015
Newbury Park Adventist Academy senior Jasmine Westerdahl has been named a 2015 Carson Scholar.
Dr. Ben Carson’s scholarship program affecting lives in West Michigan
WWMT, September 2015
Carson Scholars Fund helping and awarding scholarships in the Battle Creek area.
Boca Raton Elementary opens Dr. Ben Carson Reading Room
WPTV, September 2015
Children at Boca Raton Elementary School have a new oasis and place to read — their Ben Carson Reading Room.
Phillip C. Showell Student wins Carson Scholars Fund Award
Coastal Point, June 2015
Brynn McCabe, fifth grade student at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, was named a 2015 Carson Scholar.
New Canaan girl named Carson Scholar
New Canaan Advertiser, May 2015
Caroline Sarda, a junior at Lauralton Hall has been recognized as a 2015 Carson Scholar.
Dulaney High junior named Carson Scholar [Lutherville-Timonium]
The Baltimore Sun, May 2015
Caitlyn Battle-McDonald of Dulaney High School was named a 2015 Carson Scholar.
31 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Named 2015 Carson Scholars
Annapolis Patch, April 2015
Ten first-time winners and twenty previous winners were named Carson Scholars in Anne Arundel County Schools.
PVHS Student Recognized for Academic Achievement, Community Service
Cecil Whig, April 2015
Sixteen year old Perryville High School sophomore, Christen Dodson, earned her seventh consecutive scholar status from the Carson Scholars Fund.
Students Named 2015 Carson Scholars
SoMdNews, April 2015
Scholars, from Maryland and the surrounding areas, were celebrated at the Maryland Awards Banquet on April 19, 2015 at Martin’s West in Baltimore, MD.
Carson Scholars Total 164 in Lee County; awards Saturday
News-Press, April 2015
The Carson Scholars Fund honored 164 students in Lee County, and the surrounding area, at the Harborside Event Center.
Ben Carson Speaks at Scholarship Luncheon at UTC
Times Free Press, April 2015
Students were honored at the Carson Scholars Fund awards banquet at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
2015 Carson Scholars
WDEF News 12, April 2015
The 2015 Chattanooga and Atlanta Carson Scholars will be honored at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
Pomona Unified’s Allison Elementary reading room designed to instill love for reading
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, March 2015
A new Ben Carson Reading Room opened at Allison Elementary School in Pomona, CA. The room in the first such facility at a Pomona Unified School District campus.
Longview elementary school opens a Ben Carson Reading Room
KEDM, March 2015
Ware Elementary in Texas is one of six schools in the state to have a Ben Carson Reading Room.
Longview elementary receives Ben Carson Reading Room
Longview News-Journal, March 2015
The addition of the reading room was made possible by the Ben Carson Reading Project and Carson Scholars Fund.
New Chapter to Encourage Reading at Edmondson Heights Elementary
Baltimore Sun, February 2015
The Hillendale Country Club Ladies’ Book Club provides funding to create a Ben Carson Reading Room for Edmondson Heights Elementary to encourage reading for pleasure.
Grammy Winner Highlights Joint Fundraiser
Palm Beach Daily News, February 2015
Grammy Award Winner, Gloria Gaynor, highlighted the 2015 Palm Beach Gala supporting two amazing charities, the Carson Scholars Fund and the Paley Foundation.
Renowned neurosurgeon speaks at Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Fund auction
TribLIVE, December 2014
Dr. Ben Carson speaks at the Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Fund charity auction at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Memorial Elementary 1-2 Campus Holds Card Workshop
Hometown life, November 23, 2014
Memorial Elementary 1-2 Campus holds a holiday card workshop to raise money for Ben Carson Reading Room books.
Reading Rooms Open in Detroit
Click On Detroit, October 2014
This video covers the opening of two Ben Carson Reading Rooms in Detroit, MI.
Allamanda Elementary School Reading Room Opening
CBS12, October 2014
The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund created a Ben Carson Reading Room for the school.
The Durfee Elementary-Middle School opens Ben Carson Reading Room
DPS, October 2014
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in honor of their school’s reading room opening.
Dr. Carson Featured as 2005 Champion Giver
Philanthropy magazine, October 2014
Dr. Ben Carson is featured in Philanthropy magazine’s 2014 edition as the 2005 Champion Giver. This feature touches upon his incredible accomplishments, the Ben Carson Reading Rooms and Carson Scholarships.
Quitman Upper Elementary Debuts Ben Carson Reading Room
WTOK, September 2014
The first Ben Carson Reading Room in the state of Mississippi opened at Quitman Upper Elementary.
Books Continue to Offer that Magic Carpet Ride
Frederick Magazine, September 2013
Wolfsville Elementary School is set to become the first location in Frederick County for a Ben Carson Reading Room, joining 90 other sites nationwide.
VIDEO: Our Scholars
Education Channel 77, July 2013
The video highlights the many talented Carson Scholars in the Baltimore City Public Schools system.
Dr. Ben Carson: Beyond the Scrubs
WBAL, June 2013
As part of a five-part series, Dr. Ben Carson visited the Carson Scholars Fund office and sat down with WBAL’s John Patti to talk about his upcoming retirement and the Carson Scholars Fund.
Forward thinking: How the Carson Scholars Program grooms the leaders of tomorrow
Maryland Life Magazine, April 2013
Excerpts of Maryland Life’s print feature on Dr. Carson, the Carson Scholarship Program and the Ben Carson Reading Program are available online.
Baltimore’s biggest philanthropists reveal what motivates them
The Baltimore Sun, January 2013
Dr. and Mrs. Carson talk on their desire to give back to others.