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Carson Scholars Fund in the News

 

In Focus: Prestigious Carson Awards recognize 28 Palm Beach County student scholars
The Palm Beach Post, April 22, 2021

Ten-year-old Derron Blake Jr. likes to speak on topics such as stopping gun violence and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. He likes to code, and speedcube with his Rubik’s Cube. He likes to play golf, tennis, and play in the pool with his little brother, Tristan. Now, the fourth-grader at Northboro Elementary School “loves” being a 2021 Carson Scholar.

 

Ringgold Primary unveils new Ben Carson Reading Room
WDEF, April 5, 2021

Ringgold Primary School is getting its 5th Ben Carson Reading Room. Each room gets its own theme, and this one is going to be the Secret Garden. It’s yet another perfect example of What’s right With Our Schools.

 

Sussex Academy student selected as 2021 Carson Scholar
Sussex Countian, April 6, 2021

Sussex Academy 11th grader Mikayla Dayton has ben selected as a 2021 Carson Scholar. With this honor, Dayton will receive a $1,000 scholarship that will be invested for her college education.

 

The Carson Scholars Fund Reaches 10,000 Scholarships
Franchise Journal, April 1, 2021

The Carson Scholars Fund (CSF), led by co-founders Dr. Ben Carson Sr. and his wife Candy Carson, has been recognizing and rewarding students who embody the American spirit for 25 years! These young people from all 50 states and Washington DC not only dedicate themselves to excellence, particularly in academics, but they also demonstrate their humanitarianism through volunteer work, by creating their own charitable initiatives, and by addressing community needs through creative problem solving.

 

Kids receive Carson Scholars Fund scholarships
Daily Advent, March 24, 2021

Olivia Harper and Derron “D.J.” Blake Jr. receive their scholarships. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.

 

Mariner Middle student earns Carson scholarship
Cape Gazette, March 25, 2021

Mariner Middle School eighth-grader Carly Favoroso has been named a 2021 Carson Scholarship winner. With this honor, Carly will receive a $1,000 scholarship award that can be used towards her college education.

 

EBCCS Student Selected as Carson Scholar
Catholic Schools Office Boston, March 21, 2021

East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCSS) announced this week that eighth grade student Dante Minacapilli has been selected as a 2021 Carson Scholar.

 

Two more Ben Carson Reading Rooms open in Catoosa County Public Schools
Catoosa Walker News, March 19, 2021

Ben Carson Reading Rooms recently opened at two Catoosa County schools – one on the Ringgold Elementary/Primary campus and the other at Woodstation Elementary School in Rock Spring.

 

29 students honored as Carson Scholars
Cape Coral Breeze, March 17,  2021

Twenty-nine students have been honored as 2021 Carson Scholars. The Carson Scholars Fund will provide each student with a $1,000 College Scholarship.

 

Three Garrett County students recognized as Carson Scholars
WV News, March 17, 2021

After 25 years of recognizing and rewarding students in grades 4-11 who embrace high levels of academic achievement and community service, the Carson Scholars Fund has awarded its 10,000th scholarship this year.

 

Twentynine Students Honored as Carson Scholars
The School District of Lee County, March 17, 2021

The School District of Lee County is excited to announce 29 students have been honored as 2021 Carson Scholars. The Carson Scholars Fund will provide each student with a $1,000 College Scholarship.

 

Local students receive Carson scholarships
Ellwood City Ledger, March 17, 2021

The Carson Scholars Fund announced its 2021 scholarship winners and recognized scholars this month, some of whom are area students. Scholarships are $1,000 each and are given to students in grades 4-11 who attend an accredited K-12 school, have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service.

 

Carson Scholars Fund announces 2021 recipients
Chatham News Record, March 17, 2021

After 25 years of recognizing and rewarding students in grades 4-11 who embrace high levels of academic achievement and community service, the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) has awarded its 10,000th scholarship this year.

 

Hamilton County Schools Students Named 2021 Carson Scholars
The Chattanoogan, March 17, 2021

The Carson Scholars Fund recognized 47 Hamilton County Schools students as 2021 Carson Scholars and awarded each student a $1,000 college scholarship. Thirty-two of these students are also 2021 Recognized Carson Scholars because they are repeat winners of the award.

 

DAHS student named 2021 Carson Scholar
Latrobe Bulletin, March 16, 2021

Derry Area High School student Morgan Sobota was recently named a 2021 Carson Scholar. The Carson Scholars program recognizes students for high academic achievement, humanitarian qualities and community service.

 

Calvert Co. 2021 Carson Scholars Announced
Southern Maryland Chronicle, March 16, 2021

The Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) is pleased to announce that six students in Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) have been named first-time Carson Scholars. In addition, nine CCPS students are repeat winners.

 

30 HCPSS Students Recognized As 2021 Carson Scholars
Patch, March 16, 2021

Twelve HCPSS students were named first-time Carson Scholars and 18 students were acknowledged as Recognized Carson Scholars.

 

Carson Scholars Fund Awards Its 10,000th Scholarship
The Chattanoogan, March 15, 2021

After 25 years of recognizing and rewarding students in grades 4-11 who embrace high levels of academic achievement and community service, the Carson Scholars Fund awards its 10,000th scholarship this year. The CSF gifts $1,000 college scholarships to students who excel academically and selflessly give of themselves, their time, and their talents to others.

 

Gering elementary students awarded national scholarships
Star Herald, March 13, 2021

Two Gering elementary students were announced as 2021 Carson Scholars through the national corporation called the Carson Scholars Fund on March 3. Each year, both Northfield Elementary and Geil Elementary nominate one student from their schools for the prestigious honor.

 

CCPS Students Honored With Carson Scholar
The Bay Net, March 12, 2021

Five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students were recently named 2021 Carson Scholars. The Carson Scholars program recognizes students for high academic achievement, humanitarian qualities and community service.

 

Charles Co. Students Honored with Carson Scholar Awards (UPDATED)
Southern Maryland Chronicle, March 11, 2021

Five Charles County Public Schools students were recently named 2021 Carson Scholars.

 

Two Warwick Students Receive 2021 Carson Scholar Awards
Warwick School District, March 9, 2021

Warwick High School and Warwick Middle School recently had two students selected as 2021 Carson Scholars, junior Gavin Clausen and 8th-grader Caleb Johnsen. With this honor they will both receive a $1,000 scholarship award to be invested for their college education. They will also receive a medal and certificate.

 

DCHS announces 2021 Carson Scholar Isabelle Donihue
Sussex Countian, March 9, 2021

Delmarva Christian Schools announced that DCHS junior Isabelle Donihue has been selected as a 2021 Carson Scholar, will receive a $1,000 scholarship award that will be invested for her college education.

 

Junior Named 2021 Carson Scholar
Athens Academy, March 4, 2021

Congratulations to junior Alexis Keeney, who has been named a 2021 Carson scholar.

 

Student Standout: Barbara Ingram student is 6-time Carson Scholar
Herald Mail Media, July 13, 2020

If it’s those who do not know history who are doomed to repeat it, Ana Mooney should be just fine. The 16-year-old Hagerstown girl closely follows current news and events, and she enjoys learning about history.

 

Carson Scholars Fund: Rewarding Future Leaders
Franchise Journal, July 1, 2020

The Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) has been recognizing and rewarding students who embody the American spirit for 25 years!  These young people from all 50 states not only dedicate themselves to excellence in their lives, particularly academics, but they also demonstrate their humanitarianism through volunteer work, by creating their own charitable initiatives, and by addressing community needs through creative problem solving.

 

5 Havre de Grace Students Named 2020 Carson Scholars
Patch.com, May 20, 2020

Several Havre de Grace students received the honor of being named 2020 Carson Scholars. The scholarship program recognizes students who have a track record of academic excellence and participation in community service.

 

Students Recognized as Carson Scholar Recipients
Sidney Daily News, May 11, 2020

Aspiring Minds and Character endowment were celebrated with a virtual banquet on May 9.

The 2020 scholar recipients included Caleb Evers from Fort Recovery, Delaney Barga from Versailles and Beyla Romer from St. Henry. Repeat Carson Scholars were three-time scholar Grace Carman from Versailles, three-time scholar Ally Kaiser from Fort Recovery, three-time scholar Josh Evers from St. Henry and two-time scholar Lauren Menke from Versailles.

 

Dozens of Carroll County Students Named 2020 Carson Scholars
Carroll County Times, April 21, 2020

Thirty-seven Carroll County students were named first-time Carson Scholars for the first time this year, and almost a hundred more were recognized again for continuing excellence in their studies.

 

Upper St. Clair Student Selected as Carson Scholar
The Almanac, April 15, 2020

Upper St. Clair High School junior Morgan Meddings was recently selected as a 2020 Carson Scholar.

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in fourth through 11th grades who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities.

 

Sharing the fun: Lincoln students giving away games
Ellwood City Ledger, April 7, 2020

Games to Give is a nonprofit company started by two Ellwood City area teens who want to share their love of games.

 

Delaware Students Named Carson Scholars
Delaware Community News, March 23, 2020

Thirteen Delaware high school students have been awarded scholarships from the Carson Scholars Fund.
This year, the Carson Scholars Fund awarded 477 scholarships to students across the nation.

 

Carson Scholars Fund Recognizes Local Students
Cumberland Times-News, March 22, 2020

Preston Crawford, fifth-grader at Flintstone Elementary School, is among 477 students who have been recognized by the Carson Scholars Fund as exceptional.

Local students who received a repeat scholarship include Cameron Breighner, Mount Savage sixth grade; Kelsey Darber, Washington eighth grade; Kinsey Hostetler, Braddock eighth grade; Robert Moffett, Allegany 10th grade; Brooklyne Noel, Fort Hill 10th grade; Dawson Ternent, Mountain Ridge 11th grade; and Benjamin Twigg, Washington eighth grade.

 

2020 Carson Scholars Announced in Calvert County
The Bay Net, March 19, 2020

The Carson Scholars Fund is pleased to announce that Emma Cox, a 10th grader at Huntingtown High, has been named a first-time 2020 Carson Scholar. In addition, ten Calvert students are repeat winners.

 

Ramona Elementary Student Wins Impressive Scholarship
Ramona Sentinel, March 12, 2020
A $1,000 scholarship will help propel Ramona Elementary School sixth-grader Sherlyn Alvarez-Sanchez closer to her dream of becoming an astronaut, and eventually an astronomer and scientist who works with physics.

 

Garden Road Opens New Reading Room
San Diego Tribune, February 6, 2020
Garden Road Elementary students now have a quiet, comfortable place to read with the debut of the school’s new Think Big Reading Room.

The reading room is a converted corner of the school’s existing library. It was made possible by a $17,500 grant from the Carson Scholars Fund and the Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon Trust.

 

Times-Advocate Escondido California, October 11, 2019
Rocks Springs Elementary, Conway Elementary, Juniper Elementary and Pioneer Elementary all opened new Reading Rooms last week thanks to the Carson Scholars Fund.

The School District of Palm Beach County, September 9, 2019
Nestled inside Forest Hill Elementary School, students can pick out a cozy spot (a camping tent, tree stump beanbags around a faux campfire, or even a kayak) to go on a reading adventure.

Village News, September 27, 2019
Candy Carson, wife of U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, center, attends the presentation of a new Dr. Ben Carson Think Big Reading Room at Live Oak Elementary School, Friday, Sept. 20.
Times Free Press, September 30, 2019
Students at Dalewood Middle School can now imagine themselves in an ornate, medieval castle while settling down with a book.
The San Diego Union-Tribune, September 18, 2019
Six “Think Big” Reading Rooms are set to open in North County elementary schools on Thursday and Friday, provided by the nonprofit Carson Scholars Fund.
Commercial Observer, September 9, 2019
Real Estate is no different from any other industry: Innovation, efficiency, and talent will always be the key indicators of a firm’s bottom line. Another quality which is gaining attention and runs as the foundation of the original three is diversity.
Carroll County Times, August 23, 2019
Two young Carroll countians were recognized during a statewide Youth Service Awards ceremony in Annapolis for their service and volunteerism.

 

13 Kids Who Care: Elizabeth Fram
News Channel 13, Albany, New York, May 6, 2019
Elizabeth Fram is a fifth grader from Lake George who has collected tens of thousands of cans and bottles over the past five years. The money goes to Cornell Cooperative Extension in the North Country so they can purchase various items.

The Daily Advocate, May 25, 2019
Elizabeth Fram is a fifth grader from Lake George who has collected tens of thousands of cans and bottles over the past five years. The money goes to Cornell Cooperative Extension in the North Country so they can purchase various items.

 

School opens Ben Carson reading room

WBTV Channel 3 News, April 8, 2019

 

Local student receives Carson Scholar honors
Rancho Santa Fe Review, April 18, 2019
Solana Pacific sixth grader Michi Synn was recently honored as a 2019 Carson Scholar. The program, which honors academic and humanitarian achievements of students in grades fourth through eleventh across the country, was founded in the 1990’s by Candy and Ben Carson, currently the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

 

24 Howard County students named 2019 Carson Scholars
The Baltimore Sun, April 2, 2019
Twenty-four Howard County students who have “demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and humanitarianism” have been named 2019 Carson Scholars, the school system announced Thursday.

The Gadsden Times, March 19, 2019
An Oscar Adams Elementary School student has been named the recipient of a 2019 Carson Scholars Fund scholarship. Madison Brown, a fifth-grader, is one of 505 students from across the U.S. to win this year.

 

24 Howard County Students Named Carson Scholars
Howard County Times, March 29, 2019
Twenty-four Howard County students who have “demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and humanitarianism” have been named 2019 Carson Scholars, the school system announced Thursday.

 

Annual Carson Scholars Fund Awards Ceremony Set for May 11
TheChattanoogan.com, March 26, 2019
The Carson Scholars Fund announces that 505 scholarships have been awarded to exceptional students across the nation. The CSF celebrates 46 new and 52 recognized students from the southeast U.S. who are being named 2019 Carson Scholars.  Twenty-three of those new scholars and 27 recognized scholars hail from Hamilton County. “These young adults are exceptional, not only in the academic setting, but also in their communities,” officials said.

 

Two local schools boast Carson Scholars for 2019
The Howard County Times, March 21, 2019
ongratulations to the following Lime Kiln Middle School students who demonstrated their ability to “ROAR”, Responsible, Organized, Achieving and Respectful, for the week ending March 1: Maneet Mehta, Cambell Sagin, Michael Ormond, Maya Gunning and Mayzie Connelly. Congratulations!

 

BallenIsles Charities Foundation sets new fundraising record – Awarding $745,000 in Financial Grants to local area organizations
CISION PR Newswire, March 20, 2019
Forty-six not-for-profit and civic organizations serving the local community have received financial grants totaling a record $745,000 from the BallenIsles Charities Foundation during its 2019 Grants Awards Ceremony at BallenIsles Country Club on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

 

Kenwood High student names 2019 Carson Scholar, 29 previously named scholars recognized for excellence
NottinghamMD.com, March 20, 2019
 Sixteen Baltimore County Public Schools students have been named 2019 Carson Scholars by the Carson Scholars Fund. In addition, 29 BCPS students previously named Carson Scholars are being honored for their excellence.

 

Bel-Aire Starts New Chapter with Customized Colorful Reading Room
The Tulluhoma Tennessee News, March 20, 2019
Bel-Aire Elementary School is now the proud home of a dedicated room for recreational reading, thanks to grant and sponsorship funding.At a special ceremony on Monday, March 18, Bel-Aire officially unveiled the Ben Carson Reading Room, a special area located in the heart of the school dedicated solely to reading for fun.

 

Oscar Adams student wins national scholarship
The Gadsden Times, March 18, 2019
An Oscar Adams Elementary School student has been named the recipient of a 2019 Carson Scholars Fund scholarship. Madison Brown, a fifth-grader, is one of 505 students from across the U.S. to win this year.

 

Highlands Ranch teen named Carson Scholar
The Highlands Ranch Herald, March 18, 2019
A teen in Highlands Ranch has been named a 2019 Carson Scholar, a national award that recognizes the academic excellence, humanitarianism and community service of students in grades 4-11, according to a news release.

 

The Grant That Found Us
Richochet.com, February 2019
I’ve written previously about grant-seeking and its challenges for a small school such as my employer. Now comes the rest of the story, as last June, a generous grant offer arrived in my inbox. We almost turned it down.

 

Two Ben Carson Reading Rooms to Open in Catoosa County Schools
Walker County Messenger, Catoosa County News, October 2018
Through the generosity of the Holland Family Foundation, the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) is pleased to announce the opening of Ben Carson Reading Rooms in Catoosa County Schools at West Side Elementary and Tiger Creek Elementary.

 

West Side elementary celebrates opening of Ben Carson reading room
Walker County Messenger, Catoosa County News, October 2018
Students, teachers, and local officials were on hand to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new Ben Carson Reading Room in West Side Elementary School’s media center.

 

Ben Carson Reading Rooms Open in Two Catoosa County, GA Schools
NewsChannel 9, October 2018
Each room has a unique theme, but every room has the same purpose: Make reading exciting for students . Tiger Creek Elementary and Westside Elementary celebrated the opening of new reading rooms.

 

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.

 

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.

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