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In Scholars, Scholarships on March 7, 2019 - 7:55 am

The results are in!  The 2019 Carson Scholars have been named!  

Each year we continue to be impressed by the remarkable applications submitted by students across the country.  Everyone who applied is an academic superstar and has much to be proud of.  This year’s applications were no exception and we are thrilled to share that the 2019 class of Carson Scholars is, once again, exceptional. Across […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 26, 2019 - 3:09 pm

Candy Carson Shares her Journey to 200th Reading Room Opening – Part 3

Co-Founder Candy Carson shares her reflections on her journey to open our 200th reading room.  The final stop was the grand opening of the 200th THINK BIG Reading Room. Last Friday, February 22, at Twin Oaks Elementary School, home of the ‘Coyotes” in San Marcos, CA the campus was overflowing with expectancy!  Southern California is […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 25, 2019 - 1:41 pm

Candy Carson Shares her Journey to 200th Reading Room Opening – Part 2

Co-Founder Candy Carson shares her reflections on her journey to open our 200th reading room.  The second stop was the opening of the THINK BIG Reading Room on February 21 at The Kavod Charter School in San Diego. Kavod is a dual language elementary and middle school.  Kavod, pronounced (kah-VODE) is the Hebrew word for […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 22, 2019 - 12:59 pm

Candy Carson Shares her Journey to 200th Reading Room Opening – Part 1

Co-Founder Candy Carson shares her reflections on her journey to open our 200th reading room. The first stop was the opening of the THINK BIG Reading Room on February 20 at The Learning Choice Academy – Chula Vista. After warm greetings from Ana Knudsen, administrator for the unique school, 11th grader Samantha Davila shared her […]

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In Uncategorized on December 6, 2018 - 12:12 pm

Celebrating Our Hall of Fame Class of 2019

In 2016, we began the Carson Scholars Fund Hall of Fame, inducting 20 remarkable Carson Scholar alumni whose lives and careers are an integral part of our history. The Hall of Fame is meant to celebrate outstanding Carson Scholar alumni who continue to represent the CSF’s mission – those who have demonstrated success and excellence […]

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In General on November 14, 2018 - 3:03 pm

Meet Jen, Carson Scholars Fund’s Scholarship & Communications Coordinator

Jen recently joined the Carson Scholars Fund staff as its Scholarship and Communications Coordinator. She comes to us from the world of education, in which she most recently served as Public Information Specialist for Southern York County School District in Glen Rock, PA. She is excited to join the CSF team and contribute her talents […]

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In General on November 13, 2018 - 2:11 pm

Meet Celease, the Carson Scholars Fund Newest Staff Member

Celease recently joined the Carson Scholars Fund staff as its Program Coordinator. She is a recent college graduate from Stevenson University, a college in Owings Mills, Maryland. There she studied psychology, worked in the school library as a librarian assistant, and worked as a dedicated member of the schools environmental club.  Celease is thrilled to […]

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In Scholarships on October 1, 2018 - 12:19 pm

Spring 2019 Scholarship Payout Information

Congratulations for making it through another start to the school year!  As you prepare to finish off the school year, be sure to check out our scholarship payout process. Scholarship monies are paid directly to the college or university at which you are or will be a student.   Payouts can only be made after verifying […]

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In Reading Rooms on September 7, 2018 - 10:35 am

Reading Room Spotlight: J. Covington Elementary

Through the generosity of Advocate Christ Medical Center, J. Covington Elementary School opened their Ben Carson Reading Room on April 11, 2014 in Oak Lawn, IL. In the past four years since its inception, the jungle-themed reading room has been a beloved school addition by the students and staff of Covington. Visitors to the room […]

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In Scholars on August 15, 2018 - 3:50 pm

Scholar Spotlight: Makenzie Greenwood

Taking a drive down Main Street in Hampstead, MD, you’ll notice the makings of a charming small town: family-owned restaurants, auto shops, salons, and churches. Behind one particular church, Makenzie Greenwood is changing the lives of people in her community. A two-time Carson Scholar and sixth grader at Shiloh Middle School, Makenzie crafted the plans […]

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In Reading Rooms on August 6, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: EJE Academies

Equity and Justice in Education Academies Charter School (EJE Academies) in El Cajon, California opened their Think Big Reading Room in April 2018.  The space-themed reading room was made possible by the Gagon Trust and the hard working team at EJE Academies.  Students in kindergarten through 8th grade frequent the former conference room to find […]

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In Scholars on July 27, 2018 - 3:19 pm

Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Mu

When Matthew Mu and two of his classmates noticed an opening for a new learning opportunity at their school, they took action. Matthew, a 2-time Carson Scholar from the Gilman School in Baltimore, is one of three founders of the Gilman Hydroponics Initiative, an afterschool club that provides an interactive classroom for future students to […]

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