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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 13, 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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In Scholars on June 27, 2018 - 9:53 am

Stay Connected with CSF Connect!

CSF Connect is the fastest and easiest way to network professionally within the CSF community! Your safe and reliable go to for communication among CSF scholars and alumni. Available on the App Store® and Google Play today! CSF Connect Features: CSF Scholar and Alumni Directory with advanced search functions Search for Carson Scholars and alumni […]

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In Scholars on June 25, 2018 - 1:27 pm

Meet CSF’s Summer Intern

We are excited to welcome Connor Martin to the CSF staff as a summer intern! Learn more about some of Connor’s favorite things and future plans. School:  Dulaney High School, Class of 2018; attending University of Maryland – College Park in the fall Year(s) Awarded the Carson Scholarship: 2017, 2018 What are your career aspirations? Job in […]

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In Reading Rooms on June 6, 2018 - 2:43 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Belle Glade Elementary School

Thanks to the Palm Beach County Chapter of the CSF, Belle Glade Elementary school opened their reading room in November 2016.  Belle Glade selected a transportation theme for their reading room designed to remind students of all of the places they’re able to go.  Students who visit the reading room have unique options for where […]

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In Scholarships on May 31, 2018 - 4:38 pm

Fall 2018 Scholarship Payout Information

Congratulations to all of the Carson Scholars who are graduating from high school this spring! As you prepare to head off on your next adventure, be sure to check out 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 […]

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