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In Uncategorized on 07/01/2024 - 1:57 PM

The Treasure Island – Pleasant City Elementary School – Room Reveal

As you enter you see skywriting: “Think Big” on the far wall! And looking to the left, you can almost hear the soothing, whooshing sounds of the waves rolling towards you to welcome you in! The lifelike murals draw you into another world…as palm trees with gently arching fronds in a bright blue sky, dotted […]


In Uncategorized on 07/01/2024 - 1:53 PM

A Huge New Treasury…of Books!! – Pleasant City Elementary School

At Pleasant City Elementary in West Palm Beach, Florida, the school literacy team came up with the idea of having the students decide on the theme of the new reading room. And as a result of the vote, the majority chose “Treasure Island”! To begin with, just the name sounds adventurous! The classic story written […]


In Events, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 07/01/2024 - 1:36 PM

U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts

“A playground for your brain!” The above thought-provoking catchphrase was creatively coined by Ned Grace, in his charge to the students of U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts, the latest reading room to open in the U.S.  The room was sponsored by his company, NDT Development in West Palm Beach, FL.  See below! The anticipation was […]


In Board of Directors on 07/01/2024 - 8:41 AM

Board Member Spotlight: Ryan Miller

. . . Ryan Miller Senior Vice President CBRE | Advisory Services       What is your background? What is your current occupation? I grew up in Eldersburg, where I attended Liberty High School before going to the University of Maryland – College Park to study Business Management. After graduating from college, I immediately […]


In General, Newsletter on 06/28/2024 - 8:36 AM

Thank You Volunteers

As we wrap up another successful banquet season at the Carson Scholars Fund, there’s a special group of individuals who deserve a heartfelt thank you: our incredible volunteers. Whether they were judging applications, lending a hand at the banquets or providing invaluable support in our office, their dedication and enthusiasm have truly made a difference. […]


In Events, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 06/28/2024 - 8:33 AM

Marcy Elementary School and Washington Elementary School

May came in with a bang in Big Spring, Texas. On Wednesday, May 1, the Big Spring Independent School District opened two Ben Carson Reading Rooms at Marcy Elementary School and Washington Elementary School. Marcy Elementary School kicked off the day’s festivities by hosting their reading room opening in the morning. The reading room committee […]


In Events, Newsletter, Reading Rooms, Recent Press on 06/28/2024 - 8:28 AM

La Paloma Elementary School’s Think Big Reading Room honors Native American History

Native American history is steeped in rich cultural traditions and customs, with detailed stories being passed down from generation to generation. When Media Specialist Regan Pedo discovered her school, La Paloma Elementary School in Fallbrook, California, was built on an ancient burial ground, she knew she wanted the school’s Think Big Reading Room to honor […]


In Events, General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 06/26/2024 - 3:58 PM

Berkshire Elementary School Reading Room Opening

What do the Amazon and the library have in common? Most of us usually think of libraries as quiet, peaceful places filled with books. However, the one at Berkshire Elementary in West Palm Beach was totally abuzz with excitement about the new reading room opening in the school today!! With a reading room theme of […]


In Chapter News, Events, General, Newsletter, Scholars, Scholarships on 06/26/2024 - 3:12 PM

Celebrating Growth: A Recap of Carson Scholars Fund 2024 Banquets

At the Carson Scholars Fund, banquet season stands as a pinnacle of our year!  Meeting scholars and their families to celebrate their achievements is deeply rewarding. This spring, we hosted six awards banquets across the country, honoring 570 new and 936 recognized Carson Scholars – our largest cohort to date. Reflecting on our 28-year journey, […]


In General, Newsletter, Scholars, Scholarships on 05/30/2024 - 2:00 PM

2024 Inaugural Winners of the Patterson HBCU Scholarship for Carson Scholars

The 2024 recipients of the Patterson HBCU Scholarship for Carson Scholars have been selected!  Thanks to a collaboration between the Carson Scholars Fund and world-renowned author and philanthropist, James Patterson, nine Carson Scholars will receive scholarships to help offset the costs of higher education.  These students, all of whom will be starting college in the […]


In General, Newsletter, Scholars, Scholarships on 04/25/2024 - 1:53 PM

Patterson HBCU Scholarship Applications are Open!

On April 1, 2024, Patterson HBCU Scholarship applications became available to Carson Scholars who are graduating this spring! Recipients will receive a $5,000 scholarship award that can be renewed for up to three consecutive academic years, making a huge financial impact for those attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) during the 2024-2025 school […]


In General, Newsletter, Scholars, Scholarships on 03/15/2024 - 9:07 AM

Five new members join the CSF Hall of Fame!

After a brief hiatus, we are pleased to announce that the Carson Scholars Fund Hall of Fame is back!  To celebrate, five new members have been inducted into the 2024 Hall of Fame Class.  This year’s members are remarkable changemakers, history makers, and advocates.  They are champions of equal education opportunities, providing resources to vulnerable […]


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