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In Reading Rooms on April 4, 2018 - 4:31 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Bedford Elementary School

Back in February of 2014, students and staff at Bedford Elementary School in Pikesville, MD celebrated the opening of their brand new Candyland-themed reading room.  Thanks to the Beverly K. and Jerome M. Fine Foundation, the room is a bright and colorful oasis where students can read books surrounded by pictures of sweet treats. During […]

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In Reading Rooms on March 22, 2018 - 2:27 pm

Candy Carson’s Reading Room Tour

Take a step inside a few reading room openings from Candy Carson’s perspective!  Lake Park Elementary  Student greeters in the main office sporting headbands with wildlife ears greeted guests with hearty handshakes as they arrived and then proceeded to escort them to the ceremony in the detached music room. A bevy of 2nd graders sat […]

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In Scholars, Scholarships on March 7, 2018 - 11:42 am

Introducing Our 2018 Carson Scholars

Each fall, the Carson Scholars Fund receives stellar applications from students across the nation. These students, who are nominated by their schools, consistently demonstrate kindness towards others and dedication to their academics that is above and beyond. We are thrilled to introduce you to the 2018 class of Carson Scholars: young men and women who are […]

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In Reading Rooms on March 2, 2018 - 1:50 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Beaver Falls Middle School

Thanks to the Saxer Family Foundation, the reading room at Beaver Falls Middle School opened in May 2016 in Beaver Falls, PA.  Creators of the reading room at Beaver Falls used vibrant colors and three-dimensional decorations to create the jungle-themed room.  Vines and leaves hang from the walls and ceiling, and animals painted in the […]

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In Scholars on February 16, 2018 - 1:43 pm

Hall of Fame Reflection: Amanda Biederman

This blog is written by Amanda Biederman. Amanda is a 2018 CSF Hall of Fame inductee and a 2006 Carson Scholar who is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Ohio University.  My Path to Graduate School, Antarctica and Science Writing I was first inspired to pursue a career in the sciences, ironically, in my eighth grade […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 1, 2018 - 2:07 pm

Reading Room Spotlight: Bonsall West Elementary School

Bonsall West’s reading room, sponsored by Mr. John Kendall, opened in April 2016. The school, located in Oceanside, CA, is outside of Camp Pendleton, the U.S. Marine Corps Base. Being so close to the military base, it was only fitting for the reading room to have a military theme. One of the most special things […]

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In Scholarships on January 26, 2018 - 2:20 pm

Donor Spotlight: John Sheppard

Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) friend and supporter John W. Sheppard is a third-generation native of Lee County, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a BA Degree in 1953 and Juris Doctor Degree in 1956, serving as editor of the Florida Law Review while in law school. He entered law practice in 1956, […]

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In Reading Rooms on January 2, 2018 - 10:17 am

Reading Room Spotlight: Havre de Grace Elementary School

Thanks to a generous donation from Stack & Store, Havre de Grace Elementary was able to open their very own reading room in June of 2006. Reflecting on their waterfront community, the reading room chose a bay theme which features a wooden pier that runs the full length of one wall, complete with marine varnish […]

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In General on December 19, 2017 - 11:19 am

Make a Lasting Impact in 2017

The Carson Scholars Fund’s 21st year made a lasting impact on countless students like Keya and it is all thanks to you! “Becoming a Carson Scholar has inspired me and reminded me that I can pursue my dreams as long as I keep being persistent and work hard to earn scholarships to fund my college […]

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In Scholars on December 1, 2017 - 10:13 am

Introducing Our Hall of Fame Class of 2018

The Carson Scholars Fund Hall of Fame includes individuals whose lives and careers are an integral part of our history. It honors outstanding Carson Scholar alumni who represent CSF’s mission – those who have demonstrated success and excellence in the work force, who have excelled academically and who have made significant contributions in their communities. […]

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In Reading Rooms on November 30, 2017 - 11:25 am

Reading Room Spotlight: Center for Inquiry School 27

  Center for Inquiry School 27, in Indianapolis, opened the doors to its reading room in June 2012 thanks to the Indiana University School of Medicine.  Located in a section of the school library, the reading room transports visitors to a forest full of books.  Students love the reading room’s elevated tree house which they […]

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In Scholarships on November 6, 2017 - 4:45 pm

Spring 2018 Scholarship Payout Information

The fall semester is in full swing, and before you know it, you’ll be heading home for Thanksgiving break. The spring semester may seem far away, but don’t forget to submit a payout request if you’d like to use your scholarship money for spring 2018. Scholarship monies are paid directly to the college or university […]

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