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In Scholars on October 20, 2020 - 7:22 am

Scholar Spotlight: Philip Wang

Please share a little more information about your specific work/role with this project: I have actively participated in the the Baltimore City Teen Court program since my freshman year. The Baltimore City Teen Court is the youth diversion program part of the “Maryland Youth and the Law” 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps provide many underprivileged and […]

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In General on October 8, 2020 - 9:08 am

Meet Scholarship Director Felicia Wise

Felicia recently joined the Carson Scholars Fund staff as its Scholarship Director.  She has an extensive background working with youth, families, and communities that includes college & career access and retention, financial aid and literacy, student success initiatives, and scholarship programing and alumni engagement. Prior to joining Carson Scholars, Felicia served as Scholarship Programs Manager […]

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In Scholars on September 30, 2020 - 8:27 am

Scholar Spotlight: Lasya Daggumati

This week’s scholar spotlight features Lasya Daggumati, a 2020 Carson Scholar from Chesterfield, MO.  Lasya is the founder and president of her local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an organization designed to inform people about mental illnesses and focus on how to overcome the major stigma barrier. Losing her grandmother to Glioblastoma […]

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In Scholars on September 23, 2020 - 7:25 am

Scholar Spotlight: Genevieve Kennedy

Genevieve Kennedy is a 2020 Carson Scholar from western Florida. She was one of 25 students in her class to be accepted into the BioMedical pathway of her high school’s Academy of Health Careers through which she takes rigorous science classes as electives all four years of high school. Before she graduates, she will take […]

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In Scholars on September 9, 2020 - 11:02 am

Scholar Spotlight: Emma King

With a new scholarship season around the corner, we wanted to highlight some of our impressive scholars from the previous 2020 scholarship season! This week, we reached out to Emma King, a senior at Heritage Christian School, to learn more about her organization, Carry On, Kids. Q – Please share a little more information about […]

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In Reading Rooms on June 11, 2020 - 7:11 am

Palm Beach County Chapter Inspires Young Readers

The Palm Beach County Chapter always knew the secret to inspiring a love of reading is to provide young children with access to high-quality, interesting and educational books.  For the past 6 years this diverse group consisting of individuals, businesses and foundations has provided opportunities for Palm Beach County Schools to create vibrant, relaxing reading spaces dedicated […]

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In Reading Rooms on May 5, 2020 - 2:44 pm

“Stellaluna” Story and Activity Pages

For activity pages for “Stellaluna,” please click here!

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In Scholars, Scholarships on March 9, 2020 - 1:45 pm

Carson Scholars Fund Announces 2020 New and Recognized Carson Scholars

The Carson Scholars Fund would like to thank all of the students, educators, and parents who took the time to participate in the 2020 Carson Scholars Program. It is a great honor to be nominated by your school for such an award, and we applaud each and every one of you. This year’s applications beautifully […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 19, 2020 - 11:17 am

Garden Road Elementary Reading Room Opening

Garden Road Elementary in Poway, California welcomed community members, local press, and Mrs. Candy Carson to their all-school assembly on Tuesday, February 4th, in celebration of the opening of their new Think Big reading room. The assembly started with prideful school spirit exhibited through the Garden Road cheer and character pledge. Following that, a handful […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 18, 2020 - 7:44 am

Northboro Elementary Opens Candy Land-themed Reading Room

A sweet adventure awaits students at Northboro Elementary School in West Palm Beach, Florida.  On January 31, students, teachers, administrators and esteemed guests gathered to celebrate the opening of the school’s Candy Land-themed Ben Carson Reading Room.   One of the highlights of the ceremony was a musical selection by the Northboro Elementary Chorus.  Special guests […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 13, 2020 - 11:54 am

Fallbrook STEM Academy Opens Reading Room

Students, staff and special guests gathered outside of Fallbrook STEM Academy on Wednesday, February 5th, for an all-school assembly to showcase the opening of their new Think Big reading room. They transformed the back corner of their library into a cozy, outer space-themed reading nook. The walls are filled with spaceship signs and decals while […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 13, 2020 - 11:43 am

Edison Elementary Opens Think Big Reading Room

Thanks to the Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon Trust, Edison Elementary in San Diego, CA was able to join the initiative of the Ben Carson Reading Project with their new Think Big reading room.  They transformed an empty classroom into a nature-themed, child-friendly space perfect for leisure reading. The nature theme consisted of outdoorsy area rugs, […]

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