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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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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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