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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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In General, Newsletter, Scholars, Scholarships on 03/07/2024 - 2:08 PM

2024 Carson Scholars Announced!

The Carson Scholars Fund is pleased to announce the awarding of 570 new and 936 recognized Carson Scholars for the 2024 scholarship season! Not only did we have a record-breaking number of nominations this year, but the level of talent, academic achievement and commitment to community service demonstrated by this pool of applicants was unmatched. […]

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In Chapter News, General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 01/17/2024 - 2:54 PM

Seminole Trails Elementary Reading Room Opening

Each reading room is very special in its own way!  And Seminole Trails Elementary has several special statistics about its Think Big Reading Room to celebrate! Seminole Trails Elementary Reading Room  the 33rd reading room built in Palm Beach County the 40th reading room built in the state of Florida the 17th reading room opened […]

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In Chapter News, General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 01/17/2024 - 2:35 PM

A First at Plumosa School for the Arts Reading Room

Another huge first!! The Plumosa School of the Arts is the first and only place in the United States to have a reading room established in honor of dedicated chapter founders by their husbands!!! And these were no ordinary wives! (But this writer doesn’t believe there is such a thing as an “ordinary wife”! Each […]

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In Chapter News, Events, General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 01/17/2024 - 2:14 PM

The Midland-5 

Burnet Elementary Cheers filled the balmy autumn air as one approached Burnet Elementary around 8:30 a.m. in Midland, TX! Burnet Elementary was the chosen host school for the celebration of the opening of five Ben Carson/ THINK BIG Reading Rooms in that city! The festivities began outside, with guest student participants from two local high […]

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In General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms, Scholarships on 01/17/2024 - 1:58 PM

Reflecting Back On Year-End Giving Season

Giving Tuesday Success: CSF raises over $41,000 for Youth Education On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, the CSF enthusiastically participated in #GivingTuesday, a Global Day of Giving. Committed to fostering a spirit of generosity and philanthropy, Giving Tuesday has evolved into a worldwide movement, inspiring individuals to give back to their communities and champion causes close […]

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In General, Newsletter on 01/17/2024 - 1:45 PM

Welcome Back to CSF Jen Kuhn

Jen is delighted to rejoin the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) team as its new executive assistant, previously having served as scholarship and communications coordinator. Jen believes the positive impact the CSF has made on children’s lives across the United States is truly outstanding and looks forward to witnessing future accomplishments. She is inspired by our […]

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In General, Newsletter, Scholars on 01/17/2024 - 1:42 PM

Carson Scholars Fund Hall of Fame

In 2016, marking the start of our 20th anniversary season, the Carson Scholars Fund introduced the inaugural Carson Scholars Hall of Fame, a tribute to individuals whose lives and careers are an integral part of the Fund’s history. Over the next four years, we continued to induct remarkable new members into the Hall of Fame. We […]

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In General, Newsletter on 01/17/2024 - 1:38 PM

Carson Scholars Fund 2023 Wrap Up

2023 Was One For The Books In 2023, the Ben Carson Reading Project exceeded over $4 million in investments, dedicated to creating literacy-enriched environments for children to develop their reading skills. Last year alone, CSF opened 17 reading rooms, bringing the total Ben Carson/Think Big Reading Rooms to 280, serving students in 23 states and […]

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In Events, General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 11/16/2023 - 9:18 AM

The Carson Scholars Fund’s 18th Annual National Day of Reading was One for the Books!

This year’s featured book, Dear Librarian, was a hit for the Carson Scholars Fund’s 18th Annual National Day of Reading. Dear Librarian, an autobiography by Lydia M. Sigwarth, is a heartwarming retelling of a life-changing period in the author’s childhood. In the story, young Lydia and her family had to relocate and live temporarily with […]

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In General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 11/14/2023 - 2:48 PM

Welcome Amani to the CSF!

Amani is the new reading room coordinator at the Carson Scholars Fund and is excited to help children discover a love for reading. She is dedicated to bringing new ideas and creativity to the Ben Carson Reading Project and diligently working to establish more reading rooms across the country. Our newest member has previous experience […]

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In General on 10/27/2023 - 4:03 PM

Thank You Phyllis & Louis Friedman

Phyllis and Louis Friedmans’ unwavering generosity and support of the Carson Scholars Fund has spanned over three decades. Both have provided leadership as board members and for a year Phyllis served as the CSF’s executive director. Early in Phyllis’ career, she was an educator. As a teacher, she had a student who would stay after […]

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