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In Uncategorized on 01/18/2024 - 10:42 AM

2024 Applications Are In!

Carson Scholarship Applications are in! All applications are currently being reviewed and notification letters will be sent to winners and non-winners in early March. Educators will also receive correspondence regarding the outcome of their nominee’s application. 


In Dr. Benjamin Carson, General, Scholarships, Uncategorized on 08/01/2023 - 1:07 PM

Novelist James Patterson and World-Renowned Brain Surgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, Collaborate to Support Scholars Attending HBCUs

James Patterson and Dr. Ben Carson, two prolific authors, philanthropists and educational advocates have partnered to provide a scholarship opportunity to further education for students who have already received the prestigious Carson Scholarship award. Patterson has generously committed $600,000 to the pilot program which will be called the Patterson HBCU Scholarship for Carson Scholars. Beginning […]


In Uncategorized on 10/17/2022 - 10:19 AM

Cullowhee Valley School in Cullowhee, NC Reading Room Opening

Students at Cullowhee Valley School in Cullowhee, North Carolina are “Diving Into Reading.” On Monday, October 10, the students, staff and special guests gathered to celebrate the opening of their Think Big Reading Room. During the ceremony, the day’s musical selections centered on reading. The Cullowhee Valley School seventh and eighth grade chorus sang “When […]


In Uncategorized on 12/15/2021 - 9:50 AM

December 2021 Newsletter

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In Uncategorized on 11/23/2020 - 9:16 AM

2020 National Day of Reading

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In Uncategorized on 12/05/2019 - 9:33 AM

Doing Good Does You Good.

Over the last year, the CSF was fortunate to have 90 volunteers who donated their time, talents and resources to help execute our programs.  The success of our organization relies on the dedication of our amazing volunteers who give so selflessly of themselves to help us, our scholars and our reading room school partners. We […]


In Reading Rooms, Uncategorized on 11/08/2019 - 7:31 AM

Knob Hill Elementary Opens Think Big Reading Room

San Marcos Unified School District, in conjunction with The Carson Scholars Fund, celebrated the third school in the district to open a Think Big Reading Room on Friday, October 18. Knob Hill Elementary, in San Marcos, CA, dedicated a section of their library to the school’s new reading space that is equipped with student-friendly furniture […]


In Uncategorized on 09/06/2019 - 7:04 AM

Meet Keanna, the Carson Scholars Fund’s Newest Staff Member

Keanna recently joined the Carson Scholars Fund staff as its West Coast Program Coordinator. Keanna is a graduate from Towson University where she studied Business Administration with a concentration in Legal Studies. She has always had a passion for helping and impacting others, and she believes this is the perfect place to do so. She […]


In Scholars, Uncategorized on 07/08/2019 - 3:51 PM

Meet Carson Scholar Ryan Brady

Despite hearing impairments being the most common birth defect, affecting three to four of every 1,000 newborns, there seems to be a lack of resources. Children born with hearing impairments are more likely to face problems such as bullying, social isolation and educational challenges. Thirty percent of children with a hearing impairment leave school functionally […]


In Uncategorized on 06/27/2019 - 3:40 PM

Meet 2019 Carson Scholar Melanie Zhou

Sometimes all we need is to start a conversation.  Melanie Zhou, a 2019 Carson Scholar, and the other students of ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado were faced with several tragedies, leaving the community off-balance, struggling with figuring out how to pick up the pieces. These issues took a toll on their mental health […]


In Uncategorized on 06/06/2019 - 9:10 AM

Meet Ally, CSF’s Summer Intern

Ally recently joined the Carson Scholars Fund staff as its marketing intern for the summer.  She is going to be a senior at Towson University, where she studies Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.  She is very excited to be joining CSF to gain experience in the marketing field and see the difference that […]


In Uncategorized on 05/06/2019 - 1:40 PM

What Happens After the 23rd Annual Maryland Awards Banquet?


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