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Category: Scholars

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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


In Scholars, Uncategorized on October 9, 2017 - 4:17 pm

Alumni Spotlight: Julia Martirano

A mechanical engineering student with a love of writing and serving others, two-time Carson Scholar Julia Martirano is no stranger to managing a variety of projects. Originally from Smithsburg, MD, Julia is now a senior at the University of South Carolina. Julia spent her summer interning with The Boeing Company’s Division of Defense, Space and […]


In Scholars on August 1, 2017 - 2:59 pm

Become a CSF Ambassador

Are you an alumni of the Carson Scholars Fund who is looking to stay involved throughout college? Check out our CSF Ambassador Program! CSF Ambassadors are undergraduate Carson Scholar alumni who are continuing to achieve in the classroom and in the communities surrounding their colleges and universities. The goal of the CSF Ambassador Program is […]


In Scholars on July 19, 2017 - 3:26 pm

Scholar Spotlight: Aissata Kone’

Aissata Kone’, a 2-time Carson Scholar and rising 7th grader at KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School, works hard to instill confidence in young girls through her very own small business. Aissata and her mother created Confident.Clever.Chic., a line of girls empowerment t-shirts and tote bags that bear positive messages about reading and doing your […]


In Scholars on July 6, 2017 - 3:01 pm

Scholar Spotlight: Gabriel Ramos

Gabriel Ramos is a 2017 Carson Scholar and a junior at North Pocono High School in Covington Township, PA. Gabriel believes in challenging himself academically. He is involved in his school’s gifted and talented program and was named Pennsylvania Distinguished Gifted Student of the Year for 2016-2017 and 2013-2014 by the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted […]


In General, Scholars on June 27, 2017 - 4:20 pm

Meet Our Interns!

Each year, the Carson Scholars Fund invites two scholars to join our staff as summer interns. We’re excited to welcome McKenzie and Matthew to the CSF team! Check out some of their favorite things and their plans for the future. McKenzie Patrick School: Franklin High School, Class of 2018 Year(s) Awarded the Carson Scholarship: 2011-2013 […]


In Scholars on April 12, 2017 - 4:01 pm

Scholar Spotlight: Andrea Chang

Andrea is a 2017 Carson Scholar from Woodbridge High School in Irvine, CA who dreams of becoming an artist and storyteller. Spending her free time sketching pictures for her self-authored stories, Andrea is on her way to achieving those dreams and is already being awarded for her talents. At 11 years old, Andrea’s teacher approached […]


In Scholars, Scholarships on March 3, 2017 - 9:09 am

Congratulations to the 2017 Carson Scholars!

Every year, the Carson Scholars Fund receives applications from bright, talented, and dedicated students throughout the nation. Applicants are nominated by their school based on their high academic achievement and commitment to their communities. Each year, we are continually impressed by the quality of applications we receive. The 2017 class of Carson Scholars standout even […]


In Scholars on January 11, 2017 - 10:07 am

Scholar Reflection: Ryan Briscoe

This scholar blog is written by Ryan Briscoe. Ryan is a 2016 Carson Scholar and student at Northwest High School. Reflecting back on this past year, I am sharing a moment in my life that made a significant difference. I had heard about the Carson Scholars Fund a few years ago through Dr. Carson’s speech […]


In Scholars on December 20, 2016 - 9:14 am

Then and Now Alumni Spotlight: Da’Kuawn Johnson

Da’Kuawn Johnson is a two-time Carson Scholar who graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 2013. Da’Kuawn is currently a senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) studying biochemistry & molecular biology and Spanish. He is in the process of applying to Medical Scientist Training Programs to pursue dual doctorate degrees (M.D. and Ph.D.). […]


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