Category: Scholars

In General, Newsletter, Scholars on October 20, 2023 - 1:45 pm

News from the Associate Leadership Council

Calling All Alumni, Donors & Friends Of The CSF! We are excited to extend an invitation to apply to the CSF Associate Leadership Council (ALC). The ALC bolsters the CSF’s mission through generating new ideas, planning events, assisting with fundraising, and creating meaningful partnerships with alumni and donors. We’ve hosted events including a virtual networking meet-up […]


In General, Newsletter, Scholars, Scholarships on October 13, 2023 - 11:30 am

Calling all Carson Scholar High School Graduates!

Payout request forms for the Spring 2024 Semester will become available on October 23, 2023. On this date, payout eligible Carson Scholars will receive an email containing access to the payout portal where they can choose to defer, request or release their scholarship funds. The payout portal will close on November 17, 2023, at 8 […]


In General, Newsletter, Scholars, Scholarships on October 13, 2023 - 11:15 am

It is that time again… can you believe it?!

The Carson Scholars Fund’s 2024 Scholarship Season has begun! This marks our 28th year of discovering promise and rewarding excellence. As we make our way through the season, please keep the important dates and information below in mind. All Carson Scholarship applications are due by 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 12, 2024. New Carson […]


In Events, General, Scholars on November 22, 2021 - 9:38 am

Carson Scholars Fund Holds 25th Anniversary Virtual Scholar Awards Ceremony

Carson Scholars Fund Holds 25th Anniversary Virtual Scholar Awards Ceremony On October 25, 2021, scholars, families, educators and supporters of the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) gathered in their homes to watch the 2021 Virtual Scholar Awards Ceremony. During the event, we honored the 2021 new and recognized Carson Scholars and celebrated 25 years of the […]


In General, Scholars on May 16, 2021 - 8:00 am

Scholar Spotlight: Trevor Khouzami and the RPBL Fall Classic

Pictured: 2021 Carson Scholar Trevor Khouzami The Impact Since 2016, I have raised over $42,000 and spent over 500 hours working to address the racial and economic disparity in Baltimore City. Initially, I proposed an idea to the commissioner of my little league, Roland Park Baseball Leagues (RPBL).  I offered to organize a fun community […]


In General, Scholars, Scholarships on March 25, 2021 - 2:39 pm

10,000th Scholarship Recipient Event

The Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) celebrated 25 years of recognizing America’s future leaders by awarding its 10,000th scholarship to an exemplary student.  This honor was given to a fourth grader, Derron Blake, Jr. (DJ), at the M/Y Café at the Rybovich Marina in Palm Beach, Florida on March 23, 2021.  DJ is representative of all […]


In Scholars, Scholarships on March 3, 2021 - 9:02 am

Carson Scholars Fund Announces 2021 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 2021 Carson Scholars Program. It’s our privilege to announce that this year we awarded our 10,000th college scholarship, marking an incredible 25 years of honoring high academic achievers across the nation. It […]


In Scholars on December 13, 2020 - 7:08 am

Cheyanne Ward: A Tribute

The Carson Scholars Fund family grieves the loss of an exceptional scholar and young woman.  Cheyanne Ward, a senior at Trimble County High School in Bedford, KY, worked tirelessly to further her education and was passionate about bringing awareness to important social justice issues.  In her Carson Scholar application she wrote: “At a young age, […]


In Scholars on December 8, 2020 - 2:55 pm

Gitanjali Rao named Time Magazine’s first ever ‘Kid of the Year’

At the age of 15, two-time Carson Scholar, Gitanjali Rao is securing her place in history.  On Friday, December 4th this student scientist and inventor wunderkind was named Time Magazine’s first ever ‘Kid of the Year’, which was no small feat considering there was a field of 5,000 extraordinary applicants.  Colorado resident Gitanjali Rao first […]


In Scholars on November 9, 2020 - 4:10 pm

Honoring our Veterans: Grace Otey

2020 Carson Scholar Grace Otey has been helping homeless veterans and military families since she was barely eight years old. For her eighth birthday, she asked her parents if instead of receiving gifts for herself, she would like to ask her family and school friends for gifts for the homeless veterans in their area. Her […]


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 […]


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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