Category: Scholars

In Scholars on 09/13/2019 - 11:03 AM

Meet Enzo Santillan, Our CSF Newsletter Design Contest Winner

Meet our newsletter design contest winner, Enzo Santillan, a 3-time Carson Scholar from Chicago, Illinois. Enzo is an 8th grader whose hobbies include playing soccer, coding, drawing, building with Legos and playing video games. He is also a member of his school’s student council and National Junior Honor Society. Enzo, who has loved to draw […]

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In Scholars on 08/27/2019 - 2:02 PM

Carson Scholar Brent Dyer Creates BohemianBowTies

Carson Scholar Brent Dyer knows bow ties. Here, Brent reveals the inspiration for his creations.  Way to go, Brent! While my entrepreneurial side believes in the value of good quality, as a person, I am very cheap.  When I was in high school, they started allowing us to wear button-ups as part of the dress […]

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In Scholars on 08/21/2019 - 9:37 AM

CSF Hall of Fame Applications Open Now!

Four years ago, the Carson Scholars Fund implemented a new program, The Hall of Fame. The CSF Hall of Fame is comprised of Carson Scholar alumni who continue to accomplish extraordinary achievements and represent our mission – demonstrate success and excellence in the work force, excel academically, and make significant contributions in their communities. This […]

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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 […]

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In Scholars, Scholarships on 03/07/2019 - 7:55 AM

The results are in!  The 2019 Carson Scholars have been named!  

Each year we continue to be impressed by the remarkable applications submitted by students across the country.  Everyone who applied is an academic superstar and has much to be proud of.  This year’s applications were no exception and we are thrilled to share that the 2019 class of Carson Scholars is, once again, exceptional. Across […]

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In Scholars on 08/15/2018 - 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 Scholars on 07/27/2018 - 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 06/27/2018 - 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 06/25/2018 - 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 Scholars, Scholarships on 03/07/2018 - 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 Scholars on 02/16/2018 - 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 […]

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In Scholars on 12/20/2016 - 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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