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Category: Scholars

In Scholars on July 21, 2014 - 11:33 am

Fall 2014 Payout Checks Have Been Mailed

Fall 2014 payout checks have been mailed to colleges. Almost 400 payout requests were received.  To date, the Carson Scholars Fund has proudly paid out over $3.6 million to colleges and universities on behalf of our amazing scholars. Carson Scholars who requested a payout for the fall semester will be receiving confirmation of their request […]


In Scholars on April 14, 2014 - 10:06 am

Scholarship Payout Information

As the school year comes to a close and many of you are deciding on college and determining financial aid, we thought it would be helpful to share with you our scholarship payout process. Scholarship monies are paid directly to the college or university and can only be made after verifying that the scholar is […]


In Scholars on March 4, 2014 - 9:50 am

And the winners are…..

It’s that time again!! Over the past couple of months, Carson Scholars Fund volunteers have been hard at work combing through the thousands of applications that came in applying for the prestigious honor of becoming a Carson Scholar and receiving a scholarship to their future college or university. The winners have been chosen and this […]


In Scholars on January 14, 2014 - 10:44 am

Carson Scholar launches clothing company

Hello, my name is Jarvis C. Veira, and I am 2004 Carson Scholar! Last year, I graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in fiber science and apparel design specializing in menswear. Initially, I began at Cornell as a pre-med student, but I soon realized that my true dream was to become a menswear […]


In Scholars on December 12, 2013 - 8:08 pm

Volunteers Needed – Help Select the Next Generation of Carson Scholars!

Every year, the Carson Scholars Fund processes and scores thousands of applications. We could not do this without the help of our dedicated volunteers. Last year, nearly 75 volunteers contributed over 820 hours of service, allowing us to successfully execute another scholarship season and nine scholar awards banquets. According to calculations by the Independent Sector, […]


In Scholars on November 5, 2013 - 2:25 pm

Request your scholarship payout for Spring 2014!

Payout request forms for the spring 2014 semester have been mailed to all eligible scholars. A copy of the payout request form can also be downloaded by clicking here. Payout forms will be due back to the Carson Scholars Fund office postmarked by November 21, 2013. Checks will be mailed to colleges on December 5, […]


In Scholars on October 22, 2013 - 9:29 am

Welcome, Sadé! Meet our newest staff member

Last month, Sade’ Diggs, a 2005 Carson Scholar, joined the staff of the Carson Scholars Fund as the Scholarship Development Associate. Meet Sade’. I am a Carson Scholars alumna that received the award in 2005 at Winston Middle School. Although I was only in the 8th grade, the Carson Scholarship had sparked my interest in seeking […]


In Scholars on September 5, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Carson Scholar travels to Hawaii for water research

My name is Frederica Lamar, and I am a two-time Carson Scholar and was the alumni speaker for the 2012 Carson Awards Recognition Program in Baltimore. I am currently a junior environmental engineering student at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. At school, I am involved in the Mentoring Assistance Peer Program (MAPP), National […]


In Scholars on August 27, 2013 - 8:50 am

Four-time Carson Scholar writes novel

Hi, my name is Hannah Swank. I am a four-time Carson Scholar winner from Michigan. I published a book last month called “Tears of Blood” currently available on I have always loved reading and writing, and being a Carson Scholar gave me the courage to pursue my dreams as an author. Before becoming a […]


In Scholars on July 30, 2013 - 1:41 pm

$3,000,000 paid out in Carson Scholarships!

The Carson Scholars Fund is thrilled to announce that we have paid out more than $3,000,000 in scholarship awards on behalf our Carson Scholars. Our scholars attend more than 450 colleges and universities across the country. With more than 5,700 Carson Scholars, and more to come in 2014, we are excited to continue rewarding high-achieving, […]


In Scholars on July 18, 2013 - 9:19 am

Connect with Carson Scholars on your campus

Would you like to meet the Carson Scholars at your school? We’ve launched Carson Scholars College Connection, an initiative to connect Carson Scholars on campuses across the country. Our scholars attend more than 400 colleges and universities; chances are there are fellow scholars at your school! If you’re interested in connecting with the scholars at […]


In Scholars on March 19, 2013 - 10:33 am

Commemorating Determination

In 2012, the Carson Scholars Fund awarded its first ever scholarship in New Mexico. The scholarship went to an 11th grade student named Cesar Quesada-Rojas from Valley High School in Albuquerque, NM. Cesar’s 4.4 GPA, well-written essay, and extensive community service made him an excellent candidate; but what truly made him stand out from the […]


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