Category: Scholarships

In General, Newsletter, Scholars, Scholarships on 04/25/2024 - 1:53 PM

Patterson HBCU Scholarship Applications are Open!

On April 1, 2024, Patterson HBCU Scholarship applications became available to Carson Scholars who are graduating this spring! Recipients will receive a $5,000 scholarship award that can be renewed for up to three consecutive academic years, making a huge financial impact for those attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) during the 2024-2025 school […]


In General, Newsletter, Scholars, Scholarships on 03/15/2024 - 9:07 AM

Five new members join the CSF Hall of Fame!

After a brief hiatus, we are pleased to announce that the Carson Scholars Fund Hall of Fame is back!  To celebrate, five new members have been inducted into the 2024 Hall of Fame Class.  This year’s members are remarkable changemakers, history makers, and advocates.  They are champions of equal education opportunities, providing resources to vulnerable […]


In General, Newsletter, Scholars, Scholarships on 03/07/2024 - 2:08 PM

2024 Carson Scholars Announced!

The Carson Scholars Fund is pleased to announce the awarding of 570 new and 936 recognized Carson Scholars for the 2024 scholarship season! Not only did we have a record-breaking number of nominations this year, but the level of talent, academic achievement and commitment to community service demonstrated by this pool of applicants was unmatched. […]


In General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms, Scholarships on 01/17/2024 - 1:58 PM

Reflecting Back On Year-End Giving Season

Giving Tuesday Success: CSF raises over $41,000 for Youth Education On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, the CSF enthusiastically participated in #GivingTuesday, a Global Day of Giving. Committed to fostering a spirit of generosity and philanthropy, Giving Tuesday has evolved into a worldwide movement, inspiring individuals to give back to their communities and champion causes close […]


In Newsletter, Scholars, Scholarships on 01/17/2024 - 1:26 PM

Scholar Spotlight – Aanand Mehta

Aanand Mehta, a dynamic 2023 Carson Scholar from Phoenix, Arizona, is committed to improving the lives of others by merging his talents and passions. Aspiring to become a physician and researcher, Aanand is equally passionate about music and community service. Provided with numerous opportunities to pursue his interests in medicine, music, and volunteering, he aims […]


In General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms, Scholarships on 10/20/2023 - 10:15 AM

Calling All Volunteers

The Carson Scholars Fund has a significant need for volunteers during the scholarship and awards banquet seasons. Between the months of January and May, we have a variety of projects that we would not be able to successfully work through without the help of our outstanding volunteers. YOU play a vital role in fulfilling our […]


In General, Newsletter, Scholarships on 10/13/2023 - 11:49 AM

Exciting New Opportunity for Carson Scholars

We have an exciting new opportunity for Carson Scholars who are graduating from high school in 2024! Thanks to the generosity of world-renowned author James Patterson, the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) is launching the Patterson HBCU Scholarship pilot program with the goal of offsetting college costs and supporting the academic endeavors of Carson Scholars who […]


In General, Newsletter, Scholars, Scholarships on 10/13/2023 - 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 10/13/2023 - 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 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 General, Recent Press, Scholarships on 08/01/2023 - 1:01 AM

The CSF Launches Patterson HBCU Scholarship Pilot Program!

For years, bestselling and prolific author James Patterson has been writing novels. Now he has partnered with Dr. and Mrs. Ben Carson and the CSF to help Carson Scholars author their own academic stories. In May 2024, the CSF will launch the Patterson HBCU Scholarship pilot program. Eligible Carson Scholars attending a Historically Black College or […]


In General, Scholars, Scholarships on 03/25/2021 - 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 […]


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