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In Scholars on August 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 August 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 Events on August 16, 2019 - 10:41 am

Second Annual CSF Summer Fundraiser a Success

The Carson Scholars Fund held its Second Annual Summer Fundraiser on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in the Historic Savage Mill Great Room. Our hosts this year were Tudy and Steve Adler, Merlynn and Ben Carson, Jr., and Leslie and Kevin Hollins. DJ Tee supplied upbeat music, and food was provided by five local vendors. This […]

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In Reading Rooms on August 8, 2019 - 11:54 am

Keiller Leadership Academy Opens Reading Room

Keiller Leadership Academy in San Diego, CA, joined our 200 plus reading room school partners in May when the team cut the ribbon to their brand new Think Big Reading Room. The woodland forest-themed reading space sits prominently in the school’s library and is decorated with lively green trees and plants, bucket seats, and log […]

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In Scholars, Uncategorized on July 8, 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 Uncategorized on June 27, 2019 - 3:40 pm

Meet 2019 Carson Scholar Melanie Zhou

Sometimes all we need is to start a conversation.  Melanie Zhou, a 2019 Carson Scholar, and the other students of ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado were faced with several tragedies, leaving the community off-balance, struggling with figuring out how to pick up the pieces. These issues took a toll on their mental health […]

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In Uncategorized on June 6, 2019 - 9:10 am

Meet Ally, CSF’s Summer Intern

Ally recently joined the Carson Scholars Fund staff as its marketing intern for the summer.  She is going to be a senior at Towson University, where she studies Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.  She is very excited to be joining CSF to gain experience in the marketing field and see the difference that […]

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In Uncategorized on May 6, 2019 - 1:40 pm

What Happens After the 23rd Annual Maryland Awards Banquet?

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In Uncategorized on April 18, 2019 - 9:48 am

California Dreams Come True

The sprawling Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, CA played host to the 2019 West Coast Carson Scholars Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 13.  This year, 117 new Carson Scholars and 113 previously recognized Carson Scholars from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington were honored in sunny […]

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In Scholars, Scholarships on March 7, 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 Reading Rooms on February 26, 2019 - 3:09 pm

Candy Carson Shares her Journey to 200th Reading Room Opening – Part 3

Co-Founder Candy Carson shares her reflections on her journey to open our 200th reading room.  The final stop was the grand opening of the 200th THINK BIG Reading Room. Last Friday, February 22, at Twin Oaks Elementary School, home of the ‘Coyotes” in San Marcos, CA the campus was overflowing with expectancy!  Southern California is […]

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In Reading Rooms on February 25, 2019 - 1:41 pm

Candy Carson Shares her Journey to 200th Reading Room Opening – Part 2

Co-Founder Candy Carson shares her reflections on her journey to open our 200th reading room.  The second stop was the opening of the THINK BIG Reading Room on February 21 at The Kavod Charter School in San Diego. Kavod is a dual language elementary and middle school.  Kavod, pronounced (kah-VODE) is the Hebrew word for […]

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