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In Chapter News, General, Newsletter on 10/13/2023 - 12:30 PM

2023 2nd Annual Maryland Charity Golf Outing

The 2nd Annual Maryland Golf Tournament was held on Monday, September 18 at the beautiful Cattail Creek Country Club. Breakfast was served on the patio with gorgeous panoramic views of the golf course and the pond. The day was filled with celebrations including birthdays and anniversaries. The golfers gathered before the shot gun to hear […]


In Chapter News, Events, General, Newsletter on 10/13/2023 - 12:06 PM

Pittsburgh Carson Scholars 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

On Sunday, September 10, CSF Pittsburgh Chapter President Fran Donahue, and her husband Tom, hosted the 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Carson Scholars from Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas at Laurel Valley Golf Club.  The Club is located in Ligonier, PA and is nestled amidst the picturesque Laurel Highlands. It offers a world-class golfing […]


In General, Newsletter, Reading Rooms on 10/13/2023 - 12:01 PM

18th Annual National Day of Reading

The Carson Scholars Fund is proud to present the 18th Annual National Day of Reading  Celebrated during the week of November 13th Since 2005, the Carson Scholars Fund’s National Day of Reading celebrations have taken place in reading room schools across the country. This literacy event unites students and educators to reinforce the importance of […]


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 General, Newsletter on 10/10/2023 - 1:42 PM

Meet The New CSF Executive Director Katie Coleman

I am grateful for the opportunity to return to the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) as the Executive Director. I was first introduced to CSF in 2012 when I joined the staff. I spent five years as Scholarship Director getting to see first-hand the impact of the Carson Scholars Fund. I remember fondly my first scholarship […]


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

Nineteen years is a long time…

My tenure at the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) as the executive director has spanned four and one-half administrations, eight Olympics, one round of 17-year cicadas and a worldwide pandemic. But it is time to say goodbye as I retire. It has been a privilege to work alongside so many talented, dedicated and inspirational individuals during […]


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 Events on 10/27/2022 - 1:29 PM

CSF’s First Maryland Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Cattail Creek

On October 24, 2022, the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) hosted its first Maryland Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood, MD. CSF Co-founder Candy Carson greeted the 85 golfers who participated in the tournament to support our programs. It was a misty but beautiful fall day on the course. A highlight of […]


In Uncategorized on 10/17/2022 - 10:19 AM

Cullowhee Valley School in Cullowhee, NC Reading Room Opening

Students at Cullowhee Valley School in Cullowhee, North Carolina are “Diving Into Reading.” On Monday, October 10, the students, staff and special guests gathered to celebrate the opening of their Think Big Reading Room. During the ceremony, the day’s musical selections centered on reading. The Cullowhee Valley School seventh and eighth grade chorus sang “When […]


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