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In Scholars, Scholarships on March 9, 2020 - 1:45 pm

Carson Scholars Fund Announces 2020 New and Recognized Carson Scholars

The Carson Scholars Fund would like to thank all of the students, educators, and parents who took the time to participate in the 2020 Carson Scholars Program. It is a great honor to be nominated by your school for such an award, and we applaud each and every one of you. This year’s applications beautifully […]


In Reading Rooms on February 19, 2020 - 11:17 am

Garden Road Elementary Reading Room Opening

Garden Road Elementary in Poway, California welcomed community members, local press, and Mrs. Candy Carson to their all-school assembly on Tuesday, February 4th, in celebration of the opening of their new Think Big reading room. The assembly started with prideful school spirit exhibited through the Garden Road cheer and character pledge. Following that, a handful […]


In Reading Rooms on February 18, 2020 - 7:44 am

Northboro Elementary Opens Candy Land-themed Reading Room

A sweet adventure awaits students at Northboro Elementary School in West Palm Beach, Florida.  On January 31, students, teachers, administrators and esteemed guests gathered to celebrate the opening of the school’s Candy Land-themed Ben Carson Reading Room.   One of the highlights of the ceremony was a musical selection by the Northboro Elementary Chorus.  Special guests […]


In Reading Rooms on February 13, 2020 - 11:54 am

Fallbrook STEM Academy Opens Reading Room

Students, staff and special guests gathered outside of Fallbrook STEM Academy on Wednesday, February 5th, for an all-school assembly to showcase the opening of their new Think Big reading room. They transformed the back corner of their library into a cozy, outer space-themed reading nook. The walls are filled with spaceship signs and decals while […]


In Reading Rooms on February 13, 2020 - 11:43 am

Edison Elementary Opens Think Big Reading Room

Thanks to the Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon Trust, Edison Elementary in San Diego, CA was able to join the initiative of the Ben Carson Reading Project with their new Think Big reading room.  They transformed an empty classroom into a nature-themed, child-friendly space perfect for leisure reading. The nature theme consisted of outdoorsy area rugs, […]


In Reading Rooms on February 13, 2020 - 11:19 am

San Diego County Welcomes Another Think Big Reading Room in Warner Elementary

Warner Elementary became our 28th active reading room in San Diego County following their opening on February 3rd. The reading room was made possible by the Think Big Reading Room donors, Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon. As you step inside the reading room, you are welcomed by books from beloved children’s book authors like Dr. Seuss, […]


In Reading Rooms on February 12, 2020 - 10:52 am

New Reading Room Opens in Orange Glen Elementary School in Escondido, California

February 3rd was a special day for the students and faculty of Orange Glen Elementary School as they celebrated the opening of their new reading room. Their garden themed room is decorated with beautiful green faux plants, finger puppets to encourage reading, and a comfortable canopy for students to sit inside and read. The opening […]


In Events on January 27, 2020 - 8:37 am

A Successful “Evening of Inspiration”

The Carson Scholars Fund hosted an Evening of Inspiration on January 20, 2020, at 18th & 21st in Columbia, Maryland, an establishment inspired by a Prohibition era supper club. Our hosts for the evening were proprietors Steve and Patti Wecker. The fundraiser coincided with MLK Day and A Day of Service. We had a packed […]


In Reading Rooms on January 22, 2020 - 10:15 am

Think Big Reading Room Opens at Discovery Elementary School

On Friday, January 17th, students at Discovery Elementary in San Marcos, CA were ‘Reading under the Stars’ in their new Think Big reading room.  The reading room, sponsored by the Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon Trust, is the 28th Gagon reading room to be established to date.   The reading room is decorated with a beautiful hand-painted […]


In Reading Rooms on January 10, 2020 - 3:51 pm

Scholarship Prep Public School in South Bay Los Angeles opens Think Big Reading Room

Scholarship Prep Public School (SPS) joins the 55+ schools in California in partnering with The Carson Scholars Fund to outfit an area on campus with the Think Big Reading Room. On December 20th, SPS unveiled their ocean-themed leisure reading room to the anticipatory crowd of special guests, staff and students. This underwater ed-venture design was […]


In Events on December 12, 2019 - 11:44 am

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the CSF Hosts Holiday Celebration

On Friday, December 6, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund hosted a holiday celebration at the Pittsburgh Field Club to benefit the Carson Scholars Fund. The evening opened with an elegant cocktail hour during which guests were entertained by musicians Regina Givi and Dan Hanczar, and pool trick shot artist, Tim Chin.  Guests […]


In Reading Rooms on December 10, 2019 - 7:18 am

Opportunity Early Childhood Education and Family Center Opens Hundred Acre Wood-themed Reading Room

A.A. Milne’s character Winnie-the-Pooh once said, “A grand adventure is about to begin.” That is exactly what happened on November 7, when Opportunity Early Childhood Education and Family Center in West Palm Beach opened their Hundred Acre Wood-themed reading room. The afternoon festivities began with the children and teachers joining together for the “Uniting Song,” […]


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