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In Scholars on 12/08/2020 - 2:55 PM

Gitanjali Rao named Time Magazine’s first ever ‘Kid of the Year’

At the age of 15, two-time Carson Scholar, Gitanjali Rao is securing her place in history.  On Friday, December 4th this student scientist and inventor wunderkind was named Time Magazine’s first ever ‘Kid of the Year’, which was no small feat considering there was a field of 5,000 extraordinary applicants.  Colorado resident Gitanjali Rao first […]


In General on 12/06/2020 - 8:19 AM

Giving Tuesday and Year End Giving 2020

Giving Tuesday 2020 Giving Tuesday, a global movement to encourage and inspire people to give and celebrate generosity on a single day of the year by giving to charity, has turned into one of the most important days in giving for charities worldwide. At Carson Scholars Fund, we reached out to you and asked you […]


In Reading Rooms on 12/05/2020 - 5:25 PM

2020 National Day of Reading

The CSF’s 15th Annual National Day of Reading event was unlike year’s past.  This year’s event, held during the week of November 16th, was “supersized” and showcased three stories by children’s author Andrea Beaty.  The stories included:  Ada Twist, Scientist; Iggy Peck, Architect: and Rosie Revere, Engineer.  The event kicked off with a special video […]


In General on 12/05/2020 - 5:17 PM

CSF Associate Leadership Council

The Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) has appointed its first Associate Leadership Council comprised of CSF alumni and professionals from multiple states.  These members bring a wealth of corporate, entrepreneurial, and volunteer experience to the group.  As the Carson Scholars Fund focuses on its 25th year of awarding scholarships and its 20th year of building reading […]


In Uncategorized on 11/23/2020 - 9:16 AM

2020 National Day of Reading

Follow this link to gain access to all our National Day of Reading materials!


In Scholars on 11/09/2020 - 4:10 PM

Honoring our Veterans: Grace Otey

2020 Carson Scholar Grace Otey has been helping homeless veterans and military families since she was barely eight years old. For her eighth birthday, she asked her parents if instead of receiving gifts for herself, she would like to ask her family and school friends for gifts for the homeless veterans in their area. Her […]


In Scholars on 10/20/2020 - 7:22 AM

Scholar Spotlight: Philip Wang

Please share a little more information about your specific work/role with this project: I have actively participated in the the Baltimore City Teen Court program since my freshman year. The Baltimore City Teen Court is the youth diversion program part of the “Maryland Youth and the Law” 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps provide many underprivileged and […]


In General on 10/08/2020 - 9:08 AM

Meet Scholarship Director Felicia Wise

Felicia recently joined the Carson Scholars Fund staff as its Scholarship Director.  She has an extensive background working with youth, families, and communities that includes college & career access and retention, financial aid and literacy, student success initiatives, and scholarship programing and alumni engagement. Prior to joining Carson Scholars, Felicia served as Scholarship Programs Manager […]


In Scholars on 09/30/2020 - 8:27 AM

Scholar Spotlight: Lasya Daggumati

This week’s scholar spotlight features Lasya Daggumati, a 2020 Carson Scholar from Chesterfield, MO.  Lasya is the founder and president of her local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an organization designed to inform people about mental illnesses and focus on how to overcome the major stigma barrier. Losing her grandmother to Glioblastoma […]


In Scholars on 09/23/2020 - 7:25 AM

Scholar Spotlight: Genevieve Kennedy

Genevieve Kennedy is a 2020 Carson Scholar from western Florida. She was one of 25 students in her class to be accepted into the BioMedical pathway of her high school’s Academy of Health Careers through which she takes rigorous science classes as electives all four years of high school. Before she graduates, she will take […]


In Scholars on 09/09/2020 - 11:02 AM

Scholar Spotlight: Emma King

With a new scholarship season around the corner, we wanted to highlight some of our impressive scholars from the previous 2020 scholarship season! This week, we reached out to Emma King, a senior at Heritage Christian School, to learn more about her organization, Carry On, Kids. Q – Please share a little more information about […]


In Reading Rooms on 06/11/2020 - 7:11 AM

Palm Beach County Chapter Inspires Young Readers

The Palm Beach County Chapter always knew the secret to inspiring a love of reading is to provide young children with access to high-quality, interesting and educational books.  For the past 6 years this diverse group consisting of individuals, businesses and foundations has provided opportunities for Palm Beach County Schools to create vibrant, relaxing reading spaces dedicated […]


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