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In Scholars, Scholarships on 03/03/2021 - 9:02 AM

Carson Scholars Fund Announces 2021 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 2021 Carson Scholars Program. It’s our privilege to announce that this year we awarded our 10,000th college scholarship, marking an incredible 25 years of honoring high academic achievers across the nation. It […]


In Scholarships on 02/03/2021 - 2:55 PM

Spotlight on Matthew Shervington, School Counselor

Matthew Shervington, a School Counselor at Susquehannock High School in Southern PA is often referred to as Sherv by his students. If you ask anyone, they will tell you if there is a student event, you will find Mr. Shervington there.  In addition to his day hours of counseling students, he is always there to […]


In General on 01/27/2021 - 5:47 PM

Meet Our Carson Scholars Fund Interns, Julia and Ally!

Julia Weinick was born and raised in Reisterstown, MD. She currently attends Towson University, where she is a senior majoring in Family Studies and Community Development with a concentration in Services to Children and Youth. Julia plans to further her education in pursuit of receiving her Master’s in Social Work. She has experience interning with […]


In Scholars on 12/13/2020 - 7:08 AM

Cheyanne Ward: A Tribute

The Carson Scholars Fund family grieves the loss of an exceptional scholar and young woman.  Cheyanne Ward, a senior at Trimble County High School in Bedford, KY, worked tirelessly to further her education and was passionate about bringing awareness to important social justice issues.  In her Carson Scholar application she wrote: “At a young age, […]


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 […]


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