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Carson Scholars Fund, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: The goal of the Carson Scholars Fund is to address the problem of academic underachievement by motivating young people to strive for academic excellence and to use their intellectual and leadership skills to contribute to society. The objective of the Ben Carson Reading Project is to enhance existing curricula/practices and to give a school an opportunity to create an environment to engage children in independent reading and to help them develop a love for reading at an early age.

Results: The scholarship program started in 1996 with 25 scholars in 3 states. Today, we have over 8,300 scholars in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since 2000, the Ben Carson Reading Project has established over 198 Reading Rooms in 22 states and the District of Columbia.

Target demographics: Carson Scholarships are awarded to United States students grades 4-11. Reading rooms are predominantly built in elementary schools, across the country.

Direct beneficiaries per year: We award scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who maintain a 3.75 GPA and are involved in community service. Our reading rooms build libraries in schools that otherwise may not have funding for a library or a full-time librarian.

Geographic areas served: United States of America

Programs: The Carson Scholars Fund offers scholar awards to students as early as the fourth grade. Awards are based on academic achievement and humanitarianism, regardless of financial need. Carson Scholars are honored at an annual awards banquet, where they receive personalized medals, certificates, peer recognition and a large trophy for their school, which lists names of the award winners. In addition to providing scholarships, the Carson Scholars Fund has established over 198 reading rooms in 22 states and Washington, D.C. The Ben Carson Reading Rooms provide a safe haven for students to discover the joy of independent reading.

Community Stories

81 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dr. Carson's legacy and personal story is like no other. My respect and admiration of him has led me to volunteer for Carson Scholars Fund many years. I have had limited educational achievements, and this has given me the passion to help others achieve their dreams through the Carson Scholars Fund. I am honored to be part of such an excellent organization and nonprofit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a long-time volunteer for the Carson Scholars Fund.  My father was a high school teacher, and he always stressed the importance of education.  Due to the high cost of college tuition, the scholarship fund directly impacts students' ability to afford college.  I am proud to say that I belong to this organization because we help enable our youth to become future leaders and to achieve their dreams.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carson Scholars are recognized all over the country! It is one of the best nonprofit organizations where funds go directly to the heart of its mission and not to overblown administrative cost. Carson Scholars helps students achieve their goals of a college education while encouraging its scholars to continue serving their communities through volunteerism and making the world a better place. Carson Scholars encourages the love of reading through its many Carson Reading Rooms in schools across the country. The Carson Scholars Foundation knows that reading is a necessary ingredient to be successful at all educational levels. 4X Carson Scholar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am immensely proud to serve as a volunteer for the Carson Scholars Fund. It provides encouragement and support for students all over our great country. The very heavy lifting done by the Carson Family and the tiny, but mighty staff is truly remarkable. For over 23 years, their dedication has changed so many lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is such a wonderful organization to volunteer with!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a not for profit mission driven organization Carson scholars Fund goes above and beyond to make sure students are recognized for their hard work. This is by far one of the best nonprofit organizations. To the donors...Thank you!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Carson Scholars Fund is by far one of the greatest organizations I know. The programs are excellent motivation for our youth today. The reading rooms are fabulous and a great way to get young children to read. Their banquets are an awesome way to show the children that their hard work is not done in vain. Thank you Carson Scholars Fund for actually caring.

N Jhari J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Becoming a Carson Scholar was a dream of mine ever since I learned about the program in the 4th grade. After transferring to a school whom supported the ideas of students finding ways to grow outside of the classroom and securing funding for future endeavors, I made it my goal to become a Carson Scholar. I was not selected the 1st-year that I applied... A real disappointment. I did not sulk or become bitter... I got better at what I was already doing! However, not being selected the first time fuel my determination, work ethic, and involvement. The next year, I opened an envelope informing me that I had been selected as a Carson Scholar. Now, a 4-Time Carson Scholar and Sophomore standing at the University of Florida in my First-Year of College, I am thankful for the let down and blessed to be associated with an awesome organization known all over the country. Earning a Carson Scholarship along with many others has helped me to be worry free of financial burdens for my college education and graduate school. More importantly, knowing that monies donated to Carson Scholars goes directly to the heart of the program and what Dr. and Mrs. Carson said they would do and that is to send scholars to universities with less financial worry. Go for it... Don't quit striving for a greater you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have looked up to Dr. Carson since first reading Gifted Hands in the 3rd grade. I began following and reading about his many stories, mission trips to help children around the world and his generosity. When I found out about Carson Scholars, I immediately set a goal to become a Carson Scholar. It took me 3 years of focus, dedication to my studies, and a serving heart to my community. I am a proud to be a Carson Scholar and will continue to strive for greatness in my career and serving my community. Thank you Carson Scholars Fund for helping me help myself by providing a scholarship and constant encouragement and support to do my best at all times. N'Jhari J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Carson Scholars Fund is a GREAT organization. They really care about the scholars and promote a positive environment for them to express their achievements.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The pure excitement and genuine reactions from our students and teachers is priceless! Fifth grade students who shared they normally do not enjoy reading have been lost in their books. One student read Dr. Carson's story and said he was transformed! This reading room has been the greatest gift for our children! Everyone loves our room and the experiences they are having!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When it comes to non-profits, Carson Scholars Fund is in a league of its' own. When it comes to non-profits that advocate for young students who excel, CSF wrote the book. When it comes to non-profits that put education and giving back to communities ahead, CSF rules. And when it comes to scholarships and supporting alumni scholars long after they've aged out, no non-profit comes remotely close to the Carson Scholars Fund.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with the Carson Scholars Fund for several years to help raise funds to create Carson Reading Rooms and Scholarships in Palm Beach County. The support and administrative services from the Foundation have been outstanding. We also have received nothing but high praise and positive feedback from principals, teachers, and Board of Education Members regarding the tremendous value that the Carson literacy initiative has been to the district.
On a personal level we have gotten wonderful sense of accomplishment in working on this initiative. We continue to be very very proud of our association with the Carson Schokars Fund and look forward to continuing to support education in our county through the Reading Room Progran.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Carson scholars fund is a wonderful organization. Both of the programs they support provide opportunities for children to reach their potential.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Carson Scholars is such a wonderful organization doing great things for today's youth!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. (CSF) has two programs: its well-known Scholarship Program and its somewhat lesser known, but equally important, Reading Room Program. The former awards $1,000 college scholarships on a merit basis only (minimum 3.75 GPA, a record of community service, and a teacher's recommendation) to students in grades 4-11. Nominated students must submit a robust written application, including a mandatory essay, to CSF which is diligently reviewed by an impartial panel of volunteer judges (believe me, I know--I am one!). This Program exists in all fifty States and the District of Columbia.

The Reading Room Program's primary purpose is to provide funding and support to local schools so that they can create a nurturing environment for children to feel safe and secure as they develop their reading skills. This Program is dedicated to combating illiteracy and promoting leisure reading as a key to unlocking the potential of ALL the children in each school in which a Reading Room is created, then maintained. This Program exists in a number of States and its goal is to become national in scope, too.

I have served as a volunteer, in both Programs, for approximately eight years. Readers of this review can be confident that: both Programs are effective; CSF itself is efficient (for example, it operates with a small, but highly competent, paid staff); and, importantly, CSF is transparent. I unhesitatingly encourage you to learn more about CSF by going to its website: www.carsonscholars.org

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. (CSF) has two programs: its well-known Scholarship Program and its currently somewhat lesser known, but equally important, Reading Room Program. The former awards $1,000 college scholarships on a merit basis only (minimum 3.75 GPA, a record of community service, and a teacher's recommendation) to students in grades 4-11. Nominated students must submit a robust written application, including a mandatory essay, to CSF which is diligently reviewed by an impartial panel of volunteer judges(believe me, I know--I am one!). This Program exists in all fifty States and the District of Columbia.

The Reading Room Program's primary purpose is to provide funding and support to local schools so that they can create a nurturing environment for children to feel safe and secure as they develop their reading skills. This Program is dedicated to combating illiteracy and promoting leisure reading as a key to unlocking the potential of ALL the children in each school in which a Reading Room is created, then maintained. This Program exists in a number of States and its goal is to become national in scope, too.

I have served as a volunteer, in both Programs, for approximately two years. Readers of this review can be confident that: both Programs are effective; CSF itself is efficient(for example, it operates with a small, but highly competent, paid staff); and, importantly, CSF is transparent. I unhesitatingly encourage you to learn more about CSF by going to its website: www.carsonscholars.org

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It has been so wonderful to work with the Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. I believe that this organization is one of the best nonprofit that our school district have been associated with as we worked to open three of the five Ben Carson Reading Rooms in the state of Georgia. Our facilitator at the Carson Scholars Fund carefully guided us - step by step - through this process so that we were ready for the successful opening of our reading rooms. This organization understands the role that reading plays in overall student achievement and truly wants what is best for students. I am impressed by their dedication and commitment to the work they are doing.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful to deal with! Carson Scholars Fund is top notch.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A 6th grader last year was sent to an alternative school for bringing a knife to school. This student was a "regular" in the school library, and I was devastated upon hearing the news. I was further saddened when I came to the realization that the alternative school he was being sent to had no library. Can you believe it? A school without a library? I decided to contact his grandmother with whom he lived, and asked her if she would be willing to stop by my school every other week to pick up some books for him to read at home. I knew what he liked to read, so I could gather a little pile and have them ready for her to pick up in the main office. I couldn't send her home with books from the school library because her grandson was no longer enrolled in my school but I COULD send her home with books from the Carson Reading Room! I filled a bag of books every two weeks for her to take home and her grandson LOVED the books. I even found out his grandmother was also reading the books I was sending home! Because all of the books were returned weekly, I allowed him to take home a bag of books from the Carson Room to read over the summer. Reading books for pleasure would not have been an option for this student during the last few months of school if I didn't have the Carson Library. The grandmother didn't want the responsibility of returning public library books by a certain date or paying for them if they were lost, but given the flexibility of coming to the school at her convenience to drop off or pick up books made the arrangement possible. The Carson Reading Room serves many purposes in my school building and I am thankful to have it.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. has provided our rural school an opportunity for our students to enjoy the gift of books and opportunities for many years to come. We were able to turn an ordinary room into a welcoming and exciting place for our students to leave their worries at the door and get lost in adventures found in books. We are grateful for this opportunity and was pleasantly surprised how simple the process was to make this room a reality. Everyone with the foundation made sure the process ran smoothly.

1 Paula K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Due to the generosity of the Carson Scholars Fund, it gave my son confidence to pursue his dreams and to help afford college. Carson Scholars Fund, Inc is wonderful organization devoted to developing our leaders of tomorrow! We met Dr and Mrs. Carson at the awards banquet and often reflect on their words of encouragement. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carson Scholars Fund far exceeded our expectations as a nonprofit. The students at my school have been blessed immeasurably by the gifts of our beautiful, fully stocked book room that we use multiple times daily. Our students love to visit the room and are growing academically as well as gaining a love for reading. Our school can never say thank you enough for this gift.

All individuals with this nonprofit were amazing to work with and some actually came to our grand opening. It has been a pleasure and still is as we continue ordering new materials with our grant money. Thank you Carson Scholars Fund!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Having had my niece recently recognized as a 2018 Carson Scholar, I have been compelled to read more and more about the organization and what it stands for. What a tremendous gift that has been made available to student's 4th through 11th grades across this country. Students are being recognized for not only their academic excellence in a world that places so much emphasis on sports, but they are being recognized for humanitarian contributions that speak with more actions than words, but resonate with in our communities. Seeing the humanitarian efforts performed by these students being recognized, brings awareness to many needs that people tend to turn a blind eye to. The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. inspires students to Dream Big, set their sites and shoot for the stars. It encourages students to "Think Big", be the nerd in the school. The qualities that Carson Scholars exude should send out a very loud and clear message that there is great hope in the next generations that will, one day be our countries leaders. I for one after watching my niece receive her award, and reading about the accomplishments of those recognized, am encouraged by what our country has to look forward to! Thank you to the Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. for being the type of organization that promotes learning and humanitarianism. It is welcomed and refreshing!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Carson Scholarship was always a part of the schools in which I worked as a counselor and an administrator in Anne Arundel County, MD.
I now sponsor a scholarship at my grandson's elementary school in Tucson, AZ.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Just getting started with this organization and inspired by the hope it offers to all students. The connection to Dr. Carson, a real life example of the benefits of reading and pursuing one's dreams to make the world a better place, is a message our children, and future leaders, profoundly need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I recently attended their We Can Be Heroes event, an exceptional evening attended by Dr. Ben Carson and his wife. I was so impressed with the positive energy and wonderful entertainment provided. Their message really resonated with me and reminds me why i choose to support the Carson Scholars Fund!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Working with the Carson Scholars Fund was a fabulous journey. From start to finish the communication was prompt and always helpful. The members were so eager to make our experience a pleasant one! I have worked with many organizations and none can measure up to the quick responses and helpfulness of CSF. In particular, Lacey Richards was such a pleasure to work with and her correspondence was almost immediate. Her help was concise and prompt. Our CRR is a very special part of our building and our school community.

1 Heather S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attended the We Can Be Heroes fundraising event. I had a wonderful time. The part that truly stood out was listening to Dr.Carson and his wife, Candy, share their hearts about this charity. The impact that this foundation has for the children across the nation is outstanding.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've attended several CSF events over the years and have experienced firsthand the impact this organization has made on students around the country. The students who receive scholarships from CSF are accomplished individuals who contribute and give back to their communities. Many form their own NFP's as a way to give back and truly embrace the spirit of this organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Its important to believe in the future and that future is our children. Dr. Carson and his wife are helping to make strides in our community by offering these scholarships and that is an incredible thing!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Carson Scholars Fund, Inc is the best nonprofit I have ever been associated with as a volunteer and donor. They truly want students to excel in the academic arena while being well rounded and not just concentrate on sports. Besides giving academic scholarships they also focus on opening Reading Rooms though out the United States. These rooms provide a comfortable reading and learning environment for students.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have donated to the Carson Scholars Fund for the past four years and we have attended several scholar award banquets. We are always impressed with the scholarship recipients and how much they have accomplished.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

fantastic organization to work with! the mission of this organization is one that will help our children grow and lead our world in a more positive place

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Donor

Rating: 5

Dr. Ben Carson has truly created a charity that can help change the lives of children. Dr. Carson’s brilliant young Mother found the key to changing the course of her boys’ lives - reading. Carson’s Scolars Fund, Inc. will open up the world for underprivileged children and help them find their inner Ben Carson.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an incredible organization that helps children achieve success through acknowledging their academic and service accomplishments.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is a Carson Scholarship recipient; the banquet was spectacular as all the scholars were celebrated in such a memorable and wonderful evening. Sincere thank you to Ben and Candy Carson for their generosity, love and support of all our children.
M. Hinshaw/Greensboro Banquet 2017

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a past scholarship recipient, I cannot express how thankful I am for this great program. This nonprofit is one of integrity and serves as a bright spot in an area where there is a desperate need with the exorbitant costs of education.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported this Amazing charity for many years. I am Proud of what the Carson Scholars Foundation does & how they impact so many. A foundation that has incredible Team .... keep up the outstanding work.
Respectfully
Kellee

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a long time volunteer at Johns Hopkins Hospital I have known and admired the work of Dr. Carson. After reading all of his books I learned about his and his wife's amazing nonprofit and began to research more on the Carson Scholars Fund. I have long been dismayed by our country's educational system and feel that anything which can motivate deserving students to read and succeed is worth my investment. This charity has a proven track record and I am proud to be a donor.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an honorable foundation led by Ben and Candy Carson. Such a noble cause that helps dedicated and intelligent students learn how to read and excel in all areas of life. I have such great respect for the Carson's and all that they are willing to due to help students succeed. I couldn't be happier to be apart of such a wonderful foundation lead by two brilliant people. I enjoy volunteering and hearing about all the success stories that we have made come true through the Carson Scholar Fund.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What an awesome foundation to work with! My school was a recipient of a Ben Carson Reading Room. The students just love coming and reading in that room. Dr. Carson's dream to create a love for reading has truly come to fruition at our school. The excitement and anticipation the students have about this room is amazing. The people at Ben Carson are as amazing as Dr. Carson to work with. I've had the pleasure of working with them as we created the reading room. Carson Scholars is such a noble cause to give to and this foundation has an awesome mission and love for children.

1 EricandGinger G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I read three of Dr. Carson's books so I know about his Carson Scholars. This is such a noble cause.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The vision to awaken motivation and curiosity to being a successful student was the gift that the Carson Scholar program keeps on giving! Uplifting academic success to athletic success brilliant!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Have great respect for Dr. and Candy Carson! That set a wonderful example and are fabulous mentors!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As the parent of a Carson Scholar who was first recognized in 5th grade and recognized with renewed status annually, I can attest to the impact this organization has on young achievers. My daughter sees herself as a scholar and views her goals as every bit as attainable as the accomplishments of the distinguished speakers and role models she has met and heard at Carson Scholar Banquets.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been working with the Carson Scholars Fund since 2011 when the middle school in which I teach, was awarded funds to create a Carson Reading Room. Working with the staff at the Carson Scholar Fund to create the room and present it to the students was a very delightful and rewarding experience. The students at my school LOVE the variety of books in the reading room and frequently ask their teachers for passes to go to the room. The grant we received from the organization also allows us to purchase incentives for our students that help motivate the more reluctant readers to enjoy a book. Finally, I attend the Carson Reading Room conference every fall where I gain valuable insight on the latest and greatest books to purchase for the reading room and even the library at my school. At the conference we get a chance to talk to other reading room coordinators and share ideas. We are also treated to a fantastic dinner!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I received the Carson Scholarship in 2010, and still think about it all the time. It felt great to be recognized for my achievements in school and in the community and it serves as motivation for me to continue to excel now in my job as an engineer. At the scholar banquet, I was amazed by all of the talented students also receiving awards. The scholarship is not just about the monetary reward and the medal, but the honor and pride that comes with it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been working with the Carson Scholars Fund for just over a year now and I cannot express completely how happy I am to be involved with this foundation. I have had the honor to have a reading room bestowed upon my campus. The entire process of creating this warm and nurturing room was very smooth and comprehensive. My students really enjoy reading in their new room and this could not have been made possible without the help and support of the Carson Scholars Fund.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The local and national chapter of the Carson Scholar fund were extremely helpful in establishing a Carson Reading Room at our school. Not only did the organization raise the funds for the development of the room, but they also gave step by step instructions on how to create a team to develop the room, guidelines on the purchase of books, and ideas for decorating the room. They were very supportive in assisting us with our opening day ceremony and provide input on how to best utilize the reading room. This is a great team to work with and our students will greatly benefit from this valuable resource.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Carson Scholar Fund has been a wonderful organization to work with. We have worked together to create a wonderful reading room where the students at my school can go to read. The environment in the room is warm and welcoming. The Carson Scholar Fund has provided support and resources throughout the entire process of planning, creating, and opening our reading room. Our reading room is fully stocked with many books and magazines. I look forward to a long relationship with the Carson Scholar organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The work that the Carson Scholars Fund does to ensure quality reading materials in under-served schools is incredible. We have just over 1000 titles in our Carson Reading Room and still have funding to obtain more, newer, and requested books. Many organizations offer used, rejected titles from other libraries or schools and think that is sufficient and acceptable to send to schools serving students from lower socioeconomic circumstances. CSF understands that students need quality materials- not those discarded by others.

The people I have worked with are passionate about literacy, show a real interest in our students, and are still available for support even after the fanfare of opening a reading room has ended.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with the Carson Scholars has been terrific! As a reading room coordinator in the first middle school reading room in the country we are in the special position of working to motivate young adults to read. The Carson Reading Room has been just the place to make that happen, especially now that we have updated it with the support of the Scholars Fund. Daily there are students who visit our reading room, to read, work on class assignments and relax in a welcoming reading environment. Our school is honored to have a reading room to serve our struggling readers and provide a space where students have a positive, low pressure reading experience. None of that would have been possible without the support of the Carson Scholars Fund!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love how the organization helps award scholarships to kids to go to college. It is a great organization with amazingly talented and hard workers.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I work hard in school and have been volunteering in my community and all my hard work has paid off. I won a scholarship last year and was recognized this year. I think the Carson Scholar Fund is a phenomenal organization and it has inspired me to continue doing good.

1 Amelia S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It's so gratifying and inspiring to see youth—America's future—involved, engaged, and excited about education; and making a positive impact in the world with their knowledge. This is a fervor I hope to see spread across our beloved nation, spilling joyously over—reaching the far corners of our Earth.

1 Brian138

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great charity. It inspires children to be the best they can and think big. I am a proud donor.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the honor of working with Carson Scholars Fund as a Writing Consultant for the magnificent students who received scholarships through the organization. I was humbled to be surrounded by such dedicated staff and have an opportunity to be apart of a mission that seeks to further the education of thousands of children across the US.

Writing bios about so many gifted children changed my life and fulfilled my spirit! I would offer my services to such a magical cause anytime.

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Donor

Rating: 4

This organization provides students with the opportunity for independent reading with their Ben Carson Reading Rooms. These reading rooms are colorful, book-filled rooms with cozy nooks and couches where students can choose a book and let their imaginations build knowledge and dreams!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Carson and his wife Candy have given me the chance to live the American Dream of receiving a college education. Not in my wildest dreams did I believe that I would win my school's nomination to compete against all the talented applicants from across our great nation, let alone being named a Carson Scholar. The values that Dr. Carson and his wife live their lives' inspire me and taught me that I must give back to not only my community, but to my country. The commitment of the Carson family and staff to family values, education, and community service are instrumental in the growth of the Carson Scholars Fund in creating more Reading Rooms across the country. Community service is the backbone of each Carson Scholar. As a five-year award recipient, Dr. Carson challenged me to do seek leadership roles, which ultimately prepared me to enter Honor College competitions. The colleges asked me about the mission of Dr. Carson and how my service work has influenced my career choice. I can proudly say that I was selected for a full-ride scholarship. Dr. Carson's belief in me is the reason why I am a first-year undergraduate student working on medical research. The Carson Scholars Fund is the real deal, supporting future scientists, teachers, and community leaders. Do not hesitate to donate, as the monetary award I received was sent directly to my college.

2 Ses I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great rescue from the great decline in American values.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a Carson Scholar! Ben Carson is a great man with an amazing story and the Carson Fund continues to open doors for our children. As a Fifth grade Carson Scholar, I knew college was in my future. The Carson Fund makes the college dream a reality at such an early age.

1 Dee_24

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Carson Scholars is an incredibly important organization that has provided hundreds of students across the Country achieve their goal of a higher education. As a recently retired 40 year Middle School teacher in Maryland, I personally used the Carson Scholar philosophy to change the lives of so many kids. Our children need desperately to see the purpose of a good education as well as the love for helping others. This non-profit is beyond Dr. Carson's dream, but something people around our country are willing to support and watch grow. I will continue to offer my personal assistance in moving this program across the country. This nonprofit is truly what America needs to stay on top of the world in education.

2 Eileen30

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is a dire need in our country to improve the philosophy of education. Students are in desperate need of confidence and drive which will lead to determination, and most importantly, character. DR. Carson has found the way to do just that. Using the principals that his mother used on him to transform him from the school dummy to the most saught after neurosurgeon in the WORLD, Dr. Carson has turned failing schools into places of success and joy. Our children are our future!!!!! What more important nonprofit organization could we have than one where those who are destined to live off the system are transformed into joyful, prepared and productive members of society.

Anna75

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot thank the Carson Scholarship fund enough for motivating me to do more community service. After hearing about all the accomplishments of other young people around me I realize how much more I can do. I love helping people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dr. Carson truly cares about students. I met him and his wife at a book signing and it reminded me how awesome the Carson Scholars Fund has become.

3 jandcmaintenance

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Carson Scholars fund is one of the better run 501 C-3's out there. It functions quite efficiently; giving back more than 90 cents of every dollar received into scholarships and national programs such as Reading Rooms. Every volunteer we engaged with throughout the years offered a positive demeanor and approach. Dr. & Mrs. Ben Carson have been successful imparting the Funds' belief among it's group of workers and the world alike; which is that high achieving students who demonstrate a humanitarian spirit be recognized and rewarded.
Our son wears his Carson Scholar recognition with utmost pride!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Carson Scholars fund was the very first scholarship my son applied for. He was floored upon receiving the award letter. The fund has an amazing group of volunteers and unlike some other funds, are readily available should there you have a question or concern. Even more amazing is when Dr. & Mrs. Carson along with a host of motivating V.I.P.'s attend the banquet ceremonies. This couple doesn't disappear after the ceremony, they actually pose for photos and autographs with attendees. Motivating children to excel is their specialty. Their actions are indicative of what this scholarship fund is about.
The fund is able to maintain costs below 10%, quite impressive feat by a non-profit these days.