Teachers and administrators play an important role in a student’s life. Teachers are often instrumental in instilling a love of learning and the pursuit of higher education within their students. We also understand that many teachers would love to celebrate their students’ success in their classroom through an outside award. We are excited to work with teachers and educators in recognizing and rewarding academic superstars!
2014 Scholarship Season
The Carson Scholars Fund is excited to announce the start of the 2014 scholarship season. This is our second year with an online application and we are confident that this year’s application will be a smooth process.
Download this year's guide to the scholarship season for important dates, deadlines and contact information.
Key Steps for Educators
- All educators, teachers and administrators with a valid school email address from an accredited K-12 school in the United States are welcome to request an application for the Carson Scholarship program.* Please review our requirements on requesting an application and then complete the Application Request Form.
- Each school is eligible to nominate one student to compete for a Carson Scholarship. Carson Scholars must have a minimum 3.75 GPA and display humanitarian qualities through community service above and beyond what is required. Please review our GPA Calculations Rules and Policies to learn more about how we calculate GPA. Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement and humanitarian qualities – without regard to financial need or ethnicity.
- An email with a link to the online nomination form will be sent to educators on or around October 15, 2013. Unless otherwise stated by a Carson Scholars Fund staff member, your school can only nominate one student. We believe that schools know their students best. For this reason, we do not mandate a specific nomination process. We encourage schools to consider all possible candidates before making a nomination decision. For more information, review our Nomination Rules and Policies and Nomination Tips and Essay Questions.
- Schools have until Friday, December 20, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time to nominate a student. After a school nominates a student for the Carson Scholars Program, the nominated student will receive an email with a link to the online application. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time on Friday, January 10, 2014. Applications include submission of a teacher recommendation, essay, and report card. After a student submits an application, principals will receive an email asking them to verify the application. Principals will have until 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time on Friday, January 17, 2014 to verify applications. Applications are not considered complete until the principal has verified the application.
To continue to make the online application a smooth process, we have put together a guide for the application. Please review the Overall Process.
If you do not feel the online application is right for your school/nominee there will be a limited number of hard copy applications available. To request a hard copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copy requests must be made by Friday, December 6, 2013. No hard copy applications will be mailed past this date.
If you have further questions, please email email@example.com.
*In the context of the Carson Scholars Fund Scholarship and Scholar Recognition Programs, a school is defined as an accredited K-12 institution with a physical building comprised of students, educators, administrators, etc. While the Carson Scholars Fund is fully aware of and appreciates the accomplishments of other non-traditional educational settings including but not limited to home schools and on-line schools, the Carson Scholars Fund Scholar Scholarship and Scholar Recognition Programs are not available to these alternative educational formats currently.