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Important Dates and Deadlines

We are pleased to announce the start of the 2015 Scholarship Season!

To request an application, complete an Application Request Form. Please note that only school officials (teachers, counselors, principals) can request an application. All requests received at this time will be added to our 2015 distribution list.

If you fall into one of the following categories, please note that you do not need to request an application – you are already on our distribution list:

  • Any school that has previously received an application
  • Any school in Maryland, Delaware, or Washington, DC
  • Any school in the Pittsburgh Public School District, Atlanta Public School District, Indianapolis Public School District, or Battle Creek (Michigan) Public School District

2015 Scholarship Season

  • October 15, 2014 – Nomination form/Online application available
  • December 8, 2014 – Deadline to request a hard copy application (hard copies available on a limited basis)
  • December 19, 2014 – Nomination deadline
  • January 9, 2015 – Application deadline – all application materials including report card and teacher recommendation must be submitted by this time
  • January 13, 2015 – Principals sent the application verification link
  • January 16, 2015 – Principal verification deadline
  • March 2015 – winners and non-winners notified

If you have any other questions, please contact our Scholarship Director, Katie Damaroda, at katie@carsonscholars.org.

Previous Scholars

The application for Previous Scholar Recognition is electronic. This means we will heavily rely on email addresses. To make sure we have your updated email address, please email Katie. If you have multiple email addresses, we are happy to add all of them to our database - just let us know!

The Previous Scholar Recognition Application will be emailed to scholars by the beginning of November. The application deadline and principal verification deadline are the same as new applications.

  • January 9, 2015 – Application deadline – all application materials including report card must be submitted by this time
  • January 13, 2015 – Principals sent the application verification link
  • January 16, 2015 – Principal verification deadline
  • March 2015 – winners and non-winners notified

Scholarship Payouts

Payout forms for the spring 2015 semester will be mailed to all eligible Carson Scholars in October. Scholars will also receive an email with instructions for completing their payout request online in October.

Payout forms will be due back to the CSF office by November 20, 2014. Checks will be mailed to colleges on December 5, 2014, in time for the spring semester. Any Payout Request Forms received between now and then will be held until November. Any Payout Request Forms received after November 20, 2014 will be held for payout in the fall 2015 semester.

Please note that payouts can only be made after verifying that the scholar is a full-time accepted and enrolled student at an accredited institution within the United States for the upcoming semester. Students must be enrolled in a bachelor's-degree-track (four-year) program.

If any of your contact information (mailing address, email address, or phone number) has changed since we last heard from you, please get in touch! We can only mail Payout Request Forms to addresses we have. To update your information, call 410.828.1005 or send an email to katie@carsonscholars.org