The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Students must attend an accredited K-12 school in the United States.
An interested student must be nominated by his/her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. It is up to a school how to determine its nominee. The minimum requirements are a 3.75 GPA and involvement in community service. In general, a school is only allowed to nominate one student. To learn more about how we calculate GPAs, review our GPA Calculations Rules and Policies.
If you would like your school to receive an application, please have a school official (teacher, counselor, or principal) contact the Carson Scholars Fund. The school official should complete our Application Request Form. Requests from individual students, parents, or other community members cannot be accepted.
The 2017 scholarship season begins in the fall when application materials and instructions for nominating a student is distributed to schools.
You must be nominated by your school in order to apply to our scholarship program. Students will have until Friday, January 6, 2017 to complete their application. The application includes essay, biographical information, community service details, report card and teacher recommendation.
After the application deadline (on or around January 10, 2017) your principal will be emailed instructions to complete the principal verification. This is a required step and must be completed by Friday, January 13, 2017. Your application is not complete without the principal verification.
All applicants will be notified of their status in March 2017.
If you have any questions about the scholarship program, please call 410.828.1005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.