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Prospective Scholars

Prospective ScholarsThe 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.

2015 Scholarship Season


Principals and educators will receive an email in mid-October with instructions on how to nominate a student to compete for our scholarship program. If you have been chosen by your school as the Carson Scholar nominee, please keep these dates in mind:

Friday, January 9, 2015 – Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 9, 2015. Teacher recommendation and report card must also be submitted by this deadline. For help completing the online application, we put together a couple videos that explain the process and answer frequently asked questions. To view them, click here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – Principals will be emailed a link to verify your application.

Friday, January 16, 2015 – Applications are not considered complete until the principal at your school has verified your application. Principals will have until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 16, 2015 to do so. Please make sure your principal is aware of this requirement.

To help with the online application process we will be posting a series of videos that will cover all of the components of completing a successful CSF application. Please check back for more details when they become available.

If you have any questions about the online application or the scholarship program, please call 410.828.1005 or email