Friday, December 16, 2022 – Nomination Deadline
This deadline is to ensure that all students are nominated prior to the start of winter break. We encourage you to nominate your student as soon as possible to give him/her the time necessary to complete the application.
Friday, January 13, 2023– Teacher Recommendation Deadline
Requests for recommendation letters are student-driven and must be sent prior to the student submitting the application on January 13th. At least one teacher must submit a recommendation by January 13, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. EST in order for the student to be considered for a scholarship.
Friday, January 13, 2023 – Application (including report card) Deadline
Students must submit their applications by 8:00 p.m. EST. A finished application includes completion of a teacher recommendation and submission of report card.
School Eligibility: The Carson Scholars Fund Scholarship Program is open to all accredited K-12 schools in the United States.
All schools in the United States are invited to nominate a student for the Carson Scholars Fund scholarship program. Unless you have been notified otherwise by a Carson Scholars Fund staff member, your school can only nominate one student.
Schools use a variety of methods to choose their nominee. You might form a committee of educators/counselors to select a qualified candidate, or you might hold an informal essay contest among possible candidates to help narrow the selection field. For more information about how schools nominate students, view our Nomination Tips and Essay Questions. Please make sure that participants and their parents/guardians understand that they are not Carson Scholar Award recipients during any school-sponsored applicant selection process prior to submission of the full application. Submission of an application is not a guarantee of an award.
When choosing your nominee, please be aware of the following rules and policies:
If any of these nomination rules are not followed, we reserve the right to disqualify all nominees/applicants from your school.
Carson Scholars receive a scholarship award of $1,000 held in trust until the student attends college. Scholarship awards will earn interest every year until the student graduates from high school. (Interest rates will vary from year to year depending on economic conditions. Students receive a statement every summer updating them on their current balance.) In order to receive their scholarship payouts, scholarship recipients must be aware of the following rules:
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