General tip: Make sure everyone (principal, nominator, student, recommender, etc.) involved in this process sets their spam/junk mail filters to accept all emails from @wizehive.com and @carsonscholars.org. Wizehive is the online application host, and many important emails will come from them.
We will make every effort to review nominations within two business days.
If the nomination does not appear to be valid, we will contact you. Reasons a nomination may be questioned include but are not limited to: the nominator does not appear to be a qualified school official, the school has already nominated a different student, the nominated student has already been awarded a Carson Scholarship, or the nominated student does not appear to meet our requirements.
Once a nomination is approved, an email will be sent to the student (after 24 hours) inviting him/her to start the application. The email will be sent to the email address for the student provided in the nomination form, and will include a link to the online application. Make sure the nomination form is filled out accurately to ensure that your student receives the application in a timely manner! The principal and nominator will receive confirmation emails at this time as well.
The sooner a student is nominated, the more time they have to work on their application.
The online application will include the following components:
If the student desires, he/she can ask up to three different teachers to complete the recommendation.
The recommender(s) will be asked to address the following topics:
1. The applicant’s attitude towards reading and learning
2. The applicant’s leadership ability and impact in the classroom/school
3. The applicant’s scholastic work ethic, motivation, and achievements
One paragraph should be written on each topic. Each paragraph should be 50-100 words.
Parents/guardians will electronically sign the application to certify that they agree to certain terms and conditions.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT THE LAST STEP.
In order to submit an application online, the following items must be completed:
After students submit their applications, the CSF will send an email to all principals asking them to review their nominee’s materials and respond to an email verifying that all of the information in the application has been completed honestly.
The CSF will likely send these emails on or around January 14, 2019. Principals will be given until 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 to respond.
After this deadline, if an applicant’s principal has not responded, that applicant will be disqualified.
Please note that a principal verification is required for all previous scholars applying to our Scholar Recognition Program as well.
All winner and non-winner scholars and schools will be notified of our decisions in March 2019.
If you have any questions please call 410.828.1005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.