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Previous Scholar Recongition Rules

For the 2019 Scholarship Season

The Carson Scholars Previous Scholar Recognition application will be available online and will be distributed to previous scholars via email by the beginning of November.

Previous Carson Scholars seeking to obtain 2019 Previous Scholar Recognition must meet the minimum 3.75 GPA qualification and continue to demonstrate humanitarian qualities. Required items include a completed online application form, current report card, current list of community service activities, current list of extracurricular activities, and a recent photo. Full instructions are provided in the online application.

If you would prefer to complete a hard copy application, please email to request one. In the email, include your full name, address, and birth date.

If you are completing the online application, all sections must be completed and submitted online by 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. A principal verification process will take place after this deadline. Your principal has until Wednesday, January 16, 2019 to complete it. (Principals will be emailed a link to verify your application on January 14, 2019)

If you are completing the hard copy application, all application materials must be mailed as one package and postmarked by Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Late applications will not be accepted. All applicants will be mailed a notification of their status as recognized or non-qualifying in March 2019.

To learn more about the academic qualifications for applying for Previous Scholar Recognition, review our GPA Calculations Rules and Policies.

Previous Scholar Recognition is an elite honor that affirms the prestigious status of Carson Scholars in their pursuit of academic and career goals. Scholars meeting the application requirements will be honored with a special recognition package consisting of notification of their scholar status renewal, a commemorative pin to attach to the ribbon of their original medal, and a certificate of achievement. Schools will be sent notification of the scholar’s renewed status and will continue to receive a trophy (or nameplate) to recognize the scholars who have been honored with a recognition package each year. We will also make every effort to invite previous scholars to an awards banquet. There is no monetary award connected with Previous Scholar Recognition.