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Important Dates and Deadlines

For the 2018 Scholarship Season

Announcing the start of the 2018 Scholarship Season!

To request an application, complete an Application Request Form. Please note that only school officials (teachers, counselors, principals) can request an application. All requests received at this time will be added to our 2018 distribution list.

If you fall into one of the following categories, please note that you do not need to request an application – you are already on our distribution list:

  • Any school that has previously received an application
  • Any school in Maryland, Delaware, or Washington, D.C.
  • Any school in the Pittsburgh Public School District, Atlanta Public School District, Indianapolis Public School District, or Battle Creek (Michigan) Public School District

*If you are in one of these categories and the contact information for your school has changed (i.e. new principal, different contact person, etc.) please email

2018 Scholarship Flyer

With Important Dates and Deadlines

Previous Carson Scholars

The application for Previous Scholar Recognition is electronic. This means we will heavily rely on email addresses. To make sure we have your updated email address, please email Liz. If you have multiple email addresses, we are happy to add all of them to our database – just let us know!

The Previous Scholar Recognition Application will be emailed to scholars by the beginning of November. The application deadline and principal verification deadline are the same as new applications.

  • January 8, 2018 – Application deadline – all application materials including report card must be submitted by this time
  • On/around January 10, 2018 – Principals sent the application verification link
  • January 12, 2018 – Principal verification deadline
  • March 2018 – all applicants notified of their status

Scholarship Payouts

Balance statements and Payout Request Forms for the fall 2018 semester will be made available to all eligible scholars in late May. The Payout Request Form must be completed and submitted back to the CSF office by Friday, July 6, 2018. Checks will be mailed to colleges on Monday, July 16, 2018 in time for the spring semester. Any Payout Request Forms received after July 16, 2018 will be held for payout for the spring 2019 semester.

Please note that payouts can only be made after verifying that the scholar is a full-time accepted and enrolled student at an accredited institution within the United States for the upcoming semester. Students must be enrolled in a bachelor’s-degree-track (four-year) program.

If any of your contact information (mailing address, email address, or phone number) has changed since we last heard from you, please get in touch! We can only mail Payout Request Forms to addresses we have. To update your information, call 410.828.1005 or send an email to