Carson Scholars Fund

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The Carson Scholars Fund remains dedicated to its goal of naming a Carson Scholar in every school. All schools that request an application will be added to our mailing list for our next scholarship season. All requests must come from educators or school administrators. Requests cannot be made for individual students, nor can applications be sent to students’ homes. This policy ensures that educators can complete a fair and impartial nomination process to determine which student at their school would best meet the requirements for a Carson Scholarship. Applicants must have at least a 3.75 GPA and be involved in community service activities. Award amount: $1,000. The money earns interest until students graduate from high school so students always end up with slightly more than $1,000 by the time they attend college.

Website: Carson Scholars Fund
Informational Flyer: Access Here

Eligibility Requirements:

Important Dates:

  • Monday, October 15, 2018 – Nomination Form Available
    Principals and educators will receive an email with a link to the online nomination form. Only one (1) student from each school can be nominated.
  • Friday, December 14, 2018 – Nomination Deadline (For Counselors/Principals)
    This deadline is to ensure that all students are nominated prior to the start of winter break.
  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – Application Deadline (For Students)
    The deadline for students to complete their online application is 8:00 pm EST/7:00 pm CST (Chicago – 7:00 pm). The online application includes completion of a teacher recommendation and submission of report card.
  • Friday, January 11, 2019 – Teacher Recommendation Deadline
    Teacher recommendations are due by 8:00 pm EST/7:00 pm CST (Chicago – 7:00 pm).
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – Principal verification email distributed
    An email will be sent to the school principal asking him/her to look over the application and verify that the materials are correct and the student truly is the school’s nominee. Principals will have until Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm EST/7:00 pm CT (Chicago – 7:00 pm) to respond to this email.

Application includes:

  1. Essay
  2. Description of community
  3. Service activities
  4. Submission of report card
  5. Teacher recommendation
  6. Biographical information

Open to DREAMers: No
Contact Information: email Lacey Richards, or call 410-828-1005