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:

  • Applicants should have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.75 – current year grades only (Review our GPA Calculations Rules and Policies)
  • Applicants should be in Grades 4th – 11th
  • Be nominated by counselor/teacher and approved by principal

Important Dates:

  • October 19, 2020 – 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.
  • December 18, 2020 – Nomination Deadline (For Counselors/Principals)
    This deadline is to ensure that all students are nominated prior to the start of winter break.
  • January 15, 2021 – 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.
  • January 22, 2021 – Teacher Recommendation Deadline
    Teacher recommendations are due by 8:00 pm EST/7:00 pm CST (Chicago – 7:00 pm).
  • January 22, 2021 – Principal verification email distributed
    Principal verification will occur on a rolling basis. Once students submit their applications, principals will receive an email with a link to verify the application. Principals will have until January 22, 2021 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

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