Carson Scholars nomination

Do you know a student at your school who deserves a $1,000 college scholarship?
Are they in grades 4-11?
Do they have at least a 3.75 GPA and humanitarian qualities?

If you've answered 'YES' to all of these questions, then keep reading and nominate a student below!

A selection committee will be created to select our nominee. Only one student from each school can be nominated for this prestigious award. Submission of an application is not a guarantee of an award.  Click here to nominate students. 

This scholarship program is open to students in grades 4 through 11 who have at least a 3.75 GPA (for the current school year) and are involved in community service.

Nominators are responsible for communicating with their nominee, providing a recommendation, and making sure their nominee understands the process. Deadline to nominate a student is December 1st. Essay, recommendation, and nominee's resume must be received no later than December 8th.

Nominees are evaluated on their teacher recommendation, community service and essay. Choose 1 essay from the 2 prompts available:

Grades 9-11 (750 word maximum)

1.  “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.” – Maya Angelou  What do you advocate for? Provide examples of actions you have taken.

2.  “I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.” – Harold Kushner  Reflect on your personal book of life. Write the next chapter in the book.

essay will be scored on:
CONTENT: An essay with ample information, including supporting details.
ORGANIZATION: An organized essay with a well-developed beginning, middle and end.
STYLE: Interesting, varied, imaginative and age-appropriate vocabulary.
MECHANICS & USAGE: Correct punctuation, capitalization, spelling and paragraph distinction.
FOCUS: Appropriate information to make the reader clearly understand the ideas being presented.

Prospective nominees can get more information about the program on the following website.