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The Carson Scholars Fund

The Carson Scholars Fund
The Carson Scholars Fund is open to students grade 4 through 11 who have strong humanitarian qualities. Students must be nominated by their schools. New scholars receive a college scholarship, and previous winners are eligible to reapply every year for Carson Scholar Recognition annually.

Applicants must have a GPA of 3.75 or higher on the following subjects: English/Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Foreign Languages. Scholarship candidates must be enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited college or university within the United States. Scholarship money may be deferred and paid to the school up to 3 years following high school graduation.

The Carson Scholars Fund was established in 1996 and since its beginning has awarded more than 6,700 scholarships across the country. Carson Scholarship winners have been able to attend more than 500 colleges and universities, and have received more than $4.2 million in scholarship funds.

The scholarship is named after Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Carson has directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for over 29 years.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JANUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000.

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