Carson Scholars Fund application now available

Carson Scholars Fund application now available

School administrators, teachers and counselors can now submit student nominations for the Carson Scholars Fund. The Carson Scholars Fund each year recognizes students for academic achievement, humanitarian qualities and community service. Each selected recipient receives a $1,000 college scholarship. Recipients are eligible for an annual renewal as long as they maintain high academic standards and a commitment to their communities.

The nomination deadline is Dec. 14. Schools who have not nominated a student for the scholarship program in the past must request an application form from the program. Following the nomination process, application materials are due by Jan. 9 and all teacher recommendations must be received by Jan. 11. Principals who submit student nominations will then receive a verification link to review application materials.

Carson Scholars will be announced in March 2019. Students who are eligible for a scholarship renewal must also submit an updated application, which also needs principal verification, by the Jan. 9 deadline. In early November, Carson Scholars will email current honorees a scholar recognition application for submission and principal verification.

Schools that are interested in submitting students for the program should email to ensure that their contact information on file is correct. Visit for more details. 

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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