Carson Scholarship 21-22

The Ben Carson Scholarship Program awards $1000 college scholarships to students who excel academically and participate in volunteer work. The Foundation for Lee County Schools in cooperation with the Ben Carson Scholarship Program allows every Lee County School to submit the names of 3 students to be considered for the scholarship. The following is a list of the process we follow to nominate 3 students to the Carson Foundation.

  1. Pull list of all students in grades 4 & 5 with GPA 3.75 or above on last day of 1st quarter 21-22. Run Report 10/18/21 (Q1 grades finalized 10/15 @ 3:00)

  2. List the names of students and ask teachers in grades 4, 5, and special areas to vote for 12 students. Return to Mrs. Holbrook 11/01/21. 10 students with the most votes will move on to the next step of the nomination process. Criteria - students who participate in volunteer work/community service.

  3. 11/5/21 Letter is sent to families to explain Carson Scholarship and notify them their child was selected to be part of the nomination process. Directions are included in the letter for completing the essay requirement of the nomination. Essays are due to Mrs. Holbrook by Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

  4. 11/8-11/19: Mrs. Holbrook works with 10 students to finalize essays.

  5. Admin Committee receives essays by end of day 12/3/21 to review.

  6. Admin Committee meets on 12/10/21 and chooses 3 students to complete online application for scholarship.

  7. 12/13/21 Principal or Designee calls the families of 3 students to notify them that their children are finalists. Mrs. Gibson completes nomination submission.

  8. 12/13/21-1/6/22- Mrs. Holbrook follows up with the 3 students to check on completion of the online application**. Students need a home/parent e-mail address.Please note, these dates supersede any posted on the Carson Scholarship website.

  9. Applications are submitted by student and parent along with required documents (report card, etc.) by deadline- 1/14/22 – or whatever date designated by Carson Foundation

  10. Winner of Carson Scholarship is selected by the Carson Foundation and notified by mail in March 2021.Carson Scholarship Luncheon information is included in the notification packet.

**Note: Everyone involved in process (principal, teachers, student/parent) set their spam/junk mail filters to accept all emails from,, Zengine is the online application host and many important emails will come from them.