Carson Scholarship

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 grade 4-5 with GPA 3.75 or above on last day of 1st quarter 2018-19. Run Report 10/16/18 (Q1 grades finalized 10/15 @ 3:00)
  2. List the names of students and ask teachers in grades 4, 5, special areas to vote for 8 names. Return to Admin Rep 10/30/18. Criteria - students who participate in volunteer work/community service.
  3. 11/2/18 Letter is sent to families to explain Carson Scholarship and that 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 Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
  4. 11/5-11/19: Katherine Taylor works with 8 students to finalize essays.
  5. Admin Committee receives essays by end of day 11/20/18 to review.
  6. Admin Committee meets on 11/27/18 and chooses 3 students to complete on line application for scholarship.
  7. 11/28/18 Katherine Taylor calls the families of 3 students to notify them that their children are finalists and complete nomination submission.
  8. 11/28-12/21- Katherine Taylor works with the 3 students to complete the on line application. Students need a home/parent e-mail address.
    • Application Deadline 1/9/18
    • Teacher Recommendation Deadline 1/11/19
    • Principal Verification Deadline 1/16/19
  9. Applications are submitted by student and parent along with required documents (report card, etc) 1/9/18
  10. Winner of Carson Scholarship is selected by the Carson Foundation and notified by mail in April 2019.
  11. Carson Scholarship Luncheon information is included in the notification packet.