The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1949, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year by March 1st. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. Approximately 35-40 awards are made each year depending on funds available for new awards and renewal awards.

May 23, 2016 - The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Committee is looking for new committee members in the education and law fields from among past recipients of the scholarship. This is a volunteer position, and the responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing approximately 60 new applications within a two-week period of time in April-May.
  • Interviewing candidates over a two-day period of time in mid-May (a Friday and Saturday) at Embassy Suites Hotel in Lynnwood.
  • Attending the scholars banquet at Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle (usually third week in July).
  • Attending an annual meeting with KeyBank, Trustee, in Seattle.

Please contact Executive Director Sheri Ashleman at (206) 542-9357 or if interested.

Apply or Renew
Scholarships are open to high school seniors in King, Snohomish, or Pierce County in Washington state planning to attend a college or university in the state of Washington. Click on "How to Apply" to read the eligibility rules, or "How to Renew" to obtain a renewal application if you are a current recipient.
Former Scholars
If you are a former Carman scholarship recipient, please complete the form at the link below to update your contact information. We'd like to stay in touch!
Support the Fund
Help us invest in future leaders today by donating to the fund! Former Carman Scholars are encouraged to help build up the fund through repayments of scholarship awards. To make a donation, simply mail a check made payable to "Nellie Martin Carman Alumni Scholarship Fund" to: 

P.O. Box 60052
Shoreline, WA 98160-0052