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1. General Regulations

Each appointment for a Carman Scholarship is for one academic or school year in any university or college in the State of Washington.

The total amount awarded to any one full-time scholar during any single year will be fixed on an individual basis by the Carman Scholarship Committee, but shall not exceed $2,000. Although each appointment is for one academic year, it may be renewed from year to year until completion of a four-year course of study, on maintenance of a 3.0 average, or equivalent.

A Carman Scholarship is tenable only for a course of study having, as its major subject, courses other than music, sculpture, painting, drawing, interior decorating or domestic science.

2. Conditions of Eligibility

A Carman Scholarship applicant must:

(a) be a graduate of a public high school in King, Snohomish or Pierce County in the year of the appointment; and
(b) be an American citizen.
(c) be enrolled in a college or university in the state of Washington on a full-time basis.

3. Method of Selection

Each public high school in King, Snohomish and Pierce County may nominate one candidate from the senior class. (If senior class enrollment exceeds 400, two candidates may be nominated.) Application blanks are sent to the high schools in January of each year.

4. Procedure for Submitting the Application

The application must include:

a. Pages 1-6 of the application. (Obtainable through your high school scholarship counselor.)

b. Copy of applicant's Student Aid Report (summary of FAFSA application) or a copy of the most recent IRS Income Tax Return 1040 from the person claiming applicant as a dependent.
c. One letter of recommendation. 
d. Small photograph. 
e. Copy of applicant's birth certificate or other acceptable proof of citizenship (current passport or naturalization certificate).

f. Official grade transcript.

g. Copy of applicant's SAT/ACT test scores.

DEADLINE: Application and above items MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 1 to be considered. Applications should be filled out completely and mailed to the Secretary of the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Committee at the following address:

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

These records will become the property of the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Committee and will not be returned to the applicant. All financial information will be kept confidential and reviewed by the Scholarship Committee only.

The Committee, in judging the candidate’s fitness will satisfy itself that the candidate meets the requirements of Mrs. Carman’s Trust by inspection of the written credentials and by personal interview.