Apply/Renew Scholarships - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to apply to the Scholarship Fund?

To be eligible, first-time applicants must be: 
(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.

Carman Scholars who are renewing scholarships must: 
(a) Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point, or equivalent. 
(b) Attend a college or university in the State of Washington on a full-time basis. 
(c) Maintain a high standard of conduct and still require financial assistance; and 
(d) In the opinion of the Committee, merit a renewal of his or her scholarship.

Applicants must attend a college or university in the State of Washington. A Carman Scholarship for both new and current Carman Scholars 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.

Is there a minimum GPA or enrollment credit requirement?

Carman Scholars who are renewing scholarships must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point, or equivalent. Scholars are also required to be enrolled on a full-time basis.

How do I get an application to apply to the Scholarship Fund?

Applications are sent to high school scholarship counselors in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties in January. Applicants must be nominated by their school and only one nominee is allowed per school (unless the graduating class exceeds 400 in which case a second candidate may be nominated). Therefore, applications are only available through high school scholarship counselors. Click here to see our brochure.

Renewal applications for current Carman Scholars are available online by clicking here.

How do I get my scholarship check? Where do you send my scholarship check?

Scholarship checks are awarded at the banquet. They are written directly to you and may be used towards tuition and/or other fees associated with your education. If you are unable to attend the banquet, your scholarship check may also be sent to you by mail.