As someone who has spent many years in school – both as a student and later a lecturer – Doctor Randy Davis understands the importance of financing an education. Tuition is only getting more expensive, and, according to the latest U.S. student loan statistics for2016, the average amount of debt someone can expect to have after graduating college is more than $37,000. Obviously, this is not the best way to start your life after school, which is why finding scholarships and other funding whenever possible is so important.
Doctor Randy Davis is proud to work with his colleague, Dr. Ben Carson, and others on the Carson Scholars Fund. The Carson Scholars Funds provides $1,000 college scholarships to students who exemplify academic excellence and humanitarianism. Students in grades 4-11 can be nominated, and students must be attending an accredited K-12 school that is located in the United States. In addition to that, students must have a minimum 3.75 GPA and have proof of serving their community.
Also, notice that we said nominated. Unlike other scholarships where students apply directly, the Carson Scholars Fund is a little different because schools must nominate students they believe exemplify the standards held by the Carson Scholars Fund. A school can only nominate one student, and students can be nominated for multiple years. For example, if a student was awarded a scholarship in the fourth grade, he or she can win it again in high school.
If you would like to be a Carson Scholar, Doctor Randy Davis would encourage you to keep your head in the books and volunteer to make a lasting impact in your community. Although you can’t apply yourself, you can speak with your school and see if a school official will nominate you. You can learn more about the program, rules and regulations, and the application process at www.carsonscholars.org.