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Gladys Carol Scholarship

Offered by The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program, Inc.

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 16, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Expired deadline:

March 31, 2023

Scholarship Overview

Are you a current or incoming college student majoring in STEM? If so, consider applying for the Gladys Carol Scholarship! The scholarship is open to current and incoming full-time students studying STEM at a U.S. university. The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program, Inc., a nonprofit charity organization, funds the scholarship. Since 2013, they have focused on providing financial assistance to students who pursue a STEM degree in the United States. The program honors Gladys Carol Best, the daughter of German immigrants who sacrificed a college education to raise her children. Her daughter established the Gladys Carol Scholarship as a way to pay forward her mom’s sacrifice. Every year, multiple students, if chosen, receive up to $2,500 to help pay for their education. If you are passionate about pursuing a STEM degree, we encourage you to apply!

The Gladys Carol Scholarship accepts applications from January 1st through March 31st of each year.

Editor’s Note: As of 2023, the Gladys Carol Scholarship appears to be no longer available. If this is incorrect, please reach out to us at [email protected] and we will update this page accordingly.

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to students accepted to or enrolled in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) program at an accredited, non-profit public or private four-year college or university in the United States. Applicants must also have a minimum SAT score of 1300 or a minimum ACT score of 28 in addition to meeting the eligibility requirements below.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students


U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest

Science, Technology, and Society

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, mail your online application, an SAT or ACT score report, a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR), and the below application materials to: GCSP, 6771 Alpine Avenue, 29 Palms, CA 92277.

250-word essay

Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program, Inc. at

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Gladys Carol Scholarship is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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