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Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship

Offered by Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 10, 2022
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

High School Senior

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

April 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school senior planning to major in a subject other than music or art at a university in Washington state? If so, consider applying for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship! The scholarship is open to incoming college students from select Washington counties who are pursuing a non-music or art major at a university within the state of Washington.

The program is offered by the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting and empowering students from King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties by providing financial assistance. The scholarship is in honor of Nellie Martin Carman, a former Seattle resident with a long-time devotion to Washington state. Each year, the scholarship awards $2,000 to multiple recipients to help pay for their education. If you plan to attend a college or university in Washington and would like some help paying tuition, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to high school seniors from specific Washington state counties (King, Pierce, Snohomish) who will be pursuing non-music or art majors at in-state colleges full-time. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and be nominated by their school counselor. Lastly, you must meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Senior


US Citizens



Application information

After being nominated, applicants must submit an online application, a copy of their Student Aid Report, a recent picture, proof of their U.S. citizenship, and the below application materials.


Letter of Recommendation


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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund at carma[email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

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

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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