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BEACON® SCHOLARSHIP

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Own Your Future – Apply now for the 2019 – 2020 Academic School Year

 

What is the purpose of the Beacon® Scholarship?

Since 1980, Carrot-Top Industries, Inc. (Sponsor) has been a leading flag and patriotic products retailer priding ourselves on a dedication to patriotism and community growth across America. Now, we want to help low-income students living in rural areas with their college endeavors. 

College Graduates

Details:

Level: College-bound graduating high school seniors, current college students, or adult learners.

Occurs: Bi-annually

Applicants: Must also reside in a rural area and meet low-income criteria outlined in the application below.

 

Award:
$1,000 each Spring and Fall semester

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Application Deadline:
Spring: October 31st, 2018
Fall: June 30, 2019

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The Scholarship

Here's how we want to help students across America:

The Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America will award $1,000 scholarships to ONE winner in the Spring and TWO winners in the Fall semester, to graduating high school seniors, current college students, or adult learners planning to enroll in an accredited college program during the 2019 – 2020 academic year.

Who’s eligible?

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must:

Applicants must be college-bound graduating high school seniors, current college students, or adult learners with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (high school or college) who are planning to enroll in an accredited college program. Applicants must also reside in a rural area and meet low-income criteria outlined in the application below.

The winners will be chosen by the owners, management, and staff of Carrot-Top Industries. The scholarship check will be sent directly to the winner's college or university.

How to Apply

Must provide an electronic copy of all documents below:

  • An essay of approximately 750 words responding to the prompt: "What does patriotism mean to you, and how do you believe patriotism can help communities across America?"
  • A copy of your most recent high school or college transcript 
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, counselors, other academic professionals, or colleagues
  • A current photo or school photo for marketing purposes
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Please fill out application completely. Incomplete applications or those that contain excessive grammatical errors will not be considered. Deadline for application submission is October 31, 2018.

    A rural area is defined by counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer residents. Are you unsure if you live in a rural area? Check your town's population by copying and pasting the following link into your browser: https://www.census.gov/2010census/popmap/

  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or other academic professional.

    Submit your letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, coach, or other academic professional.

  • Please upload your 750 word essay responding to the following prompt: What does patriotism mean to you, and how do you believe patriotism can help communities across America?

    Submit a copy of your most recent high school or college transcript.

    Grade point average on high school or college transcript must be 3.0 or higher to qualify.

    Should you be selected a winner, Carrot-Top Industries, Inc. will use your photo for marketing purposes.

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Terms and Conditions

  • Spring Semester grand prize is one (1): $1,000 scholarships awarded to one (1) grand prize recipient. Fall Semester Grand prize is two (2): $1,000 scholarships awarded to two (2) grand prize recipients. Grand prizes will be paid directly to the winner's college, university, or trade school. In the event of the sponsor's inability to contact the winner within a reasonable period (as determined by the sponsor), or the winner's unenrollment from her or his institute of higher education, the sponsor reserves the right to revoke the grand prize and redistribute the funds to runner(s) up.
  • No purchase necessary; Void where prohibited
  • Only one application per student
  • Past scholarship (grand prize) winners are not eligible for resubmission to the scholarship  
  • Only students who reside in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia are eligible
  • Employees of Carrot-Top Industries and their immediate relatives are not eligible
  • Carrot-Top Industries reserves the right to verify all information, including the date of high school graduation and school enrollment status
  • All taxes are solely the responsibility of the contest winner
  • To enter, you must submit a complete scholarship application online no later than October 31, 2018 for Spring 2019, and no later than June 30, 2019 for Fall 2019
  • Incomplete applications or those that contain excessive grammatical errors will not be considered
  • All applications become the property of Carrot-Top Industries and will not be returned
  • Winners' photo, name, and essay quotes may be released to the public and news media for promotional purposes, however Carrot-Top Industries will be considerate of sensitive material
  • Lost, late, or unintelligible entries will not be considered