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Carr Scholarships

ASU’s Carr Scholarship Program honors your dedication to learning by recognizing your previous academic achievements. This scholarship program is only available at ASU and is funded by one of the largest endowments at a regional university in the US. Awards are renewable for four years for students who maintain the eligibility requirements. 

Awards are based on your high school GPA and your standardized test scores:

  • SAT combined math and critical reading (old test)

         OR

  • SAT combined math and evidence-based reading/writing (new test)

         OR

  • ACT composite

 Deadlines for Receiving ACT/SAT Test Scores

The Scholarship Programs Office will accept new test scores to qualify for a Carr Scholarship up until the start date of the student’s first fall semester. However, limited test dates exist for the Carr Distinguished Scholarship due to the scholarship’s application deadline.

ACT Test Dates SAT Test Dates



  • Distinguished

    32-36 ACT Score

    1400-1600 SAT Score (old test)

    1450-1600 SAT Score (new test)

    3.5-4.0 GPA

    $15,000 / per year

    Honors Students: +$3,000
    $18,000 total / year

    More About Distinguished


  • Excellence

    29-31 ACT Score

    1290-1390 SAT Score (old test)

    1350-1440 SAT Score (new test)

    3.5-4.0 GPA

    $7,500 / year

    Honors Students: +$3,000
    $10,500 total / year

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  • Fellow

    27-28 ACT Score

    1210-1280 SAT Score (old test)

    1280-1340 SAT Score (new test)

    3.5-4.0 GPA

    $5,000 / year

    Honors Students: +$3,000
    $8,000 total / year

    More About Fellow


  • Academic

    25-26 ACT Score

    1130-1200 SAT Score (old test)

    1200-1270 SAT Score (new test)

    3.0-4.0 GPA

    $3,500 / year

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  • Gold

    22-24 ACT Score

    1020-1120 SAT Score (old test)

    1100-1190 SAT Score (new test)

    3.0-4.0 GPA

    $2,500 / year

    More About Gold


  • Blue

    21 ACT Score

    980-1010 SAT Score (old test)

    1060-1090 SAT Score (new test)

    3.0-4.0 GPA

    $1,500 / year

    More About Blue


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    Carr Distinguished Scholarship

    You may qualify for an additional $3,000 per year if you are accepted into the ASU Honors Program.

    Scholarship Amount With Enrollment in Honors Program
    $15,000 Annual award $18,000 Annual award

    $60,000 Award amount over four years

    $72,000 Award amount over four years

    Qualifications

    • ACT composite: 32-36

    OR

    • Old SAT math & critical reading: 1400-1600

    OR

    • New SAT combined math and evidence-based reading/writing: 1450-1600

    AND

    • High School GPA: 3.5-4.0

    Application

    Upon being accepted for admission to ASU, your high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores will be evaluated to determine your Carr Scholarship eligibility. Once ASU establishes that you meet the criteria for the Carr Distinguished Scholarship, you will be sent a personal invitation to complete the online Carr Distinguished Scholarship Application. In addition to the online application, you will be asked to provide a résumé, cover letter and two (2) academic letters of recommendation. Interviews for the Carr Distinguished Scholarship will be scheduled during ASU’s Carr Distinguished Scholars Event

    Deadline

    Carr Distinguished Scholarship application packet deadline for the 2016-2017 academic year is Monday, January 18, 2016.  Qualified students who did not meet the deadline will be offered the highest Carr Scholarship available at the time they are admitted to ASU.

    Notification

    You will be mailed notification if you have been selected for the Carr Distinguished Scholarship.

    Honors Program Students

    Students who are accepted into the ASU Honors Program receive an additional $3,000 per academic year. The application is available on the Honors Program website and asks that students meet these suggested requirements:

    • Score of 1210 or higher on SAT (math and critical reading), or 27 or higher on ACT
    • Competitive high school class ranking
    • Demonstration of extracurricular involvement in school and/or community activities
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    Carr Excellence Scholarship

    You may qualify for an additional $3,000 per year if you are accepted into the ASU Honors Program.

    Scholarship Amount With Enrollment in Honors Program
    $7,500 Annual award $10,500 Annual award

    $30,000 Award amount over four years

    $42,000 Award amount over four years

    Qualifications

    • ACT composite: 29-31

    OR

    • Old SAT combined math and critical reading: 1290-1390

    OR

    • New SAT combined math and evidence-based reading/writing: 1350-1440

    AND

    • High School GPA: 3.5-4.0

    Qualifying test scores must be received before the students first regular semester (fall/spring).

    Application

    You must be accepted for admission to ASU to be considered for this scholarship. Your transcripts and ACT or SAT scores submitted to the Office of Admissions will be used to determine your scholarship eligibility. 

    Deadline

    The Carr Excellence Scholarship will be awarded to the extent funds are available.

    Notification

    You will be mailed notification if you have been selected for the Carr Excellence Scholarship.

    Honors Program Students

    Students who are accepted into the ASU Honors Program receive an additional $3,000 per academic year. The application is available on the Honors Program website and asks that students meet these suggested requirements:

    • Score of 1210 or higher on SAT (math and critical reading), or 27 or higher on ACT
    • Competitive high school class ranking
    • Demonstration of extracurricular involvement in school and/or community activities
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    Carr Fellow Scholarship

    You may qualify for an additional $3,000 per year if you are accepted into the ASU Honors Program.

    Scholarship Amount With Enrollment in Honors Program
    $5,000 Annual award $8,000 Annual award

    $20,000 Award amount over four years

    $32,000 Award amount over four years

    Qualifications

    • ACT composite: 27-28

    OR

    • Old SAT combined math and critical reading: 1210-1280

    OR

    • New SAT combined math and evidence-based reading/writing: 1280-1340

    AND

    • High School GPA: 3.5-4.0

    Qualifying test scores must be received before the students first regular semester (fall/spring).

    Application

    You must be accepted for admission to ASU to be considered for this scholarship. Your transcripts and ACT or SAT scores submitted to the Office of Admissions will be used to determine your scholarship eligibility. 

    Deadline

    The Carr Fellow Scholarship will be awarded to the extent funds are available.

    Notification

    If you are selected for the Carr Fellow Scholarship, you will be mailed notification one to two weeks after you have been accepted for admission to ASU.

    Honors Program Students

    Students who are accepted into the ASU Honors Program receive an additional $3,000 per academic year. The application is available on the Honors Program website and asks that students meet these suggested requirements:

    • Score of 1210 or higher on SAT (math and critical reading), or 27 or higher on ACT
    • Competitive high school class ranking
    • Demonstration of extracurricular involvement in school and/or community activities
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    Carr Academic Scholarship

    $3,500 Annual award

    $14,000 Award amount over four years

    Qualifications

    • ACT composite: 25-26

    OR

    • Old SAT combined math and critical reading: 1130-1200

    OR

    • New SAT combined math and evidence-based reading/writing: 1200-1270

    AND

    • High School GPA: 3.0-4.0

    Qualifying test scores must be received before the students first regular semester (fall/spring).

    Application

    You must be accepted for admission to ASU to be considered for this scholarship. Your transcripts and ACT or SAT scores submitted to the Office of Admissions will be used to determine your scholarship eligibility.

    Deadline

    The Carr Academic Scholarship will be awarded to the extent funds are available.

    Notification

    If you are selected for the Carr Academic Scholarship, you will be mailed notification one to two weeks after you have been accepted for admission to ASU.

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    Carr Gold Scholarship

    $2,500 Annual award

    $10,000 Award amount over four years

    Qualifications

    • ACT composite: 22-24

    OR

    • Old SAT combined math and critical reading: 1020-1120

    OR

    • New SAT combined math and evidence-based reading/writing: 1100-1190

    AND

    • High School GPA: 3.0-4.0

    Qualifying test scores must be received before the students first regular semester (fall/spring).

    Application

    You must be accepted for admission to ASU to be considered for this scholarship. Your transcripts and ACT or SAT scores submitted to the Office of Admissions will be used to determine your scholarship eligibility. 

    Deadline

    The Carr Gold Scholarship is awarded to the extent funds are available.

    Notification

    If you are selected for the Carr Gold Scholarship, you will be mailed notification one to two weeks after you have been accepted for admission to ASU.

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    Carr Blue Scholarship

    $1,500 Annual award

    $6,000 Award amount over four years

    Qualifications

    • ACT composite: 21

    OR

    • Old SAT combined math and critical reading: 980-1010

    OR

    • New SAT combined math and evidence-based reading/writing: 1060-1090

    AND

    • High School GPA: 3.0-4.0

    Qualifying test scores must be received before the students first regular semester (fall/spring).

    Application

    You must be accepted for admission to ASU to be considered for this scholarship. Your transcripts and ACT or SAT scores submitted to the Office of Admissions will be used to determine your scholarship eligibility. 

    Deadline

    The Carr Blue Scholarship is awarded to the extent funds are available. 

    Notification

    If you are selected for the Carr Blue Scholarship, you will be mailed notification one to two weeks after you have been accepted for admission to ASU.

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