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Carr Scholarships

Notice: The award amounts listed below are for the 2015-16 academic year. 

ASU’s Carr Scholarship Program honors your dedication to learning by recognizing your previous academic achievements. Awards are based on your high school GPA and your standardized test scores:

  • SAT combined math and critical reading
  • ACT composite

This scholarship program is only available at ASU and is funded by one of the largest endowments at a regional university in the U.S. Awards are renewable for four years for students who maintain the eligibility requirements. 

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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: 32-36 or SAT: 1400-1600
    • 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 2 letters of recommendation. Interviews for the Carr Distinguished Scholarship will be scheduled during ASU’s Top Scholars event in the spring.

    Deadline

    The application process for 2015-2016 is coming soon.

    Qualified students who did not meet the Carr Distinguished Scholarship application 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.

    Qualified students not selected by the Carr Distinguished selection committee will automatically be awarded the $7,500 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 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: 29-31 or SAT: 1290-1390
    • High School GPA: 3.5-4.0

    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: 27-28 or SAT: 1210-1280
    • High School GPA: 3.5-4.0

    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: 25-26 or SAT: 1130-1200
    • High School GPA: 3.0-4.0

    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: 22-24 or SAT: 1020-1120
    • High School GPA: 3.0-4.0

    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: 21 or SAT: 980-1010
    • High School GPA: 3.0-4.0

    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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