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Cartter Scholars Program (Boarding)


Could you be the next Cartter Scholar?

A boarding scholarship focused on a combination of academic excellence as well as a breadth of interest and capacity for leadership in and out of the classroom.

Award Overview

Baylor names Cartter Scholars annually, providing boarding scholarships to ninth and tenth grade students new to Baylor. The awards range from partial to full-tuition and remain in force throughout their time at Baylor.

Award Criteria

Nominees should demonstrate academic excellence as well as a breadth of interest outside the classroom, including arts, athletics, and/or community service. Baylor also pays attention to the nominees’ capacity for leadership in and out of the classroom.

Nominations are limited to rising ninth and tenth grade boarding students (from the United States) who are new to Baylor.

International Students

While this scholarship is not available for international students, we encourage international families to submit an inquiry form and explore our financial aid page for more information about tuition assistance. 

Nomination Process

Prospective scholarship candidates can be nominated by anyone other than their parents, immediate family, or current members of the Baylor faculty or staff.

If you know a rising ninth and tenth grade student who would benefit from all that Baylor has to offer, please take the time to complete a nomination or contact our Admission department at 423-267-5902 or

Once students are nominated, the Baylor admission department will be in contact to outline the additional materials required to complete the scholarship application.

Nomination Deadline and Dates

Nomination and Complete Admission File for Cartter candidates are due on 11/30.  Cartter Weekend for Cartter Scholarship Finalists will be held on Baylor's campus on February 2nd & 3rd.  Cartter contracts will be sent on 2/9 and are due back 2/16.

Cartter Scholarship Nomination Form


Our Cartter Scholars

Baylor’s Cartter Scholars have been actors, athletes, dancers, debaters, outdoors enthusiasts, writers, mathematicians, student government officers, singers, and scientists. They have gone on to college at Harvard, Berkeley, North Carolina, MIT, Georgetown, Sewanee, and Stanford among many others. They hail from California to Maine and Washington to Florida, and all throughout the Southeastern Unities States. Our scholars reflect diverse personal backgrounds and world views. What they have had in common are academic aptitude, the desire to achieve excellence, and a passion for self-discovery. They have left their marks on Baylor, and Baylor has become a part of them.

In addition to the annual scholarship winners, all finalists automatically become members of Baylor’s Harris-Stanford Honors Program if and when they enroll in the school.

The Cartter Scholars Program is
named in honor of Thomas Cartter Lupton, II. Mr. Lupton -
a member of the Baylor Class of 1971 and founding generous benefactor of the scholarship program.

Previous Scholars

The Harris-Stanford Honors Program

All successful Cartter Scholar applicants AND finalists are automatically members of the Harris-Stanford Honors Program, along with other select members of the Upper School student body.

Modeled after college honors programs, Harris-Stanford collaborates with local, regional, and national partners to provide extraordinary civic engagement, extracurricular seminars, travel and other learning and leadership opportunities for motivated students. Among the partners is the prestigious Institute for the Public Trust, a non-partisan, non-profit organization based in Raleigh, N.C. Baylor is the first high school in the U.S. to be brought into the Institute’s leadership program. For more information, click here.