Nominate Our Next Cartter Scholar!

Baylor names four Cartter Scholars annually, providing boarding scholarships to students new to Baylor, but they don't happen without a nomination!

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 the admission office at 423-267-5902; or email Kelly O'Mara, associate director of boarding admission and director of the Cartter Scholars Program.  


Eligible students compete for one half-tuition, and two quarter-tuition scholarships, which are awarded annually and remain in force throughout the student's time at Baylor.


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

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. Once students are nominated, the Baylor admission department will contact them and request the application materials required to complete the scholarship application:

  • The student must be nominated no later than Jan. 13, 2020. An essay topic is assigned when the nomination is announced.
  • In addition to the nomination, an application for admission to Baylor along with the required supporting materials, including two additional letters supporting the student’s nomination, must be completed by Jan. 21, 2020.
  • Nominations Accepted: Sept. 1, 2019 through Jan. 13, 2020.
    Click here for online nomination

Cartter Scholars Weekend - Mar. 6-7, 2020

From the nominees, the school will invite 12 to 16 finalists to Cartter Scholars Weekend at the beginning of March, when the finalists will be interviewed by a panel of Baylor faculty members before winners are announced the third week in March.

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


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