Carson’s Crusaders Scholarship Program

Carson’s Crusaders Scholarship Program
March 4, 2020 Gary Taylor

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have a sibling who was diagnosed with pediatric cancer and was treated at one of the four following affiliated hospitals:
    • Children’s Medical Center Dallas or Legacy Campus Plano
    • Cook Children’s Hospital, Fort Worth, TX
    • McLane Children’s Hospital, Temple, TX
    • Medical City Children’s Hospital, Dallas, TX
  • Be 24 years of age or younger as of the application deadline date.
  • Be a high school senior or graduate, or current college/university undergraduates.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college university for the entire 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.  Application is required to submit a transcript of grades.
  • Must not be a prior recipient of the Carson’s Crusaders Scholarship.  All awards are one- time, non-renewable awards.
  • Family members of those that sit on the Board for Carson’s Crusaders Foundation are ineligible.
  • Application received in full by April 1, 2024.  No late submissions will be selected.


Selection Criteria

The program will consider the following for finalist selection criteria:

  • Academic performance
  • Demonstrates leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Written essay describing how the applicant’s sibling’s cancer has impacted his/her life and what the applicant has learned from it.
  • Two letters of recommendation (only two will be accepted)


Scholarship Fund Disbursement

The scholarship amount will be paid directly to the college or university for the purpose of defraying tuition and additional fees or books.  Awards must be used during the 2024-2025 school year.  Any unused funds are to be returned to Carson’s Crusaders Foundation.



Please contact Carson’s Crusaders Foundation at


Recipients will be notified by phone the first week of May 2024.