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Gary Carpenter Honorary Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

NCAG, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist applicants nominated by a current member of the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG) who plan to continue their education in college.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Gary Carpenter Honorary Scholarship Program must:

  • Be nominated by a current member of the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG)*
  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates or current college undergraduates
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Preference will be given to students majoring in Accounting or Finance. Applicants in any major are welcome to apply.

*Applicants must provide the first and last name of a current member of the NCAG as part of their application.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award. Up to 3 awards will be granted. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in February.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of NCAG, Inc.. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need will be considered. All eligible applicants will be considered for awards, regardless of financial need. Provided a sufficient number of qualified applications are received, preference will be given to students with an EFC of 10,000-30,000. We understand the paramount concern of families is the ability to pay for college. We have set an EFC range as we have found a lot of families in that range are middle income and have not always been able to save for college and we want to give those students priority for the scholarship.

In no instance does any officer or employee of NCAG, Inc. play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA for verification of the EFC. (SAR is sent to you via email or mail after you have completed your FAFSA form. If you have not received report please visit

One online recommendation (located on the Scholarship America Hub with the application) form must be submitted on your behalf no later than December 20, 2021 3:00 pm CT.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

NCAG, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!