Sugar Scholarship

We are honored to offer the $1,000 Sugar Scholarship. 

This scholarship fund is provided by Ruth Carlson, founder of CCMT, to honor

her sister, Sugar Novak, who is an inspiration to many and a true

pioneer of massage therapy.  

Application Requirements:

*Submit a completed Scholarship Application

*Submit a 500 word essay stating your career goals, educational goals, reasons why you chose CCMT and why you have chosen to pursue a career in massage therapy.   Please submit your essay to for submission. 

*Scholarship Application and 500 word essay must be received by Carlson Carlson College of Massage Therapy no later than March 6th. 

Selection committee will announce recipient(s) by March 13, 2022.    

Eligibility for Scholarship:

*Students must be fully enrolled in the Spring 2023 Full Time program and have completed all enrollment requirements of Carlson College of Massage Therapy.

*Students who receive the Sugar Scholarship must be passing all courses and meeting SAP at each scheduled grade report and at the end of the first payment period. Failure to meet these terms may result in forfeiture of this scholarship.   

*The selection committee will evaluate the applications and essays based on the following criteria: genuineness of the message, financial need of the recipient, concise writing style, and clarity of the message.  

*By submitting a scholarship application, applicants release all rights to Carlson College of Massage Therapy for the use of the applicant’s essay, student’s name and image or photograph, which may be used in advertising, news releases, websites, social media outlets, or other public relations activities, if desired.    

Method of Disbursement:

The scholarship will be applied to the student’s Carlson College of Massage Therapy account in two equal amounts at the end of each payment period successfully completed during the recipient’s program. 

Carlson College of Massage Therapy reserves the right to divide the scholarship evenly between multiple applicants.   

Any questions regarding the application process may be directed to

Chris Rider, President at

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Reviews From Our Students

Mallory Z
Mallory Z
Carlson is the place to go if you are anywhere in driving distance! I made a commute to attend and even moved to the area to be more fully immersed. The depth of knowledge that you get in a short time is incredible! I felt more than prepared to start a career. Whatever a client throws at me, I’m equipped to handle it. Not only was the education top notch, but the whole experience was full of lovely memories and relationships. Can’t recommend Carlson enough!
Mahalia Shelangoski
Mahalia Shelangoski
I graduated from this school and it truly sets you up for success. Straight out of school I had many people compliment me on my massage skills and I was prepared for my career. The teachers here are kind, warm, and super fun. I loved every minute of going to this school. I highly suggest it!
Sarah Koss
Sarah Koss
I always enjoy coming to Carlson not only friendly people but amazing massages!!!
Maria Sankot
Maria Sankot
I have been a returning customer for many years. Very friendly and helpful staff. Such a great way to meet a massage therapist you vibe with. Many student massage therapist to choose from and finding the one that fits your needs. Always look forward to student massage therapy sessions which fill up quickly.
Joyce Milliman
Joyce Milliman
I will be using this Massage place agsin and tell my friends about it. i enjoyed one i got. Grace did a great job.
Jaclynn Oberbreckling
Jaclynn Oberbreckling
Was a very wonderful experience! Very relaxing environment. I felt so at ease after my massage with Alyssa H. Highly recommend this place and especially her.
Sheri Crandall
Sheri Crandall
Great massages by greatly trained students.
Gayle Robertson
Gayle Robertson
I love getting massages at Carlson College! The massage room is divided into several stations, with minimal whispered discussion allowed, making the atmosphere extremely peaceful and relaxing.