Ava's Grace Scholarship Program
Since its founding in 2010, Ava’s Grace Scholarship has been breaking the cycle of incarceration through the gift of education. Through scholarships and a robust networking experience, Ava’s Grace supports students who have, or have had, an incarcerated parent or primary caregiver on their journey to and through college. Students who live anywhere in Missouri or in the Illinois counties that comprise the St. Louis metropolitan area are eligible to apply for scholarships of up to $5,000 per year. The Scholarships are renewable for a total of four years (or eight semesters). In 2015, as a result of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, Ava’s Grace launched the Summit’s Peak Scholarship for African American men.
Ava’s Grace is about Hope. It’s about Family. It’s about the Future. The scholarship provides HOPE to children whose dreams have been compromised and lives have been forever altered by the actions of others. As a result of education and community support, young people become productive members of their FAMILY unit and society. As of 2018, Ava’s Grace Scholarship is a program of The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, striving every day to give students a better FUTURE.