Troublemaker of the Best Kind Scholarship

High School Seniors with a record of standing against oppression, intolerance, racism and/or classism are invited to apply for the Troublemaker of the Best Kind Scholarship. One $4,000 award, renewable for three additional undergraduate years, will be awarded to a student from the St. Louis region with unmet financial need. Students who are in the first generation of his or her family to attend college will be given preference in the selection process.

To be eligible, the applicant must
• be graduating from a high school in the St. Louis region,
• have achieved a 2.5 grade point average on a 4 point scale (or the equivalent),
• provide scores from at least one ACT or SAT assessment
• plan to enroll full time in a nonprofit, accredited post-secondary program of study leading to an Associate’s or a Bachelor’s degree, and
• demonstrate unmet financial need as a full time student at a nonprofit U. S. college or university.

Evaluation and Selection
Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of the submitted essay that demonstrates a record of standing against oppression, intolerance, racism and/or classism, academic achievement and promise for future success, activities outside the classroom, and the strength of recommendations received on the applicant’s behalf. The award recipient should be prepared to maintain communication with the donor of this scholarship.

Applicants will be notified of their status in the competition by mid May. Award checks will be mailed in early August to the college the recipient will attend. Information about renewal applications will come from the St. Louis Community Foundation each February via the email address on file with the Foundation.

Questions? Contact Tameka Herrion, Scholarship Manager at the St. Louis Community Foundation at or 314-880-4960.

Eligibility, financial need, and award amount for this scholarship program will be determined by the St. Louis Community Foundation. This scholarship program, as component fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, color, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability.

Karen Kalish, Troublemaker of the Best Kind
$4,000, renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. If awarded, will you write the donor a letter of appreciation and be willing to keep the donor up to date on how you are doing in college?
  2. Provide your student identification number at the college you will attend
  3. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Full Name
  4. Parent 1 address (if different than yours). Include home number & street, city, state and zip code
  5. Parent 1 daytime phone number or cell phone number
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