Ritenour High School Scholarships

This is the uniform scholarship application for all Ritenour High School scholarships. Only Ritenour High School seniors may apply for these scholarships. Click here to see all the details provided in the Uniform Scholarship Packet distributed at Ritenour High School.
This application allows you to apply for any of the Ritenour High School scholarships for which you are eligible. Each scholarship has a separate essay question and some have specific application questions and eligibility.

Interviews for some scholarships will take place in early April.

All Scholarships will be awarded at senior awards night.

Anthony Armstrong 88 Foundation Scholarship
The one-time, non-renewable $750 scholarship will each be awarded to one (1) high school senior who achieves the highest cumulative score from the selection process. All applicants that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, you must:
• Be in your senior year of high school at Ritenour
• Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
• Be accepted to an accredited college or university and planning to attend full-time (at least 12 credit hours per semester)
• Be interested in an athletic related profession or have shown interest in participating in athletics during High School
If you are selected for the Anthony Armstrong 88 Foundation Scholarship, the scholarship provider will share information about possible renewal.

Bell Scholarship
A $750 Scholarship will be awarded to a Ritenour graduate.

Dean T. Nickens Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must have attended Iveland, Hoech, and then Ritenour High School.
  • One scholarship of at least $500 will be awarded.

Edward J. Kunst Scholarship
Edward J. Kunst, M.D., is a Ritenour graduate (class of 1972). While at Ritenour, he played varsity football and baseball. In 1976, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri—Columbia where he had also been inducted into the honor society of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1980, Dr. Kunst graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri School of Medicine where he was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
Dr. Kunst is board certified in Internal Medicine; he has practiced as a primary care physician, done medical research, and worked as a medical educator from 1980 to the present. In 2011 he was named to the Ritenour Hall of Fame, an honor he treasures.
The Edward J. Kunst, M.D. Scholarship is to be awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding success in math, science, or both at an advanced level (AP level or equivalent), and who will be pursuing a college degree (in any area).
Eligible students will:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater
  • Complete or be enrolled currently in advanced level math and science courses

The scholarship is a one-time, non renewable award of $1000, payable to the institution of higher learning where the recipient is enrolled the year following graduation.
Applicants’ discipline records will be factored into the final award decision

Esther C. Noble Scholarship Award
The student selected will receive a $2000 college scholarship award that will is renewable for four years. The name of each student who is awarded the scholarship will be inscribed on a plaque that will hang in the district’s office at 2420 Woodson Road.

George Chapman Scholarship
Eventually to be known as “Mr. Ritenour,” George Chapman attended Ritenour schools from first grade through graduation. After serving with distinction in the Marines, Dr. Chapman became a teacher and eventually came back to Ritenour to serve as an assistant principal and, later, as head principal. Eventually, he became Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, a position he held for 15 years.
This scholarship is being awarded in Dr. Chapman’s memory.

One student will receive a non-renewable award of $1000.

Larry Goodman Scholarship Foundation
At least one scholarship winner will receive up to $1000 to help with first year college tuition.

Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Scholarship
A $2,000.00 scholarship is a competitive non-renewable scholarship open to all Ritenour High School Student-Athletes. Applicants will be considered by the STL Youth Sport Outreach Board of Directors for one (1) initial scholarship this year. Selection criteria includes:
• Complete and accurate application (5 points)
• Content of Application (20 points)
• Essay (40 points)
• Academic performance (15 points)

Overland Rotary Club
The factors considered in the selection are essay, application quality, academic and school achievement, and financial need. Applicants may be interviewed by the scholarship committee. Up to three students will each receive a $1000 award.

O.W. Costilow
Two students will each receive $2000 awards, each renewable for four years.

Ritenour Alumni Choir Foundation
Scholarship Amount- $1000
(Paid in two installments: $500 First semester and $500 Second semester after submitting grades and proof of enrollment).

  • Must be a current vocal or instrumental student.
  • Must declare music as their major(vocal, instrumental, musical theatre, music education)

Ritenour National Education Association Scholarship
For students planning to become teachers. At least one student will receive a $500 award.

Ritenour Pride & Promise Foundation Scholarships
Selection will be based primarily on the quality of the essay and school involvement. Three students will each receive $500 dollar awards.

Ritenour Optimist Club Scholarship
Factors considered in selection are essay quality, community service, and service to the school. Four students will each receive a $1000 non-renewable scholarship. Community service is a MUST!

St. Ann AARP Scholarship Trust Fund
One $1000 scholarship will be awarded.

St. John Police Department Scholarship
The St. John Police Department, through the School Resource Office Scholarship program will award at least one $1000 scholarship to a Ritenour High School graduate.

varies, $500 - $2000. Some awards are renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please check the box for each scholarship for which you wish to be considered. Checking the box indicates your permission to share the application with the Scholarship Committee.
  2. List High School Activities, Offices Held, Sports, etc.
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    • 2.. Years
    • 3. Office, Award, Letter, Recognition
  3. List Community Activities (Church, Scouts, Candy Stripers, etc.)
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    • 2. Years
    • 3. Office, Award, Letter, Recognition
  4. List Service Activities Completed in School Organizations (NHS, Student Council, Leadership, etc.)
    • 1. Activity
    • 2.. Years
    • 3. Office, Award, Letter, Recognition
  5. Employment
    • 1. Employer
    • 2. Address
    • 3. Position
    • 4. Frequency (ie. hours/week)
    • 5. Dates (from/to)
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