Officer Blake Snyder Memorial Scholarship

St. Louis Youth Sports Outreach will award scholarships to one (1) Ritenour High School and one (1) Pattonville High School senior who achieves the highest cumulative score from the selection process. Officer Blake Snyder was a St Louis County police office shot and killed while on duty in 2016. The scholarship is in his memory and his widow Elizabeth participates in the scholarship selection process.

All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, you must:

• Be in your senior year of high school at Pattonville High School or Ritenour High School
• 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 participated in athletics during High School

A review committee will read and score all applications. The scoring system with points possible for each component is as follows:
• Component One – Complete and accurate application (5 points)
• Component Two – Content of Application (20 points)
• Component Three – Essay (40 points)
• Component Four – Transcripts (15 points)

Note: The Board Members may request additional information or a formal interview.

The award candidate should be notified prior to the end of 2018-19 school year.

All replies, applications, score sheets and deliberations will be held in strictest confidence by the Foundation and will not be shared with any party including the applicant.

All decisions of the Foundation Board are made in the sole discretion of the Board and are final. Explanations are not considered appropriate and appeals will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity
Scholarships are not awarded and applicants are not discriminated against based on gender, race, religion or national origin.

Award Notification
Once the Board Members have identified and selected the award candidates, your school will be notified.

Award Disbursement
Once an award candidate has been notified, the Board of Directors of STL Youth Sports Outreach will process the payment paperwork. The initial check for $2000.00 will be made payable to the student’s college. In rare instances, the check may be made payable to the student or the student’s parents. Prior to distribution, the award candidates will be required to provide proof of acceptance and admission to their respective college or university together with any other information deemed necessary by the Board.

Questions? email

Supplemental Questions
  1. Parent/Guardian Name
  2. What college/university to you plan to attend?
    • 1. School name
    • 2. Have you been accepted?
    • 3. Have you applied for financial aid?
  3. In addition to the college Major you listed on your Scholarship Central General Application, please tell us if you plan a Minor or an area of specialization.
  4. List scholarships and financial aid that you already know you will receive for next year.
    • Dollar amount
    • Program name
  5. Tell us about your extracurricular activities and community service experience. Include any leadership roles.
    • 1. Activity/Organization
    • 2. Role
    • 3. Dates of participation
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