William J. Beatty Scholarship

The William J. Beatty Scholarship “shall be awarded to students or graduates of Sumner High School for the purpose of pursuing college or university work…. it being my wish that the scholarship go to a different person…of African descent… each year.”


  1. graduating senior or graduate of Sumner High School in St. Louis, Missouri
  2. African American
  3. currently enrolled or planning to enroll full time in an accredited U.S. college or university

The scholarship will be evaluated on the basis of the student’s

  • past academic performance and promise for success in college,
  • the quality of the essay, and
  • the strength of the recommendations.

Questions? Contact Tameka Herrion, Scholarship Manager at St. Louis Community Foundation at scholarships@stlgives.org 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.

$500 to $1,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Provide your student identification number at the college you will attend.
  2. List any extracurricular activities, work or volunteer involvement, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  3. Write an essay that that provides us with an understanding of how you have demonstrated an exemplary record of hard work, diligence, persistence, and ambition to succeed.
  4. Where will you live during the academic year for which you are applying?
  5. SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of an instructor, counselor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
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