Earl Collins Foundation scholarship awarded to a deserving high school senior to assist with college expenses. Applicants will be competing with other high school seniors throughout Missouri and Arkansas.
An applicant must be applying for entrance to an accredited institution of higher learning, i.e., a Junior or Community College or University.
Graduating Seniors from Ritenour High School
Must have either a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA or a minimum ACT composite score of 23
Your application will be judged and endorsed by the Ritenour Kiwanis Club in the Missouri-Arkansas District of Kiwanis International.
SCHOLARSHIP, documented by college academic readiness tests, and NEED are primary factors in determining these awards. Eligibility standards and judging are as follows:
COLLEGE ACADEMIC READINESS: An applicant must score one of the following: have a grade point average of 3.25 or better OR rank in the top 25% of applicant’s graduating class OR have a score of at least 23 on the American College Test (ACT) OR at least the 82nd percentile on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
1) ACHIEVEMENT (Maximum – 35 points) – Your Class Rank is converted to a percentile with 100% (top in class) receiving 35 points, 99% receiving 34 points, etc. A percentile less than 66% (below top 35% of class) receives 0 points. Achievement is also evaluated using GPA point value, a non-weighted GPA of 4.0 earns 35 points, a GPA less than 3.0 earns 0 points. Weighted grades will be converted to a 4.0 scale. The higher score between class rank and GPA is used for evaluating an applicant’s achievement.
2) VOLUNTEERISM (Maximum – 15 points) – This is indicated by your success in extracurricular activities such as
Leadership, Community Service, Class Offices, Church Activities, etc., performed while maintaining superior grades. Volunteerism will be judged subjectively, considering school and community as well as number of hours.
3) HONORS (Maximum – 10 points) – List honors accorded you such as Merit Scholarship, Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Citizenship awards, etc.
4) EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE (Maximum – 10 points) – The application includes a 250 word essay on your educational plans and goals. In judging this item, depth of plans, phrasing, spelling, appearance will be considered. It will be judged subjectively.
5) LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (Maximum – 10 points) – Submit TWO LETTERS from high school academic faculty members familiar with your academic performance and planned college studies.
6) FINANCIAL NEED (Maximum – 20 points PLUS) – List adjusted gross income of parent(s) from 2017 income tax return. One-point will be deducted for each $5,000 of adjusted income in excess of $50,000. Also report number of siblings (in your family) who will be attending college in the Fall of 2019. 1 point will be added for each sibling. Scholarship winners may be asked to submit a copy of IRS 1040 for 2017 to document income before a check will be issued.
Questions? Contact Ritenour Kiwanis at firstname.lastname@example.org