Soroptimist International of Greater St. Louis Eleanor Bergfeld Scholarship

This scholarship was provided by the late Eleanor Bergfeld, a charter member of Soroptimist International of Greater St. Louis, in her will. It is our desire to support capable young women who need financial assistance in order to achieve their greatest potential through education.



  • Open to female students (except incoming freshmen) who are enrolled full-time at an accredited two or four-year college or other post-secondary school.
  • Applicants must be a U.S citizen and a resident of the St. Louis metro area (St. Louis city, the Missouri counties of St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, or Warren, and the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, or St. Clair.)
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicants should be Pell-eligible

Recipients may reapply each semester for scholarship consideration for a maximum of four years of funding, provided they continue to meet the eligibility requirements listed here.

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Soroptimist St. Louis
$1500 per semester, renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. Your Scholarship Central General Application will be attached to this application and reviewed by the committee selecting recipients for this scholarship. Please make sure your General Application is updated with your MOST RECENT transcript (that shows grades for last semester) and has the correct college/university/school listed as the school for which you are requesting funding. If you are a current college student, please make sure you answered the question asking for your college GPA.
  2. Are you a U.S. Citizen?
  3. Upload your current FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).
  4. Are you eligible for a Federal Pell grant?
  5. ESSAY: Please write a brief essay about your background and why you need this scholarship.
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