Melinda Jackson Scholarship

The Butler’s Pantry Melinda Jackson Scholarship will award up to two renewable $1,000 scholarships annually. Butler’s Pantry employees and dependent children of employees who are enrolled, or will enroll, in an accredited two year or four year college, university or trade school and demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible, the applicant must

  • be an employee of Butler’s Pantry or a dependent child of an employee of Butler’s Pantry,
  • be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate college student,
  • have achieved a 2.5 grade point average on a 4 point scale (or the equivalent),
  • plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary program of study leading to a certificate, an Associate or a Bachelor’s degree
  • demonstrate unmet financial need

Application Criteria

Applicants will be responsible for:

  • completing the application,
  • providing a personal essay,
  • arranging for required reference(s),
  • and submitting appropriate financial disclosures by the application deadline.

Scholarships are renewable up to three additional undergraduate years if a renewal application is submitted in a timely manner and academic and financial eligibility criteria continue to be met.

Selection Criteria
The St. Louis Community Foundation is responsible for evaluation, selection, and determination of award amount. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required.”

Questions? Contact Ellen Vietor, Scholarship Manager at the St. Louis Community Foundation at (314) 880-4960 or

This scholarship program does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, color sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability.

Butler's Pantry
$1,000, renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your affiliation with Butler's Pantry?
  2. If different than the applicant's, enter the Butler's Pantry employee name.
  3. If different than the applicant's, please enter the complete address of the Butler's Pantry employee.
  4. If different than the applicant's, please enter the best phone number of the Butler's Pantry employee.
  5. Upload your current FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).
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