Zimmer Family Scholarship

The Zimmer Family Scholarship was established by Edgar O. Zimmer to encourage students in Monroe County, IL to become better citizens and to improve the quality of life in the community.

Awards up to $6,000 will be made to one student graduating from Gibault Catholic High School, one student from Valmeyer High School, three students from Waterloo High School, and three students from Columbia High School. These eight Zimmer Scholarship award recipients will be eligible for renewal consideration for a maximum of $24,000.00 over four academic years.


  1. Graduating seniors from Columbia High School, Gibault Catholic High School, Valmeyer High School, or Waterloo High School in Monroe County, Illinois.
  2. good moral character
  3. academic promise
  4. proven leadership or entrepreneurial spirit
  5. demonstrated financial need at the college they will attend full-time

Finalists in the competition will be recommended to the Community Foundation by each high school’s Zimmer Scholarship Advisory Committee based on all criteria except the determination of financial need.
Eight students of good moral character and academic promise who have proven leadership or entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated financial need at the college they will attend full-time study leading to an undergraduate degree will be selected. 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 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.

Edgar O. Zimmer
$1,000 to $6,000, renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be considered for this scholarship, your Scholarship Central General Application MUST include your most recent transcript and GPA. If you are a current high school senior, the transcript must include Fall, 2020 grades.
  2. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Full Name
  3. Parent 1 address (if different than yours). Include home number & street, city, state and zip code
  4. Parent (or guardian)1 Daytime Phone Number
  5. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Current Employer
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