Fred E. Kiefer and Florence E. Kiefer Scholarship

The Fred E. and Florence E. Kiefer Scholarship supports St. Louis area current college students who are active in their church and have financial need. This is a one-time award; however, recipients are encouraged to re-apply for consideration and will be given preference in the evaluation process. This opportunity was established in 1997 by St. Louis residents Fred and Florence Kiefer.

Based on the goals of Mr. and Mrs. Kiefer, recipients of the scholarship award will:

  1. be from the St. Louis metropolitan region,
  2. be an active member of a church or school related church group,
  3. maintain at least a B academic record (3.0 on a 4-point scale), and
  4. have no police record.

Selection Criteria:
Recipients will demonstrate evidence of church involvement, academic strength, financial need, will certify that they have no police record. Preference will be given to continuing college students and prior year recipients. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required.” Application status will be changed from submitted to either offered or denied in June. Applicants can view their status by logging in to their Scholarship Central account.

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

Eligibility, financial need, and award amount for these scholarship programs will be determined by the St. Louis Community Foundation. These scholarship programs, as component funds of the St. Louis Community Foundation, do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, color, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability.

Fred E. Kiefer and Florence E. Kiefer
at least $500
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be considered for this scholarship, your Scholarship Central General Application MUST include your last semester (Fall) transcript with grades and GPA. If you previously uploaded an earlier transcript, please upload a new transcript to your General Application and change your answer to the GPA question. If your college choice has changed, please update that as well.
  2. Are you an active member of a church?
  3. If yes, list the name and address of the church. Note: One of your recommendations should be from a church leader.
  4. Do you have a police record?
  5. List any extracurricular activities, work or volunteer involvement, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
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