Rio Vista Scholarship

Up to ten Rio Vista Scholarships will be made annually to students graduating high schools in the St. Louis Public School District or charter schools, Jennings High School, or Riverview Gardens High School who have overcome adversity to prepare for future success. Recipients will demonstrate financial need at an eligible two year or four year public college, university, or technical college, and may apply for renewal of the award for three additional undergraduate years.

• Resident of St. Louis City or County
• Graduating senior from a St. Louis Public School, a charter school within the City of St. Louis, Jennings High School, or Riverview Gardens High School
• College preparatory academic record and potential for success
• Demonstrated financial need at an eligible college or university
• Full time enrollment at a Missouri nonprofit two-year or four-year college, university or technical college.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of
• student’s extracurricular involvement, including work, that demonstrates responsibility and/or leadership
• essays that demonstrate strength of character and an attitude that will lead to success
• two letters of reference—one from a teacher, one from a supervisor or another teacher
• transcript and standardized test results that demonstrate past success and potential for future success

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required.”

Financial need will be evaluated based on information provided by the student, family and college:
• Application
FAFSA Student Aid Report
• Financial Aid award letter from the college the student will attend.

Renewal: Recipients may reapply for award consideration for a maximum of four years of undergraduate funding provided they continue to make satisfactory progress toward a degree and continue to demonstrate financial need.

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.

Questions? Contact Ellen Vietor, Scholarship Manager at the St. Louis Community Foundation, 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.

Rio Vista donors
$5,000, renewable
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. 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 1 daytime phone number or cell phone number
  5. Parent 1 Occupation or Title
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