SumnerOne Scholarship

The SumnerOne Scholarship program will award renewable $2,500 scholarships annually to one or more SumnerOne employees who has/have worked for at least one (1) year at the time of application deadline and are enrolled or plan to enroll part- or full-time in a Business or Technology program of study. Each recipient will demonstrate financial need at an accredited, nonprofit, post-secondary technical/trade school, two-year college or four-year college/university he/she attends, or will attend in the United States.

Eligibility
To be eligible, the applicant must
• be an employee of SumnerOne who has worked for the company for at least one (1) year at the time of the application deadline;
• identify a Business or Technology field as the intended college major and degree;
• plan to enroll part- or full-time in an accredited, nonprofit, post-secondary technical/trade school, two-year or four-year college/university in the United States of America, including its territories;
• demonstrate unmet financial need, based on common methods for determination of unmet financial need then in practice by the St. Louis Community Foundation.

Selection
The St. Louis community Foundation is responsible for evaluation, selection and determination of award amount. Selection is made on quality of the essay, letter of recommendation, determination of financial need, and consideration of unusual circumstances. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required."

Recipients may be considered for renewal for up to three additional undergraduate years, if a renewal application is submitted by the deadline and academic and financial eligibility criteria continue to be met. A link to apply for renewal of the SumnerOne scholarship will be emailed each spring to the email address we have on file for eligible recipients. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the St. Louis Community Foundation has current contact information on file (mailing address, email address, phone number and institution of enrollment).

Notification
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 at scholarships@stlgives.org or (314) 880-4960.

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.

Award
$2,500 renewable
Deadline
05/01/2021
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. All of the following questions pertain to the applicants employment.
    • 1. Are you a current employee of SumnerOne?
    • 2. Location:
    • 3. Position:
    • 4. Date of hire:
  3. ESSAY: In 300 words or less, share with evaluators why you are applying for this scholarship identifying your goals and explaining how this scholarship will help you to accomplish them.
  4. Enter your EFC that is on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).
  5. UPLOAD: Upload your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) for next year.
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