Opaa! Kenneth L. Short Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Opaa! Kenneth L Short Memorial Scholarship will annually award five renewable $1,000 scholarships to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the food service/hospitality industry. Applicants must be graduating from a high school served by Opaa! Food Management. Click here for a list of eligible schools/districts

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • be graduating from an eligible high school served by Opaa! Food Management Inc.
  • plan to pursue a career in the food service/hospitality industry.
  • plan to pursue an Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or Certificate.
  • have unmet financial need at the school they plan to attend.
  • plan to enroll full time in a nonprofit, accredited program, college or university

Selection
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • student’s extracurricular and community involvement, including work experience
  • essays that demonstrates an attitude that will lead to success
  • transcript that demonstrate pasts success and potential for future success
  • references
  • financial need

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

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.

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, 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.

Donor
Kevin & Traci Short
Award
$1,000, renewable
Deadline
04/14/2021
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. List any extracurricular school activities, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  3. List any community activities, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  4. List any work or volunteer involvement, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  5. ESSAY: In 500 words or less, explain why you are applying for this scholarship and about your intended career path. Include relevant information about your extracurricular and community activities and work experience.
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