Redbird Rookies Saigh Scholars Scholarship

*This opportunity is for students who were awarded the Redbird Rookies Saigh Scholarship when they were in 8th grade. If you did not receive this scholarship in 8th grade, please do not complete this application

Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, established the Redbird Rookies Saigh Scholarship to recognize the achievements of individuals who have demonstrated outstanding integrity, confidence, leadership and teamwork as members of a Redbird Rookies team and to provide financial assistance toward the student’s continuing education. The total award is $10,000, split over your college career, up to a total of four years.

A portion of your $10,000 Redbird Rookies Saigh Scholarship will be mailed to the financial aid office of the institution you will attend each August after receipt of your most recent transcript. If you attend a four year college, one-fourth of the award will be distributed each year.

Please complete this application as soon as you know what school you will attend for the 2021-2022 academic year. We must have all updated information submitted by the June 1st deadline in order to send a check to your school.

To maintain eligibility for up to a total of four years, you will be required to complete a renewal application each year.

Questions? contact Ellen Vietor, St. Louis Community Foundation Scholarship Manager at or 314-880-4960.

$2,500 renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship is for students who have already been named a Redbird Rookies Saigh Scholar. What year were you first awarded the Redbird Rookies Saigh Scholarship?
  2. 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.
  3. Please type your initials in the box below each statement to indicate that you understand the parameters of this award:
    • I understand that I must maintain a satisfactory grade point average (at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and make satisfactory progress in order to renew this scholarship award.
    • I understand that I will have to apply for renewal each year on Scholarship Central.
    • I understand that it is my responsibility to inform the St. Louis Community Foundation if I withdraw from college or transfer to another institution.
    • I understand that my scholarship award will be sent to my college and split between the Fall term and the Spring term of the coming academic year.
  4. SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I certify that the information I have provided is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and I authorize the St. Louis Community Foundation and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic records and other information that applies to the consideration of this application. My signature also signifies that, if awarded, I understand that it is my responsibility to inform the St. Louis Community Foundation of any changes to my college plans before July 15th and that I understand that some portion of scholarship awards I receive from any source may be considered taxable income if the total amount exceeds the cost of tuition and course related fees, supplies and equipment.