Curt Smith Sporting Goods Scholarship

The Curt Smith Sporting Goods Scholarship program will annually award renewable scholarships to one or more academically qualified high school seniors from the St. Louis Metropolitan area (MO/IL) who demonstrate unmet financial need at an accredited post-secondary community college, two- or four-year college or university, or certificate, trade or technical school in the United States on a full-time basis. (Part-time students may be considered if it is determined that the student can complete an eligible program in the eligible time frame.)

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be a graduating high school senior
  • have played high school sports in the eligible geographic area,
  • be academically qualified, and
  • demonstrate unmet financial need at the college the student will attend.

Evaluation and Selection
The St. Louis Community Foundation is responsible for evaluation, selection and determination of award amount.

Selection will be based on the student’s academic record, participation in high school sports, the quality of the essay and letter(s) of recommendation, and the 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.”

Application status will be changed from submitted to either awarded or denied in June. Applicants can view their status by logging in to their Scholarship Central account.

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 meet the eligibility criteria.

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

$1,000, 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 on the General Application as well.
  2. To be eligible for the "Curt Smith Sporting Goods Scholarship" applicants must have played high school sports. Does this describe you?
  3. List the sports you participated in during high school.
    • 1.Sport
    • 2.Year
    • 3.Position
    • 4.Awards or Recognition
  4. ESSAY: In 500 words or less, how has your participation in high school sports prepared you for future success?
  5. UPLOAD: Upload your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) for next year.
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