Skimiti Scholarship

The Skimiti Scholarship program will award up to two renewable scholarships $500 to $2,000 annually to students graduating, or who have previously graduated, from Maplewood Richmond Heights School District and resided at Joe’s Place. The recipient will demonstrate unmet financial need at the two or four year college, technical/trade school or approved certificate program he attends. Recipients may be considered for renewal for up to one additional undergraduate year for full time study or up to three additional years of part time study, if a renewal application is submitted in a timely manner and academic and financial eligibility criteria continue to be met.

To be eligible, the applicant must

  • be a current or past resident of Joe’s Place in Maplewood Richmond Heights,
  • be graduating or a past graduate of Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, and
  • plan to enroll part time or full time in an accredited, nonprofit post-secondary two or four year college or university, technical/trade school or approved certificate program in the United States of America.

Selection Criteria
Selection will be based on the student’s academic record, the quality of the essay and letter(s) of recommendation, 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."

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. Award checks will be mailed in early August to the college the scholarship recipient will attend. Information about renewal applications will come from the St. Louis Community Foundation.

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, continue to meet the eligibility criteria, and complete the renewal application on time.

Questions? 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 a 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, or physical or mental disability.

Edgar Schmidt
$500 to $2,000, renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be considered for this scholarship, your Scholarship Central General Application MUST include your FALL transcript for the current academic year. The transcript should show your name, school, grades, and cumulative 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. The Skimiti Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to graduates from Maplewood Richmond Heights school district, who currently or were previously residents of Joe's Place. Does this describe you?
  3. Are you a current resident at Joe's Place?
  4. If you previously resided at Joe's Place, please indicate the years.
  5. List any extracurricular activities, work or volunteer involvement, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
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