Triple A Ranch Scholarship

The Triple A Ranch Scholarship is open to students from the greater St. Louis region who are considered first generation college students and who demonstrate financial need as a full time undergraduate student at a regionally accredited two or four year college or university.

The Triple A Ranch Scholarship program was established by William S. Anheuser shortly before his death at age 98 to provide financial support and a vote of confidence to area students who are working to improve themselves and their community through advanced education. The name of the scholarship recalls Mr. Anheuser’s ranch in south central Missouri where he raised prized Aberdeen-Angus cattle and learned a great deal about life and the value of hard work.


  1. High School Senior from the St. Louis region*
  2. First generation of family to attend college full time
  3. Demonstrated unmet financial need at an accredited US college or university
    *Geographic eligibility restricted to residents of the City of St. Louis, the Missouri counties of St. Louis, Saint Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, Lincoln and Warren, and the Illinois counties of Madison, Saint Clair, Clinton, Monroe, Bond, Calhoun, Macoupin and Jersey.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of

  • the personal traits of perseverance, goal attainment, integrity, and fortitude
  • past academic performance and potential for continued success
  • the quality of the essay
  • indications that the applicant holds the value of giving back to the community
  • strength of the recommendations
  • demonstration of unmet financial need

Recipients may reapply for scholarship consideration for a maximum of four years of undergraduate funding provided they continue to meet eligibility requirements.

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.

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 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.

William S. Anheuser
up to $6,000, 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. Applicant's Current Employer
  3. Applicant's Current Job Title or Occupation
  4. This scholarship will be awarded to a student whose essay demonstrates they have the personal traits of perseverance, goal attainment and integrity. Write an essay of 500 words or less that tells the scholarship application review committee what you think they should know about you.
  5. In no more than 300 words, write about how you have given back to your community through volunteering your time, sharing a special talent or lending support. Explain why you felt it was important to give back..
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