Sandy Jaffe Memorial Booksource Scholarship

The Sandy Jaffe Memorial Booksource Scholarship will annually award up to three scholarships to eligible dependent children of Booksource employees. Each academically qualified recipient will demonstrate unmet financial need postsecondary school they attend. Each recipient will enroll full-time in an accredited, nonprofit, technical/trade school, two-year college, or four-year college/university in the United States.

Eligibility
To be eligible, the applicant must:

• be a dependent child of a full- or part-time Booksource employee with at least two years of tenure as of the application deadline. Employment status will be confirmed by Booksource.
• be a graduating high school senior, recent high school graduate, or current undergraduate college student.
• have achieved at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4-point scale (or the equivalent).
• be pursuing a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree.
• plan to enroll full time at an accredited, nonprofit, trade/technical school, two-year college, or four-year college or university in the United States.
• demonstrate unmet financial need as determined by standard methods of need analysis in practice at the time of selection. In general, unmet financial need will be defined as the difference between the cost of attendance and the sum of the family’s contribution and the student’s grant aid from other sources.

Selection
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • essays that demonstrate strength of character and an attitude that will lead to success.
  • extracurricular and community involvement, including work experience, that demonstrates leadership potential.
  • transcript that demonstrate pasts success and potential degree completion.
  • financial need.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required.”
Recipients’ names, contact information, college and major will be shared with Booksource. Financial information will not be shared.

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 meet the eligibility criteria.

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.

Award
up to $5,000
Deadline
03/12/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please enter the name and job title of your parent who works at Booksource.
  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 on the General Application as well.
  3. List any extracurricular school 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. List any community activities, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
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