Rockwood Summit High School Scholarships
ROCKWOOD SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
This application is open to current Rockwood Summit High School seniors who are eligible for graduation (Class of 2023) and in good standing. Please read the application instructions carefully to ensure you answer the questions associated with the scholarships for which you wish to be considered. GPA requirements will be verified by RSHS for those scholarships requiring GPA information. Each scholarship is awarded one-time (non-renewable). Scholarships will be awarded in May during the RSHS Virtual Senior Awards Night. This application covers the following scholarships:
SPONSOR: RSHS PSO to recognize students of vision who have contributed and/or been of service to Rockwood Summit High School and/or their community.
AWARD: two awards at $500 each
ELIGIBILITY: Student must attend Rockwood Summit High School during their senior year.
REQUIREMENTS: Essay. One-page summary of awards, honors, accomplishments, and high school/community involvement by academic year (a one-page resume is acceptable). Two letters of recommendation (one from RSHS staff, one from community member/coach/employer).
TOM HENSLEY SCHOLARSHIP
SPONSOR: RSHS PSO in honor of Rockwood Summit’s first principal. The scholarship is awarded annually to the “Falcon who soars”.
ELIGIBILITY: Must also possess attributes such as civility, responsibility, honesty, cooperativeness, patriotism, and a love of learning.
REQUIREMENTS: Essay. One letter of recommendation from RSHS staff member.
BAND PARENT ORGANIZATION SCHOLARSHIP
SPONSOR: RSHS BAND BPO to recognize a student who has been positively impacted due to participation in the Rockwood Summit High School band program.
ELIGIBILITY: Must have participated in the RSHS band program each year of attendance at Rockwood Summit. Members of the program include concert, symphonic, wind ensemble, jazz and marching bands and color/winter guard. Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0. Planning to attend a 2- or 4-year accredited college or trade school.
REQUIREMENTS: Essay. One letter of recommendation (either a non-band RSHS staff member or from a community member/coach/employer).
RYAN HUMMERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
SPONSOR: Family of Ryan Hummert and Maplewood Fire Department to honor Ryan’s memory and to assist high school students in achieving their dreams.
AWARD: up to $1,500
ELIGIBILITY: Cumulative 3.0 GPA, has participated in Summit athletics at some point, and who will attend college.
REQUIRMENTS: Essay. List of activities, honors, etc. (a resume can suffice). Three letters of recommendation.
GARY THURM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
SPONSOR: Family of Gary Thurm
ELIGIBILITY: Student is planning on attending a trade/vocational school after high school.
REQUIREMENTS: Essay. A list of extracurricular activities at school and in your community (a resume will be accepted).
LEANN FALCETTI-SEVCIK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
SPONSOR: Family of Leann Falcetti-Sevcik in honor of Frau, a long time German teacher at Rockwood Summit and one of the school’s original staff members.
AWARD: up to $1,000
ELIGIBILITY: Student is enrolled in a college or technical school the following fall semester after graduation. Average in grades (2.5+), but above average in their appreciation for life and helping others. They should demonstrate an interest in world languages, an appreciation of music, and a commitment to community service.
REQUIREMENTS: Essay. Resume that includes a list of activities and awards received.
COREY SIEBERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
SPONSOR: Family of Corey Siebert.
AWARD: up to $1,000
ELIGIBILITY: Enrolled in a college, trade, or technical school the following fall semester after graduation. This student is average in grades, but above average in their approach to life. They should demonstrate an appreciation of music, a love for children, respect and compassion for their fellow classmates, and have participated in at least one sport.
REQUIREMENTS: Essay. List of activities inside and outside of school that you have participated in over the past 4 years.
MICHAEL DELATTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
SPONSOR: Family of Michael Delatte
AWARD: up to $1,500
ELIGIBILITY: Attending a college, trade or technical school the subsequent fall semester after graduation. The scholarship will be awarded to the student upon enrollment and registration in a U.S. two- or four-year college or university of their choice. If at any time the recipient is not enrolled as a full-time student, he/she shall forfeit any further award.
REQUIREMENTS: Essay. One letter of recommendation.
DR. CLARK AND DR. STEGMANN SCHOLARSHIP
SPONSOR: Doctors Clark and Stegmann at Brookwood Dental (Fenton)
ELIGIBILITY: Student has a minimum 2.5 GPA and will major in a medical-related field after high school graduation.
REQUIREMENTS: Essay. Resume or list of activities/honors.
FENTON FIRE COMMUNITY OUTREACH SCHOLARSHIP
SPONSOR: Fenton Fire
ELIGIBILITY: Student has a 2.0 GPA or higher and will pursue a career in an emergency service field (firefighting, emergency medical technician, and paramedic careers).
REQUIREMENTS: Essay. Two letters of recommendation (one from RSHS staff and one from community member/coach/employer).
RSHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
SPONSOR: Rockwood Summit Alumni Association.
AWARD: up to $1,000
ELIGIBILITY: Candidates are ANY graduating RSHS senior who has been admitted to a post-secondary educational program such as a college, university or trade school for the fall semester.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a graduating RSHS senior for costs associated with post-secondary learning. RSAA provides this scholarship to recognize motivated students who have given their time and effort to Rockwood Summit High School. RSAA uses a holistic review process, looking at a variety of factors such as school involvement (athletics/activities/organizations), volunteer work, grades, and financial need. RSAA encourages dedicated students to participate in Rockwood Summit community events as an alum.
REQUIREMENTS: Essay. Resume.
CLASS OF 2000 SCHOLARSHIP
SPONSOR: ROCKWOOD SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2000
ELIGIBILITY: A student who is actively involved in school and community and has a solid plan for their future.
- Varying awards $500-$1,500
- Supplemental Questions
- Select the scholarships you are applying for:
- Provide your unweighted GPA as reported on your 7th semester transcript.
- If you are applying to a scholarship that requires a list of awards, honors, accomplishments, and high school community involvement: Upload your one-page list here. A one-page resume is also acceptable.
- PSO Scholarship ESSAY: Submit a 400-750 word essay on why you feel you deserve this scholarship, how you have contributed and been of service to RSHS and/or your community, and describe your vision for your future.
- Tom Hensley Scholarship ESSAY: Submit a 400-750 word essay on why you feel you deserve this scholarship. Compare your high school experience and accomplishments to Mr. Hensley’s description of a “Falcon who soars” as described below.
Learners – They seek continual growth, working for success in the classroom while realizing that learning occurs everywhere.
Honest – They are true to themselves and truthful with others.
Cooperative – They model good citizenship and are involved in school events, working effectively with all members of the school community.
Givers – They count their blessings and honor their good fortune through service to others.
Patriots – They love their country and value the privileges and responsibilities of freedom.
Responsible – They attend faithfully, arrive punctually, and meet or exceed what is expected of them.
Civil – Their actions honor diversity and work toward building a cooperative world community.
- Band Parent Organization Scholarship ESSAY: Submit a 400-600 word essay describing your contributions to the band program, the skills you have learned as a member of the program and how those skills will serve you in the future.
- Ryan Hummert Memorial Scholarship ESSAY: Please provide examples demonstrating the traits and characteristics you possess that will exemplify Ryan Hummert as a person and a professional. Why do you feel you deserve this scholarship? Please describe your education goals and how this scholarship will help you achieve these goals. No more than 750 words.
- Gary Thurm Memorial Scholarship ESSAY: How did you become interested in this field of study? How do you plan to continue using these skills after completion of this program? 500 words or fewer.
- Leann Falcetti-Sevcik Memorial Scholarship ESSAY: Write a brief essay describing your background in foreign languages and how your life exhibits an appreciation of music and commitment to community service. Be sure to include your plans or goals to continue with these interests after high school.
- Corey Siebert Memorial Scholarship: Write a brief essay describing yourself (in accordance with the criteria described above) and your plans for the future.
- Michael Delatte Memorial Scholarship ESSAY: What challenging or compelling experience have you endured that makes you a unique candidate for this scholarship? AND from a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education?
- Dr. Clark and Dr. Stegmann Scholarship ESSAY: Why are you pursuing a career in the medical industry?
- Fenton Fire Community Outreach Scholarship ESSAY: Descrinbe your passion for the emergency service career field. 500 words or fewer.
- RSHS Alumni Association Scholarship ESSAY: If you are selected for this scholarship, what kinds of things would you like to see from the RSAA to build engagement from your graduating class? In what ways do you see yourself getting involved in alumni activities at Rockwood Summit? How do you see yourself giving back to the RSAA and the school? Please be specific in your response.
- Class of 2000 Scholarship ESSAY: How has your Rockwood Summit education contributed to who you are today? Are there any specific teachers that have influenced you and why? What do you see yourself doing after college graduation?
- LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION #1 (RSHS Staff Member): Enter the name and e-mail address of an RSHS staff member who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an e-mail sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process. Only submit contact information for recommenders who you have already spoken with and have agreed to write a letter.
- LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION #2 (Community Member/Coach/Employer): Enter the name and e-mail address of someone from the community who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an e-mail sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process. Only submit contact information for recommenders who you have already spoken with and have agreed to write a letter.
- LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION #3: Enter the name and e-mail address of someone (Coach, Teacher, Employer, etc.) who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an e-mail sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process. Only submit contact information for recommenders who you have already spoken with and have agreed to write a letter.
- APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize Rockwood Summit High School and partner organizations to examine, verify and discuss the contents of this application. I certify that all answers are accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge, and that all information in the application and essay are my own work. I understand that the decisions made regarding my participation in this program are made by Rockwood Summit High School and partner organization in reliance upon the truth and correctness of my statements.
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