rootEd Community College Transfer Scholarship

The rootEd Community College Transfer Scholarship is a renewable scholarship awarded to students transferring from community colleges in Missouri or Idaho to four-year colleges and universities. It is a need-based award of up to $12,000 per academic year and is renewable through graduation, provided the student continues to meet eligibility and selection criteria.

To be eligible to be considered for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a student transferring from a community college in Missouri or Idaho, with plans to continue education at a bachelor’s degree granting institution
  • Have graduated from a rural Missouri high school or Teton High School in Idaho in the past five years
  • Plan to attend full-time at an accredited, nonprofit college or university
  • Have earned a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or similar need calculations. Students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) over $15,000 must have significant and extenuating circumstances to be considered.

All fields of study, except the ministry and divinity degrees, are eligible for funding. Students who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree are not eligible to apply.

The rootEd Community College Transfer Scholarship is administered by The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis. To be considered, completed applications and all required supporting documents must be submitted by April 17. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that ALL required documents have been submitted by the deadline. The Scholarship Foundation may not be able to notify the applicant of missing documents prior to the deadline.

Awards will be announced in June.

The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
6825 Clayton Ave, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63139
(314) 725-7990

rootEd Alliance
up to $12,000 renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you currently enrolled at a community college in Missouri or Idaho, with plans to transfer to a bachelor's degree granting institution?
  2. Did you graduate from either a rural Missouri high school, or Teton High School in Driggs, Idaho, within the past five years?
  3. Applicant's Current Employer
  4. Applicant's Current Job Title or Occupation
  5. Hours Worked per Week
  6. List any other significant employment positions held within the last year.
    • 1. Employer
    • 2. Position/Title
    • 3. Dates Employed
    • 4. Reason for leaving
  7. What is the current marital status of your parents?
  8. If applicant's parents are divorced, upload a copy of the portion of the divorce decree relating to child support and payment for college.
  9. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Full Name
  10. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Phone Number
  11. Parent (or legal guardian) 2 Full Name
  12. Parent (or legal guardian) 2 Phone Number
  13. Do your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have a bachelor's degree?
  14. Is English your first language?
  15. List the most significant volunteer and extracurricular activities in which you have participated.
    • 1. Name
    • 2. Date
    • 3. Brief Description
    • 4. Leadership Positions Held
  16. List the most significant honors or awards that you have received.
    • 1. Name
    • 2. Date
    • 3. Type of recognition
  17. If there is information about your or your family’s financial circumstances and ability to pay for college that you wish us to take into consideration as part of your application, please describe them here. Examples include a change or loss of income over the past year or medical costs due to illness in the household.
  18. OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT: If you are a current college student, upload your official college transcript. The transcript should reflect grades from your most recently completed semester.
  19. HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT: If you are in college and have completed fewer than 24 credits, upload your high school transcript.
  20. List any other postsecondary institutions attended in the last three years. OFFICIAL transcripts are required for any other postsecondary school attended.
    • 1. School
    • 2. Major
    • 3. Dates Attended
    • 4. Degree Attained
    • 5. Upload OFFICIAL Transcript
  21. STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR): Upload all pages of your 2023-2024 Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR is the document resulting from the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). (Click here for instructions to download the SAR.) Please note that The Scholarship Foundation reserves the right to obtain copies of applicant and parent federal tax returns in order to verify information provided in the SAR. If you are unable to file a FAFSA for any reason, please contact The Scholarship Foundation at or (314) 725-7990 for guidance on information that may be submitted as a substitute.
  22. FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER: Upload your 2023-2024 Financial Aid Award Letter. If you receive the financial aid award letter from your school by the application deadline, upload the document and submit it with your application. If you do not receive the letter by the deadline, you will be contacted to email the document before an award is considered.
  23. SHORT ESSAY: Please describe difficulties you have faced and overcome. How did you persevere and what have you learned about yourself in the process?
  24. SHORT ESSAY: What are your academic and/or career goals? How will this scholarship help you achieve them?
  25. SHORT ESSAY: Please describe how you have contributed to your community, whether through an extracurricular activity, a sports team, work, or family responsibilities.
  26. SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of an instructor, counselor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual who will submit a recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
  27. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic and/or financial records and other information which applies to the consideration 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 essays are my own work. I understand that the decisions made regarding my participation in this program are made by The Scholarship Foundation in reliance upon the truth and correctness of my statements.
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