Women's Transformational Leadership Grant

The Women’s Transformational Leadership Grant (“Scholarship”) will annually award renewable $5,000 scholarships to Black, Hispanic or Native American females who demonstrate leadership potential and will enroll full time as undergraduate students. Each recipient must have unmet financial need at an accredited, nonprofit, four-year public college or university in the United States.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be a Black, Hispanic or Native American female.
  • be a graduating high school senior, a current college student, or enrolling in college for the Fall semester.
  • plan to enroll full time in an accredited, nonprofit, four-year PUBLIC college or university.
  • be pursing first bachelor’s degree.
  • demonstrate financial need.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • essays that articulate drive and ambition and explains how their planned major will impact their future career.
  • 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 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.

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.

$5,000, 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. This scholarship is open to Black, Hispanic or Native American female students. Recipients MUST attend a PUBLIC four-year college or university. Do you meet all of the criteria?
  3. Enter the name of the PUBLIC school you plan to attend or are considering attending.
  4. HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT: If you are in college and have completed fewer than 24 credits, upload your high school transcript.
  5. List any extracurricular school activities, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
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