Larry Carp Memorial Scholarship

The Larry Carp Memorial Scholarship will award one $1,000 scholarship, renewable for three additional undergraduate years, to a St. Louis area graduating senior who is either an immigrant or the child of an immigrant to the USA who will pursue a degree in a STEM field of study. The recipient will demonstrate financial need at a nonprofit, accredited US tow-year or four-year college or university. Preference may be given to applicants who have participated in a music program.

• High School senior from the St. Louis region
• Immigrant or child of immigrants to the United States
• Strong record and potential in a field of science, technology, engineering, or math
• Financial need
• Preference may be given to students who have also participated in music programs

Selection and determination of financial need are the responsibility of the St. Louis Community Foundation and may include evaluators from STEM fields.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of
• application
• student’s extracurricular involvement, including evidence of scientific interests
• essay on role of science to improve the human condition
• two letters of reference—science or math teacher, one other
• transcript and standardized test results that demonstrate past success and potential for future success in the sciences

Financial need will be evaluated based on information provided by the student, family and college:
• application
FAFSA Student Aid Report
• Financial Aid award letter from the college the student will attend.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required.”

Renewal eligibility requires satisfactory academic progress toward a degree in a STEM field, continued demonstration of financial need, and a renewal application submitted on time.

Application status will be changed from submitted to either awarded 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, 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 a 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.

Ken and Lois Marshall
$1,000, 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. The Carp Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is an immigrant to the United States or is the child of an immigrant to the United States. Does this describe you?
  3. If yes, indicate when you or your parent(s) arrived in the United States and your country of origin.
  4. This scholarship will be awarded to someone who is pursuing a degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field of study. Does this describe you?
  5. Is English your first language?
  6. What other languages do you speak?
  7. If Other, indicate the language.
  8. Essay: Tell the reviewers your thoughts about the role of science in improving the human condition.
  9. What role does music play in your life?
  10. List any extracurricular activities, work or volunteer involvement, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  11. List work experience you have had, including dates:
  12. Where will you live during the academic year for which you are applying?
  13. Upload your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) for next year.
  14. Enter your EFC that is on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).
  15. UPLOAD: Please upload next year's Financial Aid Award Letter from the college you will attend. This document will be required before an award can be determined and should include: college name, applicant name, loans, grants and scholarships offered.
  16. What school issued the award letter that you uploaded?
  17. Upload documentation from the school you plan to attend that shows your total cost of attendance.
  18. If you are a current college student, list grant assistance you are receiving from other sources. Include source and annual amount.
  19. List the names of any siblings, their age(s), and what school(s) they are attending (if any)
  20. If you wish to inform the reviewers of any unusual financial circumstances, including costs associated with your education or educational loans already incurred for or by you, please provide here. Please note that tax forms, W-2s or other documentation may be requested to verify information on the FAFSA Student Aid Report.
  21. 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.
  22. STEM TEACHER RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of a member of your school STEM faculty, (preferably a statement from a computer science, mathematics, or science teacher) or a mentor of a STEM extracurricular group 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 email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
  23. SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I certify that the information I have provided is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and I authorize the St. Louis Community Foundation and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic records and other information that applies to the consideration of this application. My signature also signifies that, if awarded, I understand that it is my responsibility to inform the St. Louis Community Foundation of any changes to my college plans and that I understand that some portion of scholarship awards I receive from any source may be considered taxable income if the total amount exceeds the cost of tuition and course related fees, supplies and equipment.
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