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 an accredited US 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?
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