René Lerer Community Spirit Scholarship

The René Lerer Community Spirit Scholarship recognizes a high school senior who is the dependent child of a Magellan Health employee and exemplifies community spirit through outstanding leadership and exemplary contributions, and demonstrates a commitment to enriching the lives of others in the community.

Magellan Health established this scholarship program in recognition of René Lerer’s unparalleled commitment to Magellan’s “culture of caring” and for his dedication to establishing the Magellan Cares philosophy. Recipients of the $5,000 René Lerer Community Spirit Scholarship will carry forward his legacy.

A graduating high school senior is eligible to apply for the René Lerer Community Spirit Scholarship if he or she:
• is the dependent child of a full-time or part-time Magellan Health employee with a minimum of one year of employment at the application deadline,
• exemplifies community spirit, and
• will enroll full-time in an undergraduate program of study at an accredited, nonprofit, two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the upcoming academic year.

Applications will be evaluated by the St. Louis Community Foundation on the basis of past academic performance, potential for continued success, the quality of the essay, the strength of contributions to the community, and the recommendations. Selection of the recipients and the scholarship amount will be determined by the St. Louis Community Foundation from information provided by the applicant, the school, and the applicant’s recommendations. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required.”

Preference will be given to students who have not previously received the award.

Application status will be changed from submitted to either offered or denied in May. Applicants can view their status by logging in to their Scholarship Central account. The award will be mailed to the recipient’s post-secondary school, college or university in early August.

Recipient’s name, contact information, college and major will be shared with Magellan Health personnel.

*Questions? * Contact Ellen Vietor, Scholarship Manager at the St. Louis Community Foundation, at 314.880.4960 or

The René Lerer Community Spirit 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.

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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. Full legal name of Parent or Guardian who has worked for Magellan Health at least one year:
  3. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Current Employer
  4. Parent 1 Employer's City
  5. Parent 1 Employer's State
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