Zimmer Family Scholarship

The Zimmer Family Scholarship was established by Edgar O. Zimmer to encourage students in Monroe County, IL to become better citizens and to improve the quality of life in the community.

Eight awards up to $6,000 each will be made to students graduating from Gibault Catholic High School, Valmeyer High School, Waterloo High School, or Columbia High School. Recipients will be eligible to apply for renewal for up to three additional undergraduate years if they are making satisfactory progress, continue to demonstrate financial need, and submit a renewal application in a timely manner.


  1. Graduating seniors from Columbia High School, Gibault Catholic High School, Valmeyer High School, or Waterloo High School in Monroe County, Illinois
  2. Residents of Monroe County, Illinois
  3. Good moral character
  4. Academic promise
  5. Proven leadership or entrepreneurial spirit
  6. Demonstrated financial need at the nonprofit college they will attend full-time

Finalists will be recommended to the St. Louis Community Foundation by each high school’s Zimmer Scholarship Advisory Committee based on all criteria except the determination of financial need.
Eight students of good moral character and academic promise who have proven leadership or entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated financial need at the college they will attend full-time study leading to an undergraduate degree will be selected. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required."

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

Edgar O. Zimmer
$1,000 to $6,000, 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. List any extracurricular activities, work or volunteer involvement, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  3. ESSAY: Mr. Zimmer wanted to award students of good moral character with academic promise and loyal to Monroe County, who have proven leadership or entrepreneurial spirit. Tell us why you are an ideal candidate for this award.
  4. UPLOAD: Upload your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) for next year.
  5. Enter your EFC that is on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).
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