Rio Vista Scholarship
Up to ten Rio Vista Scholarships are awarded to students graduating high schools in the St. Louis Public School District or charter schools, Jennings High School, or Riverview Gardens High School who demonstrate strength of character and an attitude that will lead to success. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and enroll full-time at a Missouri nonprofit two-year or four-year college, university or technical college.
• Resident of St. Louis City or County
• Graduating senior from a St. Louis Public School, a charter school within the City of St. Louis, Jennings High School, or Riverview Gardens High School
• College preparatory academic record and potential for success
• Demonstrated financial need at an eligible college or university
• Full-time enrollment at a Missouri nonprofit two-year or four-year college, university or technical college.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of
• student’s extracurricular involvement, including work, that demonstrates responsibility and/or leadership
• essays that demonstrate strength of character and an attitude that will lead to success
• two letters of reference—one from a teacher, one from a supervisor or another teacher
• transcript and standardized test results that demonstrate past success and potential for future success
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required.”
Financial need will be evaluated based on information provided by the student, family and college:
• FAFSA Student Aid Report
• Financial Aid award letter from the college the student will attend.
Renewal: 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 demonstrate financial need.
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, email@example.com 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, or physical or mental disability.
- Rio Vista donors
- $5,000, renewable
- Supplemental Questions
- 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.
- List any extracurricular activities, work or volunteer involvement, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
- ESSAY: Tell us about your gifts and talents and how education will help you further develop those gifts and talents. How will you use your gifts and talents to make a difference in your career? This essay is your opportunity to tell the scholarship application review committee about yourself. (500 words or less)
- Upload your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) for next year.
- Enter your EFC that is on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).
- 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.
- What school issued the award letter that you uploaded?
- Upload documentation from the school you plan to attend that shows your total cost of attendance.
- Where will you live during the academic year for which you are applying?
- List any financial awards you have been notified about for the period for which you are requesting funding. These may include veteran's benefits, tuition waivers, WIA benefits, employee reimbursement, as well as other institutional/grant aid.
- 1. Name
- 2. Amount
- 3. Renewable
- List the names of any siblings, their age(s), and what school(s) they are attending (if any)
- 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.
- 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.
- SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL SECOND RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of an instructor, counselor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual 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.
- 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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