Walter and Ruth Ross Family Scholarship

The Walter and Ruth Ross Family Scholarship will annually award scholarships to students who are graduating seniors from Antwerp High School in Antwerp, Ohio. The Ross family established this scholarship to assist students who have unmet financial need in persisting to degree or credential completion. Each recipient will enroll in an accredited, nonprofit, technical/trade school, two-year college, or four-year college/university in Ohio or a state that offers tuition reciprocity.


To be eligible, the applicant must:
• be a graduating senior at Antwerp High School in Antwerp, Ohio.
• plan to enroll full-time at an accredited, nonprofit, trade/technical school, two-year college, or four-year college or university in Ohio or in another state where the student will receive in-state tuition reciprocity.
• demonstrate unmet financial need as determined by standard methods of need analysis in practice at the time of selection. In general, unmet financial need will be defined as the difference between the cost of attendance and the sum of the family’s contribution and the student’s grant aid from other sources.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • essays that demonstrate a commitment to completing a degree or credential.
  • extracurricular and community involvement, including work experience.
  • transcript that demonstrates past success and potential degree completion.
  • financial need.

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

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 meet the eligibility criteria.

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, 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.

$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. List any extracurricular activities, work or volunteer involvement, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  3. 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)
  4. 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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