Hillman Scholars

The Hillman Scholars program was established to support academically qualified high school seniors enrolled in the College Bound St. Louis program who demonstrate financial need as an undergraduate student at an accredited, nonprofit four-year college or university in the United States. Ten Hillman Scholars will receive scholarship awards of $3,000. Recipients may apply for renewal consideration for up to three additional years of funding.

To be eligible to apply, the applicant must:
• be a College Bound St. Louis member in good standing
• be a high school senior
• have achieved a 2.5 grade point average on a 4 point scale (or the equivalent)
• plan to enroll full time in a nonprofit, accredited four year college or university in the United States
• demonstrate unmet financial need as a full time student

In addition to receiving scholarship funds, students selected to be Hillman Scholars will benefit from the following types of program offerings throughout the four years.

  • Networking with professionals in the community introduced by the Hillman family and friends of the Hillman Scholars program
  • Communication through emails to stay engaged with the Hillman Scholars community

Evaluation and Selection
Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of the submitted essay and reflections, academic achievement and promise for future success, activities outside the classroom, and the strength of recommendations received on his or her behalf. The application deadline is March 12 but applicants will have until midnight on April 15 to submit the financial aid award letter from the college they plan to attend. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required.”

Applicants will be notified of their application status in the competition by late May. Award checks will be mailed in early August to the college the Hillman Scholar will attend. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT TO CONTACT THE ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION IF THERE IS A CHANGE IN COLLEGES OR CONTACT INFORMATION. This scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years. Information about renewal applications will come from the St. Louis Community Foundation via email in February.

Questions? Contact Ellen Vietor, Scholarship Manager at the St. Louis Community Foundation at scholarships@stlgives.org or 314-880-4960.

Eligibility and financial need 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.

Hillman Family Foundation
$3.000, renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be eligible for the Hillman Scholar Award, applicants must be participants in good standing with the College Bound St. Louis (collegeboundstl.org) college preparatory program. Does this describe you?
  2. 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.
  3. Please list the extracurricular activities in which you have participated or are currently participating (sports, arts, clubs, etc.).
    • Dates During Which Participated in Activity
    • Extracurricular Activity
    • Your role
  4. If you took the ACT or SAT and the scores are not on your high school transcript, please upload the ACT/SAT score report.
  5. Please list your work and volunteer experiences in addition to any substantive family responsibility (Full or part-time, paid or volunteer, including present employment. List all positions held within the last three years.)
    • Employer/Organization
    • Employment/Volunteer Dates
    • Hours/Week
    • Job/Position Title
    • Nature of Your Family Responsibility (if applicable)
    • Rate of Pay (if applicable)
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