Circle of Concern Student Scholarship

Ending the cycle of poverty is an important part of our mission. Higher education can lead to greater job opportunities and economic circumstances.

Area high school seniors from low-income families who live in the Circle Of Concern service area are eligible to apply in the spring for tuition funds for the coming school year.
The competitive process for awards includes an in-depth application, references from school personnel and an interview with our scholarship team. Scholarships can be used and any nationally accredited and not-for-profit institution.

Applicants must:

  • Attend or reside within the boundaries of Parkway, Rockwood or Valley Park School Districts.
  • Be a current high school senior
  • Live in a household where income does not exceed 185% of the Federal Poverty level.
  • Have a cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher.

In order to complete the online application process, applicants answer all required questions, upload the following supporting documents, and ensure that two letters of recommendation are received via My Scholarship Central by the deadline.
• 2023-2024 Student Aid Report (SAR)
• High school transcript
In addition to the required documents above, Circle of Concern may ask for copies of applicant and parent federal tax returns in order to verify information provided in the Student Aid Report.

Virtual interviews will be held the first week of August.

Applicants do not need to be a Circle of Concern client to qualify.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this application, contact

Circle of Concern
$2,500-$5,000, renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must live in a household where the income does not exceed 185% of the 2023 Federal Poverty level. Does this describe you? Click here to see a chart of household income by family size.
  2. Have you or any family member ever been a client of Circle Of Concern?
  3. Guidance Counselor's Name
  4. Guidance Counselor's email address and phone number
  5. Employment
    • 1. Employer
    • 2. Address
    • 3. Position
    • 4. Frequency (ie. hours/week)
    • 5. Dates (start date/end date)
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