Saint Louis Public Schools Scholarships
For seniors graduating from an SLPS school in 2023, there are several Saint Louis Public Schools Foundation scholarship opportunities. The scholarships are:
Nahed Chapman Scholarship $1,000, one-time award.
GPA: 2.5 or above. Must have attended IWS/NAPA/NCNAA
Nahed Chapman was the executive director of the ESOL Bilingual Migrant Program from 2001-2013. She was a dedicated supporter of English Language Learners in the St. Louis Public Schools and the founder of the newcomer school currently named Nahed Chapman New American Academy in her honor.
Barbara Anderson Scholarship $1,500, one time award.
GPA: 2.5 or above.
Dr. Barbara A. Anderson was a motivated and diligent principal at Lexington Elementary school.
Honig Family Memorial Scholarship $1,000 one time award.
GPA: 2.5 or above. Must be graduating from Vashon High School.
The funds for this scholarship are from the estate of Mrs. Helga Honig. She and her family are pleased to assist graduating seniors from Saint Louis Public Schools (Vashon High School).
The Dr. Otis A. Jackson Scholarship $1,000 one time award
GPA: 3.0 or above. Must be graduating from Vashon High School. African American. Planning to attend a 4-year college or university. Preference given to those studying education.
Dr. Otis A. Jackson was a man who found his God-given purpose by empowering young people for success. Otis attended Vashon High School and excelled in academics and swimming. His love for Vashon and its students led him to return after graduating from college to teach mathematics. After earning his Ph.D. in education, he spent the majority of his professional career as the Executive Vice President of INROADS.
Victoria Betts Scholarship
GPA: 3.0 or above. Must be graduating from Career Academy and planning to attend a 4 year university.
Victoria Betts is a proud 2016 alumna of Clyde C. Miller Career Academy. She went on to attend Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and study Accounting and Finance. She is now an auditor at Ernst & Young (EY).
Jo Jo White Memorial Scholarship of Character and Leadership $500, potentially renewable for up to four years upon showing progress toward degree at a public or non-profit institution, including non-profit trade school.
GPA: 2.5 or higher. Special consideration to students from McKinley, Vashon, or planning to attend University of Kansas.
Joseph Henry White earned his legendary nickname “Jo Jo” here in St. Louis playing basketball and attending SLPS schools. While he had a storied history as a Boston Celtic, Jo Jo White truly believed that a strong character, leadership skills and community involvement are every bit as important as playing basketball. Before being drafted by the Boston Celtics, he played at McKinley and Vashon High Schools before attending the University of Kansas.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL AWARDS:
Applicants must be current high school seniors attending one of the following schools:
Carnahan High School of the Future, Central VPA High School, Clyde C. Miller Career Academy, Collegiate School of Medicine & Bioscience, Gateway STEM High School, Innovative Concept Academy, McKinley CLA High School, Metro A&C High School, Roosevelt High School, Soldan IS High School, Sumner High School, and Vashon High School.
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- Supplemental Questions
- Select the scholarships you are applying for:
- Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Full Name
- Parent 1 daytime phone number or cell phone number
- Guidance Counselor's Name
- Select the SLPS elementary/middle schools you have attended.
- RESUME: Upload your resume
- ESSAY: If you are applying for the Barbara Anderson Scholarship or Honig Scholarship write an essay on "How a Scholarship from the Saint Louis Public Schools Will Assist Me in Fulfilling My College Goals."
- ESSAY: If you are applying for the Nahed Chapman Scholarship, please write an essay on “How did attending IWS/NAPA/NCNAA contribute to your language development and academic growth?”
- ESSAY: If you are applying for The Dr. Otis A. Jackson Scholarship, please write an essay on “What Community service activities have you participated in and why is that important to you?”
- ESSAY: If you are applying for The Dr. Otis A. Jackson Scholarship, please write an essay on: "Dr. Jackson was a scholar and educator who impacted the lives of countless minority students from elementary to college. As an educator, what kind of impact do you feel you can make in your community?”
- Essay: If you are applying for the Victoria Betts Scholarship, please write an essay on "Why I am attending college and how this scholarship will benefit me."
- ESSAY: If you are applying for the Jo Jo White Scholarship, write an on essay on "My Strongest Attribute and How I Use It In My Community"
- STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR): Upload all pages of your 2023-2024 Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR is the document resulting from the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are unable to file a FAFSA for any reason, please contact My Scholarship Central at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573)-303-8688 for guidance on information that may be submitted as a substitute.
- RECOMMENDATION - TEACHER/PROFESSOR - Enter the name and e-mail address of a 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.
- RECOMMENDATION - Community Member (non-school) - Enter the name and e-mail address of a 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.
- APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize the Saint Louis Public Schools Foundation and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic and/or financial records and other information which applies to the consideration of this application. I certify that all answers are accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge, and that all information in the application and essays are my own work. I understand that the decisions made regarding my participation in this program are made by the Saint Louis Public Schools Foundation in reliance upon the truth and correctness of my statements.
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