Officer Tamarris Bohannon Memorial Scholarship
The Officer Tamarris Bohannon Memorial Scholarship will annually award scholarships to students who will complete their degree within the next three semesters and are dedicated to working in the St. Louis region. The scholarship will 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 the United States.
To be eligible, the applicant must:
- have 45 or fewer hours remaining to degree/credential completion if they are a full-time student and 27 or fewer hours remaining if they are a part-time student.
- be a resident of the city of St. Louis or St. Louis County.
- be pursuing a degree or credential in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Human Services, Firefighting, or Emergency Medical Services (EMT or Paramedic).
- plan to enroll at an accredited, nonprofit, trade/technical school, two-year college, or four-year college or university in the United States.
- 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 articulate the student’s commitment to their chosen field.
- extracurricular and community involvement, including work experience.
- transcript that demonstrate pasts 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.”
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. Scholarship recipients will be asked for permission to publicize their name, school and degree.
A recipient completing a certificate program who plans to continue for an associate degree or a recipient completing an associate degree who plans to continue for a bachelor’s degree would be eligible to re-apply when in the final year their subsequent degree program.
Questions? Contact Ellen Vietor, Scholarship Manager at the St. Louis Community Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
- up to $5,000
- 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.
- How many credit hours do you need to complete your degree or certificate?
- List any work or volunteer involvement, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
- List any extracurricular school activities, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
- ESSAY: In 500 words or less, why have you chosen your field of study and how will you use your education to make a difference and impact others?
- What are your plans after you finish your degree or program? Where do you hope to work?
- 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.
- 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?
- 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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