Isaac Bruce Foundation Scholarship

The Isaac Bruce Foundation offers a $5,000 scholarship presented by Ameren Corporation to a St. Louis area graduating high school senior from a public school.

As a senior at Dillard High School in Florida, Isaac Bruce was active in his community and school. His grades were not high enough to qualify for most scholarships but he knew he wanted to further his education. He attended West Los Angeles College and Santa Monica College before transferring to Memphis State in 1992 on a football scholarship and went on to have a successful career.

Isaac launched the Isaac Bruce Foundation in 2006 which focuses on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and education. Through his foundation, Isaac reaches out to youth and teaches them at an early age the importance of a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on education. It is Isaac’s hope that this scholarship will afford a St. Louis area graduate the opportunity to further their post-secondary education.


  • High school senior
  • Attend a one of the following schools: Cardinal Ritter College Prep, Normandy High School, Jennings High School, Riverview Gardens High School, 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, or Vashon High School.
  • At least a 2.0 GPA
  • Planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college/university or vocational school
  • Eligible for a Pell Grant

The award recipient will be notified by end of May 2024.

Questions? Contact Tiffani Burris

Isaac Bruce Foundation
Supplemental Questions
  1. Parent/Guardian Name(s)
  2. School Counselor's Name
  3. School Counselor's email address and/or phone number
  4. High School Principal Name
  5. Share a brief biographical summary - a paragraph about yourself.
  6. Upload a letter of acceptance you received from a college or university.
  7. Financial Information: Please note your anticipated expenses for the coming school year:
    • 1. Tuition amount
    • 2. Room and board amount
    • 3. Books and supplies
    • 4. Transportation
    • 5. Other (please note amount and explanation)
  8. List scholarships and financial aid that you already know you will receive for next year.
    • Dollar Amount
    • Program/Scholarship Name
  9. Upload your 2024-2025 FAFSA Submission Summary.
  10. Are you eligible for a Federal Pell grant?
  11. ESSAY: Please write 500 words or fewer on "How the Isaac Bruce Foundation Scholarship Will Assist Me in Fulfilling My College Goals." Please reference your participation in extracurricular activities and/or evidence of your community service.
  12. 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.
  13. (Optional) Upload a letter providing documentation for community service or volunteer hours you have completed.
  14. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize The Isaac Bruce Foundation and their agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic and other information that apply 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 Isaac Bruce Foundation in reliance upon the truth and correctness of my statements.
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