Spirit of St. Louis County Rotary Club Scholarship

Spirit of St. Louis County Rotary Club awards scholarships based on the desire and need of the recipient for their chosen field. Applicants for a Spirit of St. Louis County Rotary Scholarship must:
• Be a student at Pattonville, Parkway North or any private/parochial school within the comunities primarily served by the Spirit of St. Louis County Rotary Club. These include Bridgeton, Creve Coeur, Maryland Heights, Overland, St. Ann, St. John and Westport. The student must also reside in one of these communities.
• Plan to graduate high school in the Spring of 2024
• Plan to enroll at an accredited post-secondary program leading to a bachelor’s or associate degree, technical degree, or certificate
• Complete an online scholarship application at My Scholarship Central, myscholarshipcentral.org
• Demonstrate significant financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or similar need calculations
• Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or work supervisor

All completed applications will be screened by a committee of Rotarians. Examples of factors considered in selection may include the following:
• Financial need
• Academic accomplishments, school attendance, extracurricular activities
• Work experience, community service, volunteerism
• Quality of responses to additional questions
• Special consideration may be given to students pursuing a technical degree

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Finalists for the scholarships will be interviewed by a committee of Rotarians.

If you have any questions, contact Mary Robinette mary.robinette59@gmail.com

Supplemental Questions
  1. List High School Activities, Offices Held, Sports, etc.
    • 1. Activity
    • 2.Years
    • 3. Office, Award, Letter, Recognition
  2. List Community Activities (Church, Scouts, Volunteering, etc.)
    • 1. Activity
    • 2. Years
    • 3. Office, Award, Letter, Recognition
  3. List Service Activities Completed in School Organizations (NHS, Student Council, Leadership, etc.)
    • 1. Activity
    • 2. Years
  4. Employment
    • 1. Employer
    • 2. Address
    • 3. Position
    • 4. Frequency (ie. hours/week)
    • 5. Dates (start date/end date)
  5. Where do you plan to further your education?
  6. Have you applied for admission?
  7. Have you been accepted?
  8. What are your professional or vocational goals?
  9. Why do you want to continue your education beyond high school?
  10. What are your plans for financing your college education?
  11. Please provide any additional information relative to financial need, which you feel will help the committee in making a selection. (Example: high family medical expenses, support of grandparents, parent retiring soon, etc.)
  12. Upload your 2024-2025 FAFSA Submission Summary.
  13. FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER: If you receive a financial aid award letter from your school before the application deadline, upload the document here.
  14. 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.
  15. What experience, if any, do you have in your chosen field/program?
  16. How will you benefit from receiving this scholarship?
  17. What personal challenges have you had during your high school years and how have you overcome them?
  18. What other information do you want to share that may be beneficial in learning more about you and to assist the committee in assessing whether you should be awarded a scholarship?
  19. Weighted, cumulative GPA after 7 semesters of high school:
  20. Please explain any missing information from the items requested on this application.
  21. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize the Spirit of St. Louis County Rotary Club Scholarship 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 Spirit of St. Louis County Rotary Club Scholarship in reliance upon the truth and correctness of my statements.
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