Naumovich Scholarship

The Naumovich Scholarship Fund will annually award scholarships to Missouri students who are graduating high school seniors or current college students. Preference will be given to students of Polish descent (student, parent, or grandparent born in Poland) if all eligibility criteria are met.

Eligibility
To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be a graduating high school senior or current college student.
  • be a Missouri resident.
  • plan to enroll full-time 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.

Selection
Applicants will be evaluated based on:

  • essays that articulate academic and career goals and what they have done to prepare themselves to achieve those goals.
  • transcript that demonstrates past success and potential degree completion.
  • extracurricular and community involvement, including work experience.
  • financial need.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions that apply to you, even if they are not marked “required."

Notification
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. Funds will be sent to recipients’ schools in August.

Renewal
Recipients may reapply for award consideration for a maximum of four years of undergraduate funding provided they continue to make satisfactory progress toward a degree and continue to meet the eligibility criteria. Please note that because the award amounts are based on available funding and financial need that can change from year to year, the amount of this scholarship award may change if a recipient applies for renewal awards in years to come.

Questions? Contact Ellen Vietor, Scholarship Manager at the St. Louis Community Foundation at scholarships@stlgives.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 a 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, or physical or mental disability.

Award
$2,500, renewable
Deadline
03/29/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. Before you begin this application, please take a minute to read through the scholarship details. This will allow you to see all the eligibility requirements. Click on the scholarship name that is underlined and in blue ink in the upper left-hand corner to see the details. Check here to indicate you have reviewed the eligibility criteria.
  2. 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.
  3. List any extracurricular school activities or family responsibilities, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  4. List any volunteer/community activities, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  5. List any work experience, including company name, dates of employment, hours worked per week, and position(s) held:
  6. ESSAY: Tell us about your gifts, talents, and strengths. How will these gifts, talents, and strengths help as you pursue your degree? (500 words or less)
  7. Why did you choose your field of study and what are your plans when you complete your degree? Share your goals and vision for your career. (200 words or less)
  8. Among finalist candidates, preference will be given to students of Polish descent if all eligibility criteria are met. If you are of Polish decent, list below the names and birth cities of family members born in Poland. Include each person’s relationship to you (for example, parent, grandparent, etc.)
  9. ESSAY: What does your Polish heritage mean to you? Please include a description of your involvement with the Polish community.
  10. Upload your FAFSA Submission Summary for next year.
  11. Enter your Student Aid Index that is on your FAFSA Submission Summary.
  12. 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.
  13. What school issued the award letter that you uploaded?
  14. Where will you live during the academic year for which you are applying?
  15. List the names of any siblings, their age(s), and what school(s) they are attending (if any).
  16. 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 Submission Summary.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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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