Avis Renee Riddle Memorial Scholarship

Raymond Riddle and Iris Robinson Riddle in honor of their daughter have created the Avis Renee Riddle Memorial Scholarship Fund. Avis was diagnosed with RMS a rare form of cancer at the age of 15. She was academically gifted and highly involved in school activities. She loved school and had a zest for learning all things new and exciting. Although cancer caused her to miss a year and a half of high school, she returned, aced the ACT and received a score worthy of a full Presidential Scholarship from Harris Stowe State University. Avis was a breath of fresh air, you knew it when she walked into the room. No one was a stranger and she willingly volunteered for several organizations or whomever was in need. Avis fought cancer with sheer determination, however, she relapsed 6 times within her 6.5 year journey. June 9, 2020, at the age of 22 – she transition from labor to reward. May her legacy of kindness and service continue through this Avis Renee Riddle Memorial Scholarship Fund.

A one time, $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in Avis’s honor each year.

Eligibility Criteria
Currently enrolled in college at an HBCU (or planning to attend an HBCU next school year) – Priority given to Harris-Stowe State University students
2.5 GPA or higher
A cancer patient or survivor will receive priority consideration

An interview will be required for this scholarship.

Questions? Contact support@myscholarshipcentral.org

Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship is open to students who attend an HBCU. What HBCU do you currently attend or plan to attend?
  2. List any extracurricular activities, work or volunteer involvement, including the activity, the time involved, dates of involvement, and position(s) held:
  3. Essay: Please write a 500 word essay on how cancer has affected your life.
  4. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize The Avis Renee Riddle Memorial Foundation and its agents to obtain verification of the information provided on 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.