Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation Scholarships

> Dr. Ciriaco "Jerry" Memmolo Memorial Scholarship> The Fred E. Kiefer and Florence E. Kiefer Scholarship

> The Friends of Saint Louis Municipal School of Nursing Scholarship

> George A. Decker Memorial Scholarship

> St. Anthony's Medical Center Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarship

 

> St. Anthony's Medical Center Norbert Siegfried Scholarship for Sons & Daughters of Employees

> The William C. and Bertha Black Rhoda Scholarship

> William J. Beatty Scholarship

> Zimmer Family Scholarship

> Interest-Free and Fee-Free Loan Program

 


Dr. Ciriaco "Jerry" Memmolo Memorial Scholarship

Source: Mr. and Mrs. Rizziero Memmolo established the Scholarship in memory of their son, Jerry, a general surgeon at St. Anthony's Medical Center who lost his life in a tragic car accident September 5, 2002.
Program description: This scholarship supports children or employees of St. Anthony's Medical Center who are pursuing a career in the healthcare field and demonstrate financial need.
Eligibility criteria: Employee or dependent child of employee of St. Anthony's Medical Center. Must demonstrate financial need as a full time student at an accredited trade school, college or university. Applicant will be either: 1) an employee enrolled in a certificate or undergraduate degree program that will either improve his or her work in a clinical healthcare field; or 2) a dependent child of an employee enrolled in a healthcare field of study.
Selection criteria: Financial need and enrolled in a healthcare field of study.
Essay required: Personal Statement
Additional requirements: None
Awards: Typically one award of up to $1,500
Renewable or one-time award: Renewable

 

The Fred E. Kiefer and Florence E. Kiefer Scholarship

Source: Mr. Fred E. Kiefer
Program description: Established in 1997 by Saint Louis residents Fred and Florence Kiefer, the Kiefer Scholarship will support young men and women who reside in the Saint Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area who would otherwise be unable to obtain post-secondary education. Based on the goals of Mr. and Mrs. Kiefer, recipients of the scholarship award will 1) be an active member of a church, 2) maintain a grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4-point scale), or the equivalent thereof, or better, and, 3) have no police record.
Eligibility criteria: Graduating senior from the Saint Louis region. Financial need. Active member of a church. At least 3.0 gpa. No police record.
Selection criteria: Evidence of church involvement, academic strength, financial need, who certify that they have no police record.
Essay required: Personal Statement
Additional requirements: None
Awards: Typically one award of up to $500
Renewable or one-time award: Renewable

 

The Friends of Saint Louis Municipal School of Nursing Scholarship

Source: Friends of Saint Louis School of Nursing Foundation
Program description: The Friends of Saint Louis Municipal School of Nursing Scholarship is open to academically qualified undergraduate students attending accredited nursing programs located in the City of Saint Louis who have demonstrated financial need. Students may be pursuing a diploma, Associate's or Bachelor's degree in nursing attending part or full time.The Friends of Saint Louis Municipal School of Nursing was established in 1954 to provide all manner of support to students in the nursing program that prepared nurses to work at City Hospital. The Friends' legacy lives on through this scholarship program established at the Community Foundation in 2007.
Eligibility criteria: Nursing students pursuing diploma, Associate's or Bachelor's degrees in nursing full or part-time at Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing, Saint Louis University School of Nursing, Saint Louis Community College at Forest Park or Lutheran School of Nursing.
Selection criteria: Students with demonstrated financial need who are making satisfactory progress.
Essay required: Personal Statement should also address your dedication to the field of nursing and any issues that are impacting your life outside the classroom.
Additional requirements: None
Awards: Typically multiple awards of $500 - $1,000
Renewable or one-time award: One year - award recipients may re-apply, but will not be given special consideration in a repeat application process

 

George A. Decker Memorial Scholarship

Source: Estate of George A. Decker
Program description: The George A. Decker Memorial Scholarship Program will annually award one or more scholarships to students from Festus High School in Jefferson County or Hancock Place High School in Saint Louis County seeking a post-secondary education on a full-time or part-time basis at a regionally accredited college or university, or a certified trade school or technical school, that confers Associate of Applied Science, Associate or Baccalaureate degrees within the State of Missouri.
Eligibility criteria: Graduating senior from Festus High School or Hancock Place High School. Eligible to graduate. Have demonstrated an exemplary record of hard work, diligence, persistence, and ambition to succeed.
Selection criteria: Preference given to students who have demonstrated an exemplary record of hard work, diligence persistence, ambition to succeed as reflected in the essay and letters of recommendation.
Essay required: Personal Statement
Additional requirements: None
Awards: Typically two awards of approximately $1,000
Renewable or one-time award: One time

 

Interest-Free and Fee-Free Loan Program

Source: Scholarship Foundation of Saint Louis
Program description: Interest-free, fee-free loan program. A few students will also receive some amount of grant aid. Founded in 1920, The Scholarship Foundation of Saint Louis is based upon the conviction that an educated citizenry is essential to a democracy. The Scholarship Foundation of Saint Louis provides access to postsecondary education to members of our community who otherwise would not have the means to fulfill their educational goals.
Eligibility criteria: 1. Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States; 2. Be a permanent resident of Saint Louis city or Missouri counties of Saint Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles or Warren; or Illinois counties of Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, or St. Clair for at least two years prior to the date of the application; 3. Minimum 2.0 GPA (cumulative); 4. Demonstrate financial need; 5. Enroll in an accredited not-for-profit higher education institution; 6. All areas of study except ministry.
Selection criteria: Recipients are selected for interest-free loans based on financial need, academic promise and strength of character, which are determined based on essays and letter of recommendation.
Essay required: Personal statement and a second essay addressing the following: Explain your interest in college and where you think it may take you. What have you done to prepare yourself to pursue higher education?
Additional requirements: Federal income tax returns (student and parent, if applicable) mailed directly to the Scholarship Foundation of Saint Louis, 8215 Clayton Road, Saint Louis, MO 63117 before April 15.
Awards: Typically 150 new loans of $1,000 to $7,000
Renewable or one-time award: Renewable

 

St. Anthony's Medical Center Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarship

Source: St. Anthony's Medical Center Foundation
Program description: Made possible through the generosity of the St. Anthony Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors, this scholarship seeks to award children of the Medical Center's full time and regular part time staff (who have been employed at least one year) who have achieved academic excellence (at least a 3.5 GPA) and will be full time undergraduate students at a regionally accredited four year Missouri college or university or any of Southern Illinois University's five campuses or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Eligibility criteria: Dependent children of St. Anthony Medical Center's full time and regular part time staff (who have been employed at least one year) who have achieved academic excellence (at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA on a 4 point scale) and will be full time undergraduate students at a regionally accredited four year Missouri college or university or any of Southern Illinois University's five campuses or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Employees of SAMC are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Selection criteria: Preference will be given to those academically qualified eligible applicants who also demonstrate the St. Anthony values of "excellence through teamwork and mutual respect" as well as "compassion and respect for all persons." Applicants who wish to apply ONLY for this program may complete the paper application available by clicking here.
Essay required: Write an essay that provides us with an understanding of how you have achieved "excellence through teamwork and mutual respect" and have "compassion and respect for all persons," in keeping with the St Anthony Medical Center values.
Additional requirements: ACT or SAT scores are required for this program. If the transcript does not include scores, the student must upload at least one official test score report.
Awards: Typically 5 or more awards of $10,000 each
Renewable or one-time award: Renewable

 

St. Anthony's Medical Center Norbert Siegfried Scholarship for Sons & Daughters of Employees

Source: St. Anthony's Medical Center Foundation
Program description: The St. Anthony's Medical Center Norbert Siegfried Scholarship for Sons and Daughters of Employees is open to dependent children of the Medical Center's full time and regular part time staff (who have been employed at least one year) who demonstrate financial need as full time undergraduate students at a regionally accredited four year Missouri college or university or at any of Southern Illinois University's five campuses or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Employees of SAMC are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Eligibility criteria: Dependent child of employee of St. Anthony's Medical Center. 3.0 gpa required to apply. Demonstrate financial need at any Missouri four year college, any Southern Illinois University campus or the University of Illinois.
Selection criteria: Financial need at a Missouri four year college, any Southern Illinois campus or the University of Illinois.
Essay required: Personal Statement
Additional requirements: None
Awards: Typically multiple awards of $2,000 - $10,000
Renewable or one-time award: Renewable

 

The William C. and Bertha Black Rhoda Scholarship

Source: Estate of William C. Rhoda
Program description: The William C. and Bertha Black Rhoda Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 from the estate of William Clarence Rhoda in memory of his wife, Bertha Black Rhoda. Mrs. Rhoda was a teacher at Vashon High School in Saint Louis for many years and was known for her exceptional success with students who had special learning needs. Mrs. Rhoda received many distinguished awards in her lifetime including the 1969 Globe Democrat Woman of Achievement Award, 1969 Distinguished Alumni Award, Indiana State University, and the 1973 National Volunteer Award from President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Eligibility criteria: African American students. Preference given to graduating seniors from Vashon High School. Recipient may attend accredited two-year or four-year college of his/her choice.
Selection criteria: African-American students, evidence of strong character and ambition to succeed. Preference given to graduates of Vashon High School, Saint Louis Public Schools.
Essay required: Personal Statement
Additional requirements: None
Awards: Typically one award of up to $1,500
Renewable or one-time award: Renewable

 

William J. Beatty Scholarship

Source: Estate of William J. Beatty
Program description: The Beatty Scholarship "shall be awarded to students or graduates of Sumner High School for the purpose of pursuing college or university work...it being my wish that the scholarship go to a different person...of African descent... each year"
Eligibility criteria: African American graduating senior of Sumner High School, Saint Louis Public Schools
Selection criteria: Academic strength and financial need.
Essay required: Personal Statement
Additional requirements: None
Awards: Typically one or two awards of $500 to $1,000
Renewable or one-time award: One time

 

Zimmer Family Scholarship

Source: Mr. Edgar O. Zimmer and the Estate of Mr. Edgar O. Zimmer
Program description: Established by Edgar O. Zimmer to recognize the potential of the youth in his beloved Monroe County, IL this scholarship is awarded to students who attend Monroe County schools who have good character, entrepreneurial spirit, academic promise and loyalty to Monroe County.
Eligibility criteria: Graduating seniors from Columbia High School, Gibault Catholic High School, Valmeyer High School and Waterloo High School in Monroe County, IL . Finalists are recommended by the student's high school based on all criteria except determination of financial need.
Selection criteria: Evidence of good moral character, academic promise, leadership or entrepreneurial spirit. Financial need.
Essay required: Personal Statement
Additional requirements: Application Deadline is March 31. Financial information may be provided up to April 15.
Awards: Typically 8 awards of up to $5,000
Renewable or one-time award: Renewable