Scholarships touch the future!
Inspired donors create opportunities that support the educational aspirations of the kinds of students that mean the most to them. The St. Louis Community Foundation has about 60 scholarship programs that impacted over 600 students last year with awards totaling over $1.4 million.
Most of our opportunities are available on Scholarship Central, a regional resource of private scholarship programs that we are proud to have been a part of creating. Overseen by a committee of scholarship providers, funders and St. Louis Graduates, Scholarship Central has nearly 100 scholarship and interest-free loan opportunities for students in the St. Louis region and across Missouri.
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- K. Ann Dempsey Honors Scholarship
Dr. K. Ann Dempsey, an English Department Professor at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley (SLCC-FV) for many years who served as Coordinator of the Honors Program.
The K. Ann Dempsey Scholarship shall be awarded to students who attend St. Louis Community College (STLCC) at Florissant Valley. Dr. Dempsy joined the faculty of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley in 1966 and retired in 1997. Dr. Dempsey served in the English Department as Chair and the last eleven years as the Honors Program Chair. Some of her most rewarding teaching experiences came while she was establishing the leading the Honor Program at Florissant Valley, which gave students the opportunity to excel beyond the course syllabus and develop their own intellectual capacities.
The scholarship program was created to help students stay in the program. The money is intended for whatever the students need to do that – such as baby-sitting, books, or unexpected expenses.
- Skimiti Scholarship
Edgar Schmidt, a lifelong math and science teacher in St. Louis, Los Angeles and Kenya who works to improve the quality of instruction in elementary schools.
The Skimiti Scholarship program awards up to two renewable scholarships $500 to $2,000 annually to students graduating, or who have previously graduated, from Maplewood Richmond Heights School District and resided at Joe’s Place. Joe’s Place offers homeless teenage boys in the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District a caring home environment that supports them for high school graduation, self-sufficiency, and positive transitions into their adult lives.
- Dennis G. Glore Memorial Scholarship
The Greater St. Louis Foodservice Industry Council and the proceeds of many years of golf tournaments to honor the memory of Mr. Glore, an independent foodservice designer and consultant.
The Dennis G. Glore Memorial Scholarship was created tor provide scholarships to needy, academically promising, second semester or more advanced students attending an approved Hospitality Studies or Culinary Arts Program in the St. Louis area.
- Fresh Start Scholarship
Susan Primm Thel, a former clinical social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, who grew up in St. Louis and comes back regularly, who says “I love and care about St. Louis and want to support St. Louis ever growing in being a healthy and supportive community for all its residents of all races and ethnic backgrounds.”
The Fresh Start Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to Saint Louis City and County applicants between the ages of 17 and 29 who take a nontraditional route to post-secondary education by receiving their high school equivalency credential (Hi-SET) or general education development certificate (GED). Two scholarships up to $7,500 will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate unmet financial need as undergraduate, part-time or full-time students at an accredited two-year nonprofit community or technical college in St. Louis, Missouri.
- EHG Foundation Scholarship for Children of Tarlton Employees
Tracy Hart, Dirk Elsperman and Wendy Guhr created the EHG Foundation Scholarship program in 2016 to help build futures for the Tarlton team by providing scholarship support for the educational aspirations of the children of employees.
The EHG Foundation Scholarship for Children of Tarlton Employees will annually award a renewable $2,000 scholarship to a child or legal dependent of an employee of Tarlton who has worked for at least two years at the time of application. Each recipient will demonstrate unmet financial need at the two year or four year college or university he or she attends in the United States.
- Friends of Saint Louis Municipal School of Nursing Scholarship
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.
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 St. 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.
- Glenn L. Moller, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
In 1968, Glenn and Anne Moller set up a private foundation as a memorial to their son, Glenn L. Moller, Jr., known as “Clip” to his friends and family, who died while serving in Vietnam. In 1976, the Mollers converted the private foundation to a Scholarship fund at the St. Louis Community Foundation.
The Glenn L. Moller, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is for students from the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County who have overcome adversity to prepare for future success. Preference will be given to applicants who have been touched and affected by the programs of Neighborhood Houses. High School seniors, high school graduates, and current college students are eligible to apply. Recipients will demonstrate financial need at an eligible two year or four-year public college, university, or technical college, and may apply for renewal of the award for three additional undergraduate years. Neighborhood Houses is a program of the Board for Inner City Missions of the United Church of Christ of Metropolitan St. Louis.
- Redbird Rookies Saigh Scholarship
Cardinals Care, the philanthropic arm of the St. Louis Cardinals, established the Redbird Rookies Saigh Scholarship in 2005 to recognize the students who participated as a member of a Redbird Rookies team. It is named in honor of Fred Saigh, owner of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1947 to 1953 and his legacy foundation that supports Cardinals Care.
The Redbird Rookies Saigh Scholarship recognizes the achievements of individuals who have demonstrated success in the classroom and as a team member by providing financial assistance toward the student’s continuing education. Each award recipient will demonstrate outstanding integrity, confidence, leadership and teamwork as a Redbird Rookies team member as well as the strength of character, attitude, and promise that define a successful graduate of Redbird Rookies.
- QUEST Scholarship
Created in 2016 by Suzanne Sebert, former Director of External Relations for AFS International in New York, and championed by Debra Veatch, former high school STEM teacher, the Quest Scholarship receives contributions from many individuals, organizations and fund raising events.
The Quest Scholarship program will award scholarships annually to a one or more academically qualified high school students from under-served populations, typically juniors or seniors, from the St. Louis region who have elected to pursue enrichment activities such as programs abroad, talent or academic resident summer programs, and who demonstrate unmet financial need.
Currently, the Quest Scholarship provides support to St. Louis area students who are selected to participate in AFS study abroad summer programs.
Ready to set up a scholarship fund?
Scholarship funds are one of the most rewarding ways to give back to your community and they can be set up to last as long as you’d like, touching as many lives as possible. Reach out to us with questions or get the process started if you’re ready.