Establish a Scholarship Fund

You change someone’s life when you help them go to college with a scholarship.” —Justin Saunders, Scholarship Recipient

Scholarships established by St. Louis Community Foundation donors enable students like Justin Saunders reach their full academic potential.

“Each year, scholarships established by these donors help change someone’s life like mine because they help make college attainable,” says Justin. Nearly half of Justin’s yearly tuition was covered by scholarship awards.

Through the generosity of the Foundation’s donors, we award hundreds of scholarships each year to students in the bi-state area and around the country. Last year, 600 students received awards totaling $1.7 million. The Foundation’s Investing for the Future Scholarship Fund awards renewable undergraduate scholarships to students with financial need from the St. Louis region.

Most of our opportunities are available on Scholarship Central, a regional resource of private scholarship programs that the Foundation helped create. In the 2021–2022 school year, Scholarship Central awarded over 4,000 awards totaling $13.5 million in scholarships and interest-free student loans.

“If someone can help another person and invest in their future, that investment will always be returned. If you give someone the opportunity to prove themselves, they won’t take it for granted. I’m certainly not!

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.

Ellen Vietor

Scholarship Manager

Monica Bolaños

Scholarship & Employee Care Associate
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