RHS Scholarship Information

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Information for 2022 RHS graduating seniors:

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Thank you for your interest in the Roberts Community Foundation Postsecondary Education Scholarship. The Roberts Community Foundation was formed for the development and betterment of the Roberts Community including our young men and women. It is the hope of the Foundation that this scholarship will help further your academic pursuits. We wish you the very best of luck in following your dreams.

The scholarship amount of $1,000 shall be awarded to at least one and no more than two deserving seniors; who plan to enroll in a college, trade school, or a state registered apprenticeship program, either in-state or out-of-state. All award money will be paid directly to the postsecondary education institute/program upon confirmation of enrollment in same.

The Roberts Community Foundation Postsecondary Education Scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Community service hours at school and/or in the local community

  • Essay that describes the “true spirit” of contributing to your community

  • Extracurricular school/community activities

  • Letters of reference

  • Summary of higher education plans and short-term goals

  • High school cumulative GPA, ACT or SAT scores, and class rank

 

The following are required:

  • You must be a graduating senior at Roberts High School and have completed at least two school years at Roberts

  • An official high school transcript through the 7th semester containing cumulative GPA, ACT or SAT scores, and class rank

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Completion of the Roberts Community Foundation Postsecondary Education Scholarship Application Form

The following must be typewritten:

  • Provide all volunteer and community service performed. Please be as specific in the details of the volunteer activity as is needed for the selection committee to fully understand your contribution. Include hours for each organization/activity and the total hours of community service, by year, for your high school career.

  • Essay that describes the “true spirit” of contributing to your community. Please give credence to the following:

    • The essay must be 400-500 words

    • Include an introduction, main points, and a conclusion

    • Demonstrate the “true spirit” of community service by using one or two specific examples from your personal experiences

    • It should be unique, reflect your spirit, and be memorable

  • A list of your organized school/community extracurricular activities as well as any honors or awards received for those activities.

  • Letter of recommendation from a community leader, community organizer, clergy, employer, etc.

  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, club leader, etc. Please note, only one letter of recommendation can be from an employee of the Roberts School District and it is not required that either letter be from an employee of the Roberts School District.

  • A brief summary of your postsecondary education plans and short-term goals. Please include the following:

    • Provide your selected major, course of study, or trade and why you selected it

    • Identify the postsecondary institution/program you have selected and why you selected it

    • Goals for the next 12 months

Complete application packets must be submitted to your guidance counselor or the school superintendent no later than May 2, 2022. Any questions regarding this scholarship or application process should be directed to Alan Schuyler. Scholarship recipient(s) will be announced at the Roberts High School graduation ceremony.

Best wishes and good luck on behalf of the Roberts Community Foundation.

Regards,

Alan Schuyler and Paula Marshall Pederson

Roberts Community Foundation Scholarship Committee

 

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