St. Louis Graduates Scholarship Fund

St. Louis Graduates exists to help ensure more low-income and first-generation students have the support they need to complete a postsecondary degree.

The St. Louis Graduates Scholarship Fund helps make this possible by enabling members of the community to provide financial aid to students through a community-funded scholarship.

Contributing to the St. Louis Graduates Scholarship Fund
To make a credit card or PayPal contribution to the Fund, click on the Support a Student link below. You will be directed to the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation’s website where you can make a secure online donation.

Support a Student

Checks should be made out to St. Louis Community Foundation with St. Louis Graduates Scholarship Fund in the memo line and mailed to:

St. Louis Graduates Scholarship Fund
Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation
319 N 4th St # 300
St. Louis, MO 63102

Those interested in making gifts of stock should contact Wendy Witte at the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation at wwitte@stlouisgives.org or 314-880-4962 to get DTC instructions.

The full amount of a gift to the St. Louis Graduates Scholarship Fund qualifies as a charitable gift for tax purposes. The St. Louis Graduates Scholarship Fund is a component fund of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity.

Tribute Gifts
A donation of $100 or more made as an honorarium or in recognition of a birthday, graduation, bar/bat mitzvah or other occasion will be recognized with a card sent to the honoree.  To send a tribute gift, please follow the instructions on the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation's page by clicking Support a Student above. You will also need to email Wendy Witte at wwitte@stlouisgives.org when you make an online tribute gift to provide the contact information for the recipient.

For more information about contributing to the St. Louis Graduates Scholarship Fund, click here to download a Frequently Asked Questions document for donors.

For Students
Students can apply through Scholarship Central starting January 1, 2013. Online applications must be completed by April 15, 2013 to be considered for the award.  Award announcements will be made on or before June 1, 2013.

To be eligible to apply for the St. Louis Graduates Scholarship, a student must:

  • Graduate from a St. Louis area high school.  The area is defined as the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington and the City of St. Louis, and the Illinois counties of St. Clair, Madison, Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Monroe and Macoupin.
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need as a full time student at the college he or she will attend.
  • Complete an online application via Scholarship Central between  January 1 and April 15.

For more information about the St. Louis Graduates scholarship, click here to download the Frequently Asked Questions document for students.