Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
42
Days
January 8 2022
Application Deadline
No
Renewable
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Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship

Description

For ÔÇ£late-bloomersÔÇØ with academic promise who struggled in high school and early in their college career. The Ruppert Educational Grant Program was established through a trust and bequest agreement by Ralph Hale Ruppert and Lenore Martha Ruppert in memory of their mothers, Nellie Hale Ruppert and Amanda Miller Edwards. The program is designed to assist young people who have financial need and are willing to help themselves. Scholarships are awarded to "late bloomers" ÔÇö those students who show academic promise and improvement during the last years of high school or in the first few years of college, but are unlikely to receive other scholarships because of their low GPAs. Applicant is a "late bloomer" who demonstrates academic promise and continuous grade point average improvement during high school or college. Applicant demonstrates community involvement. Maximum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Demonstrated financial hardship. Graduating high school senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County, San Francisco County, or Santa Clara County. Planning to enroll or enrolled in two- or four-year college, university or vocational school as a full-time student. United States citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible non-citizens include United States legal residents and A.B. 540 students). Your 500-850 word personal statement should address the following prompts: Comment on the personal characteristics, educational and extracurricular activities that have helped prepare you for college OR your intended career if you are a current college student. Reflect on your personal journey (significant accomplishments, challenges and/or hardships) and any life lessons that you think will or have help(ed) you succeed in college. Describe why you believe you are a good candidate for the specific scholarship(s) for which you are applying. U.S. citizens and legal U.S. residents: Upload a copy of your 2021-22 completed FAFSA and Student Aid Report (SAR). A.B. 540 / DACA students: Upload a copy of ONE of the following: 2021-22 California Dream Act Application and Confirmation Page. First two pages of your parent or guardianÔÇÖs most recent Federal Tax Forms 1040. Your parent or guardianÔÇÖs two most recent pay stubs. Financial Aid Award Letter (PDF) provided by the educational institution you are attending or plan to attend in the fall. Your two letters of recommendation must be signed and dated. You must obtain recommendations from both: A teacher or academic advisor on school letterhead; and A volunteer or work supervisor, community leader or personal acquaintance. (Volunteer or work supervisor letters must be on the organizationÔÇÖs letterhead. Personal acquaintance letters cannot come from parents or relatives.) There are two ways to submit your letters of recommendation. Obtain the two letters of recommendation from your recommenders and upload them yourself to your Apply SVCF application. Have your recommenders submit the letters themselves. First, include the name and email address of your two recommenders in your Apply SVCF application (be sure to ask recommenders before providing their information). Then, we will email your recommenders and request that they submit their letters to us directly. Unofficial or Official Transcripts of Grades (Submit only PDFs). Upload PDF versions of your unofficial or official transcripts to Apply SVCF under the appropriate transcript field or Confirmation tab at the end of the application. Only mail a hard copy if your school will not issue unofficial or official transcripts directly to students. Current graduating high school seniors: Submit an unofficial or official high school transcript AND unofficial or official college transcripts, if applicable.

Amount Details

$10,000
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMinimum 3.0 GPA
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - Personal Statement
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Essay
  • Checkmark Financial Need Analysis
  • Checkmark Recommendations Or References
  • Checkmark Transcript
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Contact scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org
Address Attn: Scholarships, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 W. El Camino Real, Suite 300
Mountain View, CA 94040