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2021 Roosevelt Foundation Scholarships

The Roosevelt Foundation Application is NOW OPEN!!!

Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021 (by midnight)

By filling out this ONE application, you are applying for all Roosevelt Foundation scholarships for which you qualify, as well as other scholarships which come through the Counseling Office without a specific application form or process.

In May, 2020, over 35 students received over $50,000 in scholarships awarded by or through the Foundation and other sources.  We think there will again be around 30 - 35 scholarships available to applicants this year.  Almost all scholarships are awarded on Senior Recognition Night, which will be held on June 3rd, 2021.

To be eligible to apply for a Roosevelt Foundation Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • YOU MUST HAVE A GPA OF 2.5 OR ABOVE
  • YOU MUST BE A 2021 GRADUATING SENIOR AT ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL.
  • YOU MUST BE PLANNING TO ATTEND A TWO-YEAR OR FOUR-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAM AT AN ACCREDITED TECHNICAL COLLEGE, COMMUNITY COLLEGE, OR FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. 

Scholarships will be awarded based on merit (GPA & rigorous coursework), need and community service. 

ROOSEVELT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS BEFORE STARTING THE GOOGLE FORM APPLICATION.  

**You cannot save the application form in the middle, so please have all of the pieces below ready before starting the google form.

PLEASE NOTE: You will also be required to submit a copy of your FAFSA or MN DREAM ACT completion email after you complete your online scholarship application. 

STEP 1: TYPE YOUR ESSAYS IN GOOGLE DOCS

  • ESSAY #1 - 250 Word Limit:

In what ways did you contribute to Roosevelt High School, your community, and/or family while in high school? Please tell us about all activities, clubs/groups, experiences and/or work you have participated in that are outside of the school day.  Please include duration, time spent, and any leadership positions held.  (word limit: 250) 

  • ESSAY #2 - 650 Word Limit:
Please choose from the following three questions:  
1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
3. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  • OPTIONAL: SHORT ANSWER - 250 Word Limit:

Is there anything else you would like the scholarship committee to know to help them determine why you should receive a scholarship?

 
STEP 2: PREPARE YOUR RESUME  
  • You will need to upload a completed resume, including two references, to your scholarship application.
  • IMPORTANT: You will not be able to change your resume after uploading it, so please make sure the one you upload is your final draft.
  • If you need a resume template, please contact the CCC! Or look on the CCC google site for a resume template!

STEP 3: THOUGHTFULLY COMPLETE THE APPLICATION, FOUND AT THE LINK BELOW BY February 5th, 2021

** PLEASE NOTE: YOU CANNOT SAVE THE APPLICATION MID-WAY THROUGH.  YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED QUESTIONS AND WILL THEN BE ABLE TO LOG BACK IN AND EDIT IF NECESSARY.  MAKE SURE TO CLICK THAT YOU WANT A COPY OF YOUR RESPONSES.

STEP 4: EMAIL YOUR FAFSA or MN DREAM ACT COMPLETION EMAIL TO MR. HEYMANS (mark.heymans@mpls.k12.mn.us) by February 28th, 2021

***IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, ASK YOUR COUNSELOR, MS. AMANDA OR MR. ERIC IN THE CCC

APPLY NOW: ROOSEVELT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION