Significant Challenge College Scholarship

College scholarships to three graduating high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, character, and initiative in school and community affairs and merit academic achievement.

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TYPE
Essay
REWARD
$5K
DEADLINE
February 1, 2022

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

Each year Richie's Spirit Foundation awards $5,000 in college scholarships to three graduating high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, character, and initiative in school and community affairs and merit academic achievement.

Since inception, RSF has awarded more than $25,000 in college scholarships to deserving applicants. The program receives over 2,500 applications each year.

Richie Herskowitz died in October 2007 of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) related causes. He was just short of finishing his senior year of high school. Richie lived his life with a positive spirit no matter what obstacles got in his way. Watch a video to learn more about Richie's life.

2022 APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • A U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident currently enrolled in a U.S. - accredited high school who will graduate in the Spring of 2022;
  • Plans to attend a vocational schools, community college, or four-year college full-time during the 2022 - 2022 academic year;
  • Has a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent);
  • Has taken challenging courses throughout their high school career;
  • Has demonstrated strong leadership roles within their community.

There is no cost to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The 2021 Scholarship Application is closed. The 2022 application will open in November 2021. Check back here for updates this Fall.

If you have any questions, please check the FAQ page, or contact info@richiesspirit.org

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Significant Challenge College Scholarship
Richies Spirit Foundation

College scholarships to three graduating high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, character, and initiative in school and community affairs and merit academic achievement.

Apply Now