Who Can Apply: The Fresh Start Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to Saint Louis City and County applicants between the ages of 17 and 29 who take a nontraditional route to post-secondary education by receiving their high school equivalency credential (Hi-SET), general education development certificate (GED), or graduate from the Excel Center High School. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate unmet financial need as undergraduate, part-time or full-time students at an accredited two-year nonprofit community or technical college in St. Louis, Missouri. Recipients who continue to meet eligibility requirements and demonstrate unmet financial need may submit a renewal application for a second year of funding.
To be eligible, the applicants must:
- Successfully pass the Hi-SET (with a minimum score of 65 out of 100), successfully pass the GED exam (with a minimum score of 165 out of 200) , or graduate from the Excel Center High School;
- plan to enroll at a nonprofit, accredited post-secondary program leading to an associate degree, technical degree, or certificate;
- demonstrate unmet financial need; and
- be a Saint Louis city or county resident between the ages of 17 and 29 years.
Deadline: April 15, 2020