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Scholarship opportunities offered to St. Charles County-area students

Scholarship offered to youth heroes

A new year means new scholarship opportunities for youths making a difference.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is accepting applications online at barronprize.org now through April 15.

The Barron Prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from across the U.S. and Canada. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18, who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. Fifteen top winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education.

Since its inception, the Barron Prize has honored nearly 450 young heroes and has won the support of Girl Scouts of the USA, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, and the National Youth Leadership Council, among other organizations.

Scholarships, loan opportunities from Jewish Federation

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis distributes a number of academic scholarships and interest-free loans to St. Louis area students. These scholarships are open to residents of the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, with a preference given to Jewish applicants.

Seven scholarships, ranging from a $1,000 stipend up to $10,000, are available. Additionally, a fine arts loan fund is available to qualifying students.

For more information on the scholarships and requirements to qualify and apply, visit StLouisGraduates.AcademicWorks.com/Opportunities/2735.

Applications will be accepted through April 12.  For questions regarding any of these scholarships, contact Karen Sher at (314) 442-3824 or KSher@JFedSTL.org.

St. Johns Bank Excellence Scholarship

Applications for the St. Johns Bank Excellence Scholarship Program are now available. The application deadline is April 1.

The application is available on the Scholarship Central site stlouisgraduates.academicwxorks.com, St. Johns Bank’s website stjohnsbank.com, or in person at any branch. High school guidance counselors also have copies of applications.

To be eligible, students must attend high school at Ritenour, McCluer, Pattonville, St. Charles, Fort Zumwalt or Francis Howell schools; they must continue their education full-time at a community college, four-year college or university in Missouri, Illinois or Kansas; and they must plan to major in banking, finance or business.

Three winners each will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

For more information, visit stjohnsbank.com or call Laurie Sybert at (314) 428-1000.

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