Roothbert Fund Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

Roothbert Fund, Inc.

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately 20 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a high school senior or older to apply for this undergraduate and graduate award.
  3. Must have a current or permanent address that is located in one of the following states or must plan to move to one of these states prior to March 1 of the year in which the application is made: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate or graduate students who have a current or permanent address that is located in one of the following states or plan to move to one of these states prior to March 1 of the year in which the application is made: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina.

Application requirements for the Roothbert Fund Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essays (2)
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Interview
Additional Information: The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their educations. The fund is a small, nearly all-volunteer scholarship fund based in New York City, which awards yearly grants, and works to foster fellowship among grant recipients. Roothbert Fund Scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education. In making a decision to apply, applicants should also keep in mind that if they are awarded a grant, they will be obligated to attend at least one weekend fellowship conference sponsored by the fund during the first year on grant.

Award Amount: $2,000 to $3,000 annually, not automatically renewable. Renewal of grants are considered in light of achievements during the previous year. Fellows seeking a renewal must complete and submit the fund's renewal application.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Additional information can be found on the Roothbert Foundation website. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit two essays (topics are set forth on page four of the application), academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation from non-family members. Due to the number of applications received, The Roothbert Fund and the volunteers who review the applications have found that applicants are more easily remembered throughout the process if their applications are accompanied by photographs. The Fund knows that some applicants object to enclosing photographs for a variety of reasons and tries to accommodate such applicants. But the Fund appreciates the assistance provided by photographs. (Snapshots, passport photos, and even clear color photocopies will do). After the application forms are received, some candidates will be invited to an interview with the scholarship committee. The fund does not give grants to applicants who are not invited to be interviewed. Interviews are held during March of each year at fund headquarters in New York City, Washington, D.C., New Haven, and Philadelphia. Before entering the competition, each applicant should consider carefully whether he/she can arrange to be present for such an interview and must affirm on the application form his/her intention to be present for an interview, if invited. The fund does not reimburse applicants' travel or other expenses incurred in the interview process. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on the deadline date.
Contact: -
Address: 475 Riverside Drive Room 1830 New York, New York 10115

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