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Charles W. Frees, Jr. Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Charles W. Frees, Jr. Scholarship Fund has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Charles W. Frees, Jr. Scholarship Program must:

  • be a U.S. Citizen
  • be male high school seniors or graduates from a high school in St. Louis County, Missouri
  • rank in the upper 20% of their graduating class
  • have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • have a composite score of 22 or better on the ACT or a combined score of 900 or more on the SAT
  • plan to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational school

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need of $1,500 or greater.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Charles W. Frees, Jr. Scholarship Fund play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,500 award.

Awards are one time only.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Charles W. Frees, Jr. Scholarship Fund. Payment is made in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 7, 2022 3:00 pm CT.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Charles W. Frees, Jr. Scholarship Fund has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!