UMB Bank, n.a., as Trustee of the Sue Ann Opler Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist students in the community who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
This 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants of the Sue Ann Opler Foundation Scholarship Program must:
Members of the Foundation’s Advisory Board of Trustees, their spouses, any lineal descendants, the spouse of any lineal descendants, or any employee, officer or director of any corporate Trustee or its affiliates or subsidiaries or any spouse or lineal descendant of such persons are ineligible to apply.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Up to 25 awards will be granted. Financial need will be considered in determining the award amount. Recipients must demonstrate need.
Awards are renewable up to four years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale) and remain in good standing at their academic institution. Recipients must submit a copy of their transcript evidencing that they have met the grade and minimum enrollment hour requirements of the scholarship.
Awards are for undergraduate study only. Awards are to be used for tuition, books and fees first. If funds remain, the institution may apply excess funds to room and board balance.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstance, an essay explaining short-term and long-term goals and the applicant’s plan for achieving them, financial need and two online recommendations (Not more than one recommendation may be from a high school teacher).
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Sue Ann Opler Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in late March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Sue Ann Opler Foundation. Awards will be paid in one installment in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
Also as part of your application, two online recommendation forms must be submitted on your behalf. Not more than one recommendation may be from a high school teacher. Recommendations must be submitted no later than February 15, 2021 3:00 pm.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.