Sue Ann Opler Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: February 12, 2019 3:00 pm CST

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:

  • Be a current high school senior or have graduated within the last five years from a high school located in Linn, Macon, Sullivan, Grundy, Chariton or Livingston counties in Missouri. In addition, an applicant may have received a home school diploma within the last five years, and reside in Linn, Macon, Sullivan, Grundy, Chariton or Livingston counties in Missouri.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- year or four- year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

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.

Award information:

  • 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 circumstances
  • Financial need
  • Two online recommendations

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.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Sue Ann Opler Foundation. Awards will be paid in equal installments in early August and mid-December.

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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken
  • Optional: Supplemental Financial Data Form, if applicable. This form is needed only if parents cannot submit data jointly on the electronic application.

Also as part of your application, two online recommendation forms must be submitted on your behalf.

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

UMB Bank, n.a., as Trustee of the Sue Ann Opler Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!