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The application program will be live on or after December 15, 2019 CT. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2020-21 academic year!


Ross Foundation Scholarship Program
Live application window: December 15, 2019 6:00 am through February 17, 2020 3:00 pm CT

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 to the Ross Foundation Scholarship Program must be:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Have been an active member in good standing with a Boys & Girls Club Site for at least one year during high school (grades 9-12) and be a Club member at an eligible Boys & Girls Club location- Full list of eligible Club Organizations is located here.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational-technical school
  • Have the recommendation of the Club or Unit Director


Up to twenty (20) awards of $3,750 each will be granted.

Awards are to be used for education-related expenses for undergraduate study.

Awards are one-time only and not renewable.


All applicants will be notified in early April.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Ross Foundation.

Payment is made in one installment by early August.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Consideration of academic performance and future potential
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in club, school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of careers and educational goals and objectives
  • A personal statement about your Club experience
  • Outside appraisal from the Club or Unit Director

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Ross Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Ross Foundation reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.


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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display the student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, as well as the term in which each course was taken.
  • You must also submit the name of your Club or Unit Director who would submit a recommendation on your behalf. You can do this by entering their name and email on the Recommender page on the during the application process.

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

Questions? Contact us:

Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Ross Foundation Scholarship Program

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

Ross Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Ross Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!