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The Rueben W. Anderson Scholarship and Ray S. and Eva Hope Miller Scholarship Fund
Application status: Closed

The Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation has established two scholarship programs to assist students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The Reuben W. Anderson Scholarship Fund
Reuben W. Anderson was a graduate of Stillwater High School, Stillwater, Minnesota, and a lifelong resident of Minnesota’s St. Croix Valley. He served as a bank official of the First National Bank of Stillwater. The Reuben W. Anderson Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 by Miss Alice Anderson in memory of her brother.

The Ray S. and Eva Hope Miller Scholarship Fund
Born in Winnebago, Minnesota in 1896, Eva Hope claimed Saint Paul as her home early in life. Eva and her sister, Molly, moved to Saint Paul to finish school and find work. Eva graduated from Central High School and later opened her own business, Hope Furs, in downtown Saint Paul. She became an active participant in the civic and commercial affairs of the city. Over the years, both her friendships and business grew.

Eva later met Ray Miller, an Ohio native who moved to Saint Paul following World War II and established an insurance agency. Ray made his mark in early aviation history in Minnesota. In 1943, Ray and Eva were married in New York, after a long engagement period. They settled into an enjoyable life together until Ray died of cancer in 1961.

Throughout her life, Eva practiced quiet charity. She was especially helpful and generous to families whose resources were stretched during times of crisis or when considering the expense of college education for children. As her assets increased, Eva was able to be even more generous.

The Ray S. and Eva Hope Miller Scholarship Fund was established to provide funds to help finance the postsecondary education of deserving young men and women graduating from high schools in the city of Saint Paul. Through the scholarship fund, Eva’s tradition of quiet charity will continue.

The programs are 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 Rueben W. Anderson Scholarship and Ray S. and Eva Hope Miller Scholarship Fund must:

  • The Reuben W. Anderson Scholarship
    • Be graduating high school seniors from Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota.
    • Plan to enroll in a full-time, first-year undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year degree granting college or university in the United States.

or

  • Ray S. and Eva Hope Miller Scholarship Fund
    • Be current high school seniors from an eligible public or charter high schools or Alternative Learning Centers (ALCs) located in the city of St. Paul, MN.
      • AGAPE High School
      • Avalon School
      • Central Senior High School
      • City Academy
      • Community of Peace Academy High School
      • Como Park Senior High School
      • Creative Arts Secondary School
      • Cyber Village Academy
      • Face to Face Academy
      • Gordon Parks High School
      • Great River School
      • Harding Senior High School
      • High School for Recording Arts
      • Higher Ground Academy
      • Highland Park Senior High School
      • Hmong College Prep Academy High School
      • Humboldt Secondary School
      • Jennings Community School
      • Johnson Aerospace & Engineering High School
      • Journeys Secondary School
      • LEAP High School
      • Metro Deaf School
      • Nova Classical Academy
      • Open World Learning School
      • St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts
      • Twin Cities Academy High School
      • Washington Technology Magnet
    • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
    • Recipients must attend a college or university within one year following high school graduation.

Awards

The Reuben W. Anderson Scholarship

The student recipients will receive a minimum award amount of $2,000 or more depending upon the funds available for distribution. The authorized distribution for awards will be determined annually by Sponsor based on the total amount available for distribution from the Reuben W. Anderson Scholarship Fund. Scholarship awards and all management costs for the program will be paid from the total amount available for distribution.

Awards are renewable up to three years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher must be maintained.

Ray S. and Eva Hope Miller Scholarship Fund

The student recipients will received a minimum award amount of $3,000 or more depending upon the funds available for distribution. The authorized distribution for awards will be determined annually by the Sponsor based on the total amount available for distribution from the Fund. Scholarship awards and all management cost for the program will be paid from the total amount available for distribution.
Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is obtained, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and continued full-time enrollment.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

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 is not considered for the Ruben W. Anderson Scholarship, but is considered for the Ray S. and Eva Hope Miller Scholarship Fund. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation 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.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in late May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation. 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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 20, 2021 3:00 pm.

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

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!