The Richard and Louise Varco Scholarship Program was established to assist students who plan to continue their education at an accredited college or vocational school in Minnesota.
The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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 Richard and Louise Varco Scholarship Program must be:
The authorized distribution for awards is determined annually by the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation based on the total amount available from the Richard and Louise Varco Scholarship Fund.
Awards will not exceed $5,000.
Awards are not renewable. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Applicants will be notified in April.
Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of consideration of:
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.
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. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 1, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically