Check City's $2,000 scholarship essay contest for college students is closed for 2023 applications. The winner will be announced by June 14th, 2023. Applications will re-open January 2024.
The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship contest is named for Richard Rawle, the father of Check City CEO Tracy Rawle. The Rawle family believes that education is essential for making communities thrive. With the Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship funds, students can finance their education and go on to support and elevate their communities.
How to Apply for the Scholarship
The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship began in 2021 and is an essay contest with only a few other basic requirements.
All students are encouraged to apply, regardless of their major or minor. This includes high school seniors starting college that year, undergraduate college students, and graduate college students.
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To be eligible for the Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship, applicants must meet the following basic requirements:
- Be currently enrolled in an accredited university or college in the United States
- Be enrolled full-time
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Submit at least 1 reference letter
- Submit a scholarship essay
- The scholarship essay should be at least 500 words
- The scholarship essay should answer the following prompt . . .
Scholarship Essay Prompt
“How have you given back to your community and what did you learn in the process?”
Scholarship Application Deadline
The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship Committee will be accepting scholarship applications from January 1st to June 1st.
The scholarship application submission deadline is June 1st.
Once all submissions are received, they will be reviewed by the Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship Committee and the scholarship winner will be announced on June 14th.
The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the university or college that the winning applicant is attending, with $1,000 being given for two semesters, accumulating in a total scholarship fund of $2,000 over the course of two semesters.
Scholarship Contact Information
For questions about the scholarship, email the Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship Committee at the following email address: email@example.com
Previous Scholarship Winners
2023 Scholarship Winner – Sojung Bok
Sojung Bok is a member of the Utah State Board of Education Student Advisory Council and worked to pass a bill that now provides free period products in school restrooms. She's now writing recommendations for the Board of Education on how to create better mental health training for educators in her district.
She also planned and orchestrated the Washington County Flea Market Fundraiser after learning that a third of her town suffered from food insecurity. All the proceeds of the flea market went to the Southern Utah branch of the Utah Food Bank to help families in her area.
She's also connected with the world at large by teaching English to a student in Ukraine who wishes to one day study abroad.
2022 Scholarship Winner - Ashis Dhakal
Ashis Dhakal created a nonprofit foundation called Namaskar United that collects clothes and hygiene products to help the homeless.
The foundation also helps provide resources to cancer patients and children with birth defects in developing countries, particularly in Nepal where Ashis is originally from.
Namaskar United has raised over $5,000 and has helped over 1,000 people as of 2022.
2021 Scholarship Winner – Angelina Xu
As a freshman in High School, Angelina Xu volunteered at a Children’s Specialized Hospital. As a sophomore, she was inspired by her freshman year service to found the Miracle Network Foundation to raise money and awareness for pediatric illnesses.
The Miracle Network had a goal to raise $2,000 and ended up raising $10,000. They sold 300 lbs of cookie dough for the holiday season by rallying different clubs and sports at school to form fundraising teams, going door-to-door to businesses to hang flyers, coordinating a 6-hour dance marathon, and creating Zoom support sessions for patient families.