The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship From Check City

June 2, 2023

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. 

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship, applicants must meet the following 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

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.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

If you meet the eligibility requirements listed above then you can fill out the scholarship application by hitting the Apply Now button on this page. The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.

The application will ask for some basic information like:

  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • The name of your college or university (needs to be within the US) 
  • What year you are in college (high school graduates would be college freshmen) 
  • Your expected college graduation date 
  • Your current GPA (needs to be at least 2.5) 
  • A description of the community service or volunteer work that you have done
  • A description of the extracurricular activities you have done

At the end of the application, upload the following documents:

Document 1: Scholarship Essay

Read our tips and tricks for writing a scholarship essay to learn more about what makes a great paper. 

Essay Requirements:

  • Your scholarship essay should be at least 500 words. 
  • Upload your essay as a Microsoft Word Doc, a Google Doc, or a PDF. 
  • The scholarship essay should answer the following prompt:

Essay Prompt:

“How have you given back to your community and what did you learn in the process?”

Document 2: Reference Letter(s)

  • Submit at least 1 reference letter for your scholarship application. 
  • Upload your reference letter(s) as a Microsoft Word Doc, a Google Doc, or a PDF. 
  • Reference letters can be written by anyone who is familiar with the applicant. For instance, a teacher, a professor, an employer, or someone who has worked with the applicant in their community service endeavors. Family members are discouraged from writing reference letters for applicants.

Application Submission 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:

Previous Scholarship Winners

Ashis Dhakal Check City Scholarship Winner

Ashis Dhakal - 2022 Scholarship Recipient

This year we had an applicant that stood out not only for what he has given back, but for his continued passion to serve those around him. This winner represents the mission of Check City, and we are pleased to award the 2022 Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship to Ashis Dhakal. Ashis Dhakal founded the nonprofit organization, Namaskar United Foundation, to collect clothes and coats for people without housing in Utah.

Angelina Check City Scholarship Winner

Angelina - 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Check City is proud to announce that the winner of our first-ever Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship is Angelina. Angelina is an exemplary member of her community, volunteering at children's hospitals, creating Zoom support sessions for the families of sick patients, running fundraisers, mentoring and tutoring, founding her own nonprofit organization, and more!