The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship From Check City

August 27, 2021

Check City is excited to announce a $2,000 scholarship essay contest for college students.

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.

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 freshman) 
  • 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 you will be asked to 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. 

  • 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: 
“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 1, 2022 to June 1, 2022. 

The scholarship application submission deadline is June 1, 2022. 

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 14, 2022.

The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the university or college that the winning applicant is attending. 

Scholarship Contact Information

For questions about the scholarship, email the Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship Committee at the following email address: scholarship@checkcity.com

Previous Scholarship Winners

2021 Winner

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!