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Inspire. Invigorate. 





The average cost of tuition and fees in 2016 was reported to be around $10,000 for in-state residents and $25,000 for out-of-state residents at public universities. Unfortunately, students living in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods across the United States face huge financial barriers when it comes to attending college - with many choosing not to enroll. The Ray Strickland Foundation recognizes this disparity and offers scholarships to young people 18 and under who are looking to make a positive contribution to society. 

RSF Scholarships
Other free resources for scholarships and grants
  • Online scholarship search for Federal Student Aid 

  • Your high school, Upward Bound or Talent Search counselor

  • Your library’s reference section

  •  Local foundations, religious or community organizations, businesses and civic groups

How to Apply
1.Submit an updated resume
This is a great way for us to learn more about who you are and any extra-curricular activities, programs, clubs and volunteer programs you may have been a part of. 
2. Official Transcripts
You must have at least a 3.0 grade point average in order to be considered. 
3. 500 Word Essay 
Submit a 500 word essay in MLA format, in response to the topic - "What does education mean to me?"
4.Upload a short video
Submit a short video, no longer than 2 minutes - explaining "How you will use your college degree to make a difference". Be creative and have fun! Show us your awesome personality and your dedication to education. 
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