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RIPA Scholarship Application

Stay tuned for scholarship applications – Spring 2023!

What is the RIPA Scholarship?

 

The first place RIPA Scholarship is a $2,500 for one year. A runner-up RIPA winner may be awarded at the Committee’s discretion in the amount of $2,500, also for one year.

 

Who may apply?

 

Any senior high school student who is a child, grandchild or legal dependent of a current RIPA employee and who will be enrolling in an accredited college or university for the year beginning in September may apply. The enrollment may be in a curriculum of any number of years, but the scholarship will not exceed one year.

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

The first place RIPA Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship for one year. A runner-up RIPA Scholarship may be awarded at the Committee’s discretion in the amount of $2,500, also for one year. Any senior high school student who is a child, grandchild or legal dependent of a current RIPA employee and who will be enrolling in an accredited college or university for the following school year may apply. The enrollment may be in a curriculum of any number of years, but the scholarship will not exceed one year.

How will the application be judged?

The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Scholarship Committee based on the general worthiness of the application. The Committee will

RIPA scholarships

consider (l) scholastic standing, (2) ACT and/or SAT scores, (3) extracurricular activities, (4) career goals, (5) past employment, (6) essay and (7) thoroughness of the completed application. This is a merit based scholarship and not based on applicant’s needs.

 

If selected as a finalist by the Committee, you may be required to attend a pre-selection, in-person interview at the RIPA office on a date selected by the Committee. If selected as one of the recipients, you MUST attend the RIPA Scholarship Awards Dinner to receive your award.

How will the confidentiality of the application be protected?

When the application has been received by RIPA, each application will be given a number and an acknowledgment is sent to the applicant. The application is handled only by the Committee support staff. Once this has been completed, the first page of the application will be placed in a sealed envelope marked only with the application number. Staff will then review the application in detail and remove any and all words or references that provide information relating to the applicant’s identity or affiliated RIPA employee. The Committee will meet at a predetermined time to review only anonymized copies of the application. Should any committee member recognize the applicant through the remaining information, that member will disqualify themselves from consideration of that application and the remaining Committee members will make the determinations regarding that application. Only winning envelopes are opened and the others are destroyed.