Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship

Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship
at Gonzaga University
Academic Year 2015-2016
Information and Application Process
Purpose of the Scholarship
The Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship at Gonzaga University was established in the 2000-2001 academic
year to provide financial assistance to particular upper-division undergraduate students. Rogers
Scholars are chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to social justice as made manifest
through community service involvement and student leadership, or both. Special consideration will be
given to students who aspire to be teachers.
Criteria for Eligibility
To qualify for the Rogers Scholarship, the applicant/recipient must:
Be a full-time, undergraduate student in their junior or senior year, or in the fifth year of education
studies, as of the beginning of the fall semester during which the scholarship support will begin.
Applicants do not need to be pursuing certification in an education program, or an education major,
to qualify for the Rogers Scholarship. All majors are welcome
Have a cumulative Gonzaga GPA (grade point average) of at least 3.0 at the completion of the fall
2014 semester.
Have financial need, as determined by federal and institutional measures based on a filed 20152016 FAFSA. (Priority FAFSA filing date is February 1.)
Demonstrate, through a written letter of application, a commitment to service, justice, leadership,
and ethics as indicated by activities or projects pursued while a student at Gonzaga University.
Demonstrate a willingness, as indicated on the application form, to participate in certain activities
which are intended to communicate to the Rogers Foundation the impact the receipt of this award
has had on the recipient.
Submit two letters of recommendation from two different sources, i.e. a current mentor, supervisor,
instructor, or advisor who can attest to your character, your commitment to service, and/or your
dedication to teaching. Letters of recommendation can be done on the “recommendation template,”
found on the website, or submitted in letter format.
Agree to write a reflective letter of appreciation to the Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation,
communicating how the scholarship has made or is making a difference in the recipient’s life.
Awards and Recognition
Gonzaga University will select, or renew a total of 20-25 students as Rogers Scholars for the Academic
Year 2015-2016. Scholarship renewability is dependent on continued funding by the benefactor.
Each Rogers Scholar will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per semester of full time
enrollment, in addition to any other institutional aid previously awarded (not to exceed the total cost
of tuition). The Rogers Scholarship is renewable dependent on continued funding by the benefactor,
and assuming the student continues to meet certain criteria. {Education students may apply for a
third year of eligibility provided a fifth year of studies is required to complete the degree.}
Rogers Scholars will be honored at an annual banquet in the fall hosted by the Mary Stuart Rogers
Foundation, at which time they will be expected to share the highlights or successes of their time at
Gonzaga with their fellow scholars and family, Foundation representatives, and University
representatives attending the banquet.
Each new Rogers Scholar will be presented with a ring at the banquet -- a gift and symbol from the
Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation which commemorates their achievements.
Application and Selection Process
Application for the Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship for the 2015-2016 Academic Year is reviewed by the
Rogers Scholarship Selection Committee (referred to as “the committee”).
The application process is described completely on the Application Form which follows. Only
completed applications which are received by the deadline date of March 6, 2015 will be reviewed.
Preference will be given to students who are, or have been, active in community service leadership;
preference will also be given to students who are pursuing studies with the intent to practice in the field
of education. Awarding of the Rogers Scholarship may be subject to additional conditions in view of the
University’s desire to continue the support of community service involvement on the part of applicants.
If additional conditions are stipulated, they will be presented to the Rogers Scholar upon notification of
the award.
Complete, eligible applications will be reviewed by the committee during the spring 2015. This
committee reserves to itself the right to amend application requirements, timelines, and decision
process at any time. The committee will select, or renew approximately 20 Rogers Scholars and inform
both recipients and non-awarded applicants of the decisions the week of April 20, 2015.
Statement Regarding Ineligibility
Any Rogers Scholarship recipient who is later determined to be ineligible for the Rogers Scholarship on
the basis of a change in prior year’s GPA or other requirement will be notified of their ineligibility in
writing, and their award will be revoked.
The Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship
at Gonzaga University
Academic Year 2015-2016
Submission Deadline:
March 6, 2015
To apply for the Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship, applicants must:
Have a 2015-2016 FAFSA on file with the Gonzaga Financial Aid Office.
Complete this form.
In an essay (attached to this application form), please describe your commitment to community
service, your character, compassion, and dedication to the University’s mission. Please include
specific examples of past or current volunteer experiences, and how they have affected you, your
current involvement in service, and future plans to serve your community. This should be
presented in typed letter format, on a separate page or pages, but not to exceed three pages.
Secure 2 letters of recommendation/reference from two different sources, i.e. a current mentor,
supervisor, instructor, or advisor. A reference template is provided on the web site, but its
use is optional. These letters of recommendation should attest to your character, sense of
justice, your commitment to service, and/or your dedication to teaching. The letters of reference
can be emailed to [email protected] or put in sealed envelopes to be included with this
Full Name:
Student ID#:
______________________________________ Major:______________________________________
Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________
City: __________________________________ State: _____________ Zip: _________________
Cell Phone: (_____)____________________________
Please initial the following as an indication of your understanding:
Scholarship recipients must be willing to participate in activities and projects which are
intended to communicate to the Rogers Foundation the impact the receipt of this award has
had on the recipient’s educational endeavors.
Signature: ______________________________________________
Date: ______________________________
Please return this application, together with all supporting materials, by March 6, 2015 to:
Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship Foundation
c/o Student Employment
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0072
Gonzaga Student Employment Office, College Hall, Room 126
Please contact Robin Guevara at 313-6587 or [email protected]
with any questions.