AARON SEMENSKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Aaron Semenske Scholarship Foundation will award a renewable $3000 academic scholarship to one senior student/athlete. The scholarship will be considered on the basis of academic achievement, athletic participation, involvement in the community and/or religious groups, and demonstrated leadership in the community. Applicants must be in the upper quarter of the graduating class, give evidence of leadership activities, give evidence of demonstrated community service and must be accepted at a 4-year college or university. Recommendations from a faculty member, a varsity coach, and a religious or community leader are also required.
BLOOD DRIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Candidates must have assisted in the planning of the Blood Drives at RBHS or donated blood. The candidates must submit a short essay which includes a personal statement explaining why donating blood is important and how this experience will impact their future. The application must also include two letters of recommendation from RB teachers or staff members.
This $1250 scholarship is awarded to one RBHS senior. Students must have a 3.0, participate in extracurricular activities and be involved in the community. Deadline is March 1st.
This scholarship is for the education and training of graduating RB students who will be attending a technical college or a trade school. It is also available to students attending a 4-year college and plan to major in the engineering field. The scholarship is possible thanks to the very generous donation made by the late Edwin R. Frederickson and will be administered by the Fifth Third Bank. The scholarship is based on, in order of importance; need, scholastic attainment, scholastic potential and community service. This scholarship requires you to upload a transcript. Please email your counselor for your transcript. Apply here: https://www.ofic.org/smr/fredericksen.
FRANCIS HESS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND (April 1st Deadline)
Criteria: High School Senior, Graduating from a high school in the greater Chicago area and attending a four-year, nonprofit college or university. Selection will be based upon: Need, Scholastic attainment, Scholastic potential and Community service. Applicants must submit FAFSA (SAR), current academic transcript, and letter of recommendation before the deadline. Apply here: https://www.ofic.org/smr/hessmemorial
JAMES A. SWANSON SCHOLARSHIPThe James A. Swanson Math Scholarship will be given to at least two graduating seniors planning to further their studies in math-related majors. Awards vary from year to year.
KRISTEN FUERST AWARD
This award is a memorial to Kristen Fuerst, an RBHS student and varsity tennis player who died in a train accident in 1989. This monetary scholarship is awarded to a senior female tennis player for postsecondary training at a two or four year college or university or a trade school who makes a solid contribution to the team with good teamwork qualities, integrity, and a solid work ethic. The winning candidate is determined by the head coach at RBHS.
This scholarship is available to US citizens and North Riverside residents who are under the age of 25. The following must be submitted to the North Riverside Village Hall: completed application, copy of driver’s license or state identification card, minimum of two letters of recommendation, and a short essay. Applications can be picked up at the Village of North Riverside and are due by May 1st.
OTTO HAACK AWARD
A monetary award will go to a RB senior planning to study in the area of industrial technology. Academic record, career goals, and involvement in the field of study will be considered. The recipient will be chosen by the Applied Arts Department. There is no application.
RENEE PETIT FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIPThe Renee Petit Fine Arts Scholarship is intended to assist students who have exhibited outstanding aptitude and creativity in one or more of the fine arts to pursue their educational and or professional studies. The candidate must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all fine arts related high school course work and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. A short essay, a letter of recommendation, and a performance based product which showcases the candidate's talents and achievements in at least one of the fine arts are required.
RIVERSIDE BANK SCHOLARSHIP
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to one graduating senior from RBHS. The recipient will be selected on the basis of positive leadership and character as exhibited by academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and involvement in the community. Applicants must have maintained a “B” average or better and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or trade/vocational school. They must also show financial need. Applicants must submit a completed application and media permission slip to Student Services.
RIVERSIDE BROOKFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
(RBEA) ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP GRANT
The RBEA has established academic scholarship grants of at least $500 to be awarded to graduating seniors. This year's scholarships will be considered on the basis of academic achievement, and involvement in the school and community. Candidates must rank in the upper 20% of the senior class at the end of seventh semester. Finalists may be asked to participate in an interview with the RBEA Scholarship Committee Members.
RIVERSIDE MASONIC LODGE SCHOLARSHIPThe Riverside Masonic Scholarship is a one-time $1000 scholarship which is awarded to a graduating senior at RBHS. Applicants must be in the upper 25% of the class. Academic and extra-curricular activities will be considered.
This $1500 scholarship is given to recognize a female Riverside student with outstanding community service and strong leadership qualities. The recipient must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have demonstrated leadership qualities by serving in a leadership or coordinating capacity for one or more community service projects, and plans to attend college next fall. A personal interview may be required. Application deadline is March 15th. Apply here: https://www.riversidejuniors.org/scholarship-1
This award is a memorial to Robert Hegner for his dedication to student tennis players throughout his 52 years of coaching high school tennis. Although Bob began his teaching and coaching career at Morton High School in Berwyn, in retirement he spent his final 16 years coaching the RB girls’ tennis team and running RB co-ed summer tennis camps. In his honor, his family wishes to award this monetary scholarship to a senior female tennis player for postsecondary training at a two-or four-year college or university or a vocational school and who has made a significant contribution to the team, demonstrating qualities of teamwork, integrity, and a solid work ethic. The winning candidate is determined by the head coach at RBHS.
SENIOR BULLDOG SCHOLARSHIP
This $500 scholarship is awarded to 2 male and 2 female seniors who have earned a varsity letter in at least one sport. Leadership in the classroom, community and athletics, as well as academic achievement, will be considered. Deadline is March 15, 2024.
VINCENT GRIGOLETTI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Vincent Grigoletti, class of 2018, passed away after fighting medulloblastoma for 9 years. He is remembered as a hero for his fight to be at school learning with his friends. Vince never complained, never showed self-pity. He always worked hard and had a smile for those around him, teaching us all to be better people and to appreciate our lives.
Applicants must submit a statement explaining a personal hardship they overcame and what they learned from it. Academic success and financial need may be considered for this $1000 scholarship.
WISE MEN PRAIRIE TRAIL SERVICE AWARDThis $1250 award is given annually to one senior at RBHS. The purpose of this award is to recognize a student committed to community service. This is not an academic achievement award nor is it a scholarship. Interviews will be held.