We believe that college should be affordable for everyone. Luckily, there are many tech school scholarships available to students who have financial need and the initiative to apply.

 

Ranken provides both merit- and need-based scholarship funding to students who qualify and apply in time. We’ll also help you find a variety of scholarships for technical schools that are provided by donors and organizations. Our goal is to help students pay for their tuition, books, tools and other expenses through our many scholarship options.

When To Apply

Scholarship applications are available for download beginning April 1 each year, and will be awarded for the following academic year. Different tech school scholarships each have their own set of criteria and deadline dates. Download our scholarship guide to get all of the details on scholarships offered at the college.

Questions? Therese Velleca, Ranken’s scholarship counselor, is here to help. Contact her at 314-286-4866 or [email protected].

How to Apply

In order to be considered for any financial need-based scholarships for technical schools, you must first file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You can complete your FAFSA online, or visit the Financial Aid Office at Ranken for assistance.

Make Sure You’re Eligible

We want to help you get as much funding as you can, but there are a few things that can disqualify you. Be aware and make sure you can get the scholarships you need!

  • Incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered. Read the scholarship instructions carefully, and make sure you’ve submitted all of the application materials.
  • During the selection process, priority of funding will be given to first-time college students seeking their first degree.
  • If a student is currently in default status on a previous student loan, that student will not be eligible to receive Ranken’s tech school scholarships. If you’re not sure about your loan status, or need help figuring out how to get out of default, contact our Financial Aid office.
  • Late applications will not be considered. All applications must be received in the Financial Aid office by the deadline date.

Not all applicants will be awarded a scholarship. But remember: you’re much more likely to receive one or more scholarships for technical schools if you submit your application early.

Scholarship Name Amount Criteria Deadline Application
RED BUD INDUSTRIES SCHOLARSHIP 1 - $5,800

RED BUD INDUSTRIES SCHOLARSHIP
(For 1st year CST, ESDT, EAT, Industrial Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology and PMT students)
Red Bud Industries is one of the most respected manufacturers of coil processing equipment in the world.  As part of its 2009 50th Anniversary celebration, Red Bud Industries has established a $5,800 annual scholarship to Ranken Technical College.  Their goal is to remain a leader in the industry by helping the next generation of local students gain the skills necessary to build world class equipment for a global economy.  The Red Bud Industries Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has been accepted for admission into Ranken Technical College for the Fall semester. This scholarship will apply only to 1st year tuition expenses and cannot be renewed for a 2nd year.  A 3.0 GPA must be earned in the Fall semester to receive the scholarship in the Spring semester.
Application requirements:

  • List of activities in high school/community involvement
  • Complete application
  • Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers
  • Transcripts (high school)

June 1

RED BUD INDUSTRIES SCHOLARSHIP

The Plumbing Industry Council Scholarship Varies

THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP (For minority students in Plumbing/Pipefitting) The Plumbing Industry Council of St. Louis has donated funds to establish the Plumbing Industry Council Scholarship. This scholarship is for minority students in the day school Plumbing Technology Program and evening school Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology program. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Applicants must be a minority
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 250 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

The Plumbing Industry Council Scholarship

Patty Maher Scholarship Fund for Women in the Trades Varies

PATTY MAHER SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN THE TRADES (For female Ranken students) Patty Maher was the first woman to integrate Ranken Technical College and graduated with a diploma in Carpentry. Friends and family of Patty Maher have donated funds to create this memorial scholarship fund at Ranken Technical College to benefit Women in the Trades. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1


Patty Maher Scholarship Fund for Women in the Trades

Michael K. Niemeier Memorial Scholarship Varies

MICHAEL K. NIEMEIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (For HVAC students) Friends and family of Michael K. Niemeier have donated funds to establish the Michael K. Niemeier Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is for 1st year students in the HVAC program. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 250 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

Michael K. Niemeier Memorial Scholarship

The Centene Charitable Foundation/McCluer High School Scholarship 1-$9,200

CENTENE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION/MCCLUER HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP (For students attending and graduating from McCluer High School) The Centene Charitable Foundation/McCluer High School Scholarship has been established to benefit one student who is currently attending and graduates from McCluer HS in the Ferguson-Florissant School District in St. Louis, MO. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be currently attending and graduate from McCluer HS in the Ferguson-Florissant School District in St. Louis, MO
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (250-word minimum)
• One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• Transcript (high school)
• Applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and a “MEETS” in their Work Ethic grade to remain eligible for the scholarship in their second year

June 1

The Centene Charitable Foundation/McCluer High School Scholarship

Eric and Barb Nelson Scholarship for Normandy High School 1 -Two-year scholarship ($3,000 per year)

ERIC AND BARB NELSON SCHOLARSHIP FOR NORMANDY HIGH SCHOOL (For Normandy HS graduates) Eric and Barb Nelson have donated funds to establish this scholarship to benefit students graduating from Normandy High School in St. Louis, MO. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be currently attending or have graduated from Normandy HS in St. Louis, MO
• In the event there are no qualified applicants from Normandy HS, the scholarship will be awarded to a qualified student from the Parkway School District
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (250-word minimum)
• One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• Transcripts (high school)
• Applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and “MEETS” in their Work Ethic grade to remain eligible for the scholarship in their second year
Deadline:

June 1

Eric and Barb Nelson Scholarship for Normandy High School

CASA Scholarship for Normandy High School 1 - One-year scholarship ($10,000 per year)

CASA SCHOLARSHIP FOR NORMANDY HIGH SCHOOL (For Normandy HS students in the CASA program) The CASA Scholarship for Normandy High School has been established to benefit one student who is currently attending and graduates from the Center for Academic & Social Advancement program at Normandy High School. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be currently attending and graduate from the CASA program at Normandy HS in St. Louis, MO
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (250-word minimum)
• One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• Transcripts (high school)
• Applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and a “MEETS” in their Work Ethic grade to remain eligible for the scholarship in their second year

June 1

CASA Scholarship for Normandy High School

William Birdsell Scholarship Varies

WILLIAM BIRDSELL SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student) Funds have been donated to establish the William Birdsell Scholarship. This scholarship is for students in all majors who demonstrate financial need. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

William Birdsell Scholarship

James A. Halley Scholarship Varies

JAMES A. HALLEY SCHOLARSHIP (For 1st year students in all majors) Funds have been donated to establish the James A. Halley Scholarship. This scholarship is for 1st year students in all majors who demonstrate financial need. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

James A. Halley Scholarship

The Boeing Company Scholarship 3 One-year scholarships ($2500)

THE BOEING COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP (For 2nd year Precision Machining, Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology students) The Boeing Company has contributed $7,500 to fund three scholarships for students who are pursuing a degree in one of the majors below. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be attending the 2nd year of PMT, Advanced Manufacturing or Information Technology
• Preference is given to female students
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher in the applicant’s major

June 1

The Boeing Company Scholarship

Benner/Green “Learning for Success” Scholarship Fund 1 - 2 year scholarship $10,000 per year

BENNER/GREEN “LEARNING FOR SUCCESS” SCHOLARSHIP FUND (For a student graduating from Smith-Cotton HS or Anna-Jonesboro HS) Mr. William J. Benner has contributed funds to establish the Benner/Green “Learning for Success” Scholarship Fund to benefit one student from Smith-Cotton HS or Anna-Jonesboro HS. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be currently attending or have graduated from Smith-Cotton HS in Sedalia, MO or Anna-Jonesboro Community HS in Anna, IL
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (250-word minimum)
• One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• Transcripts (high school)
• Applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5
• Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and a “MEETS” in their Work Ethic grade to remain eligible for the scholarship in their second year

June 1

Benner/Green “Learning for Success” Scholarship Fund

Ford ASSET Certified Dealership Program Scholarship 5 - $1,000 Scholarships

FORD ASSET SCHOLARSHIP (For Ford ASSET 2nd year students) Ford Motor Company has donated $5,000 in support of scholarships for students at Ranken Technical College enrolled in the Ford ASSET Program. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Application requirements:
• Applicants must have completed at least one year of their Ford ASSET Program
• Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
• Applicants must have earned at least a “MEETS” in their Work Ethic grade
• Applicants must be sponsored as an ASSET intern by a Ford or Lincoln dealer
• Complete application
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from the student’s Ranken Ford ASSET instructor

June 1

Ford ASSET Certified Dealership Program Scholarship

David Ranken Scholarship Varies

The David Ranken Scholarship will be awarded annually to students who have been accepted for admission to the College for the Fall semester. Competition is open to all students who will be graduating from high school in May and have been accepted to Ranken in a full-time (12+ hours) associate degree or certificate program. The amount of the scholarship will vary depending on the number of scholarships awarded. Application requirements:
• High school class rank
• High school grades-preference to those earning higher grades in more difficult classes
• Leadership activities in high school and community
• Complete application
• Essay discussing the role of the technician in American society
• Two letters of recommendation from teachers attesting to the student’s academic promise

June 1

David Ranken Scholarship

Bank of America Scholarship Varies

BANK OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student) Bank of America has generously donated funds to establish the Bank of America Scholarship. Application requirements:

• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

General Application

The Chester M. Flegel Trust in Memory of Esther Flegel, His Mother Varies

THE CHESTER M. FLEGEL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP In memory of Esther Flegel, his mother (For any Ranken student) This endowed scholarship fund was established in 2012. Mr. Flegel’s trust stated that he was interested in helping students achieve through education. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

General Application

William Riechmann Scholarship Varies

WILLIAM L. RIECHMANN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND (For any Ranken student) Helen A. Riechmann has donated funds for this scholarship in the memory of her brother, William L. Riechmann. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

General Application

Arnie Knepper Memorial Scholarship Application In conjunction with The St. Louis Auto Racing Fan Club 1 - One-year scholarship ($500 per year)

ARNIE KNEPPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

In conjunction with the St. Louis Auto Racing Fan Club (For 2nd year High Performance Racing Technology students) The Arnie Knepper Memorial Scholarship is a $500 award for a 2nd year student in High Performance Racing Technology or a student entering High Performance Racing Technology after completing the Automotive Maintenance Technology Program. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)
• Recipient should plan to attend the St. Louis Auto Racing Fan Club’s annual Banquet of Champions
• Recipient will need to supply a short bio and photo to be included in the program for the banquet

June 1

Arnie Knepper Memorial Scholarship Application

Emerson Electric Company Scholarship Varies

EMERSON ELECTRIC COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP (For all Ranken students) Emerson Electric Company has donated financially to establish an endowed scholarship fund at Ranken Technical College. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

General Application

Nu Way-Rhomberg Scholarship Amount Varies

NU WAY-RHOMBERG SCHOLARSHIP FUND (For 2nd semester Carpentry students) Nu Way Concrete Forms has contributed to establish a scholarship fund at Ranken Technical College for a student in the Carpentry Program. This fund was formed as an honorarium to the founders of the company and their descendants to recognize the hard work and business philosophy started by Adolph and Art Rhomberg, Sr. Application requirements:
• Applicants must have completed at least one semester in the Carpentry Division
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher in the Carpentry Program

June 1

NuWay-Rhomberg Application

The Facility Operators and Service Providers Association (FOSPA) Scholarship 1 - $500

FACILITY OPERATORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION (FOSPA) SCHOLARSHIP (For Industrial Technology students) FOSPA has donated $500 to Ranken Technical College to fund a scholarship for a student in the Industrial Technology Division. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)
• Recipient should attend at least one FOSPA monthly meeting and educational program

June 1

FOSPA Scholarship Application

Earl & Myrtle Walker Endowed Scholarship Fund Varies

EARL & MYRTLE WALKER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND (For any Ranken student) Earl & Myrtle Walker generously donated to establish an endowed scholarship fund for Ranken Technical College students. Since his graduation from Ranken’s Welding Program in 1941, Earl Walker has touched the lives of countless people through his professional and civic endeavors. His wife, Myrtle, was instrumental in the success of Earl’s business, Carr Lane Manufacturing Company. Carr Lane grew over the years to become an international supplier of airplane and machinery parts. Earl joined the Ranken Board of Trustees in 1997. In May 2006 Earl received an honorary Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) degree from Ranken. This marked the first degree from the BSAM program. Earl passed away in 2011 leaving an enduring legacy to Ranken and future generations of students. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

General Application

Anheuser-Busch InBev Scholarship Varies

ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student) Anheuser-Busch InBev Company contributed $200,000 to set up an endowed scholarship fund for Ranken Technical College students. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

General Application

John Allan Love Foundation Scholarship Varies

JOHN ALLAN LOVE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student, preference to Independent students) The John Allan Love Foundation was founded in 1974 by John Allan Love, a St. Louis businessman. The Foundation seeks to support St. Louis higher education institutions which contribute to the region and the country. Ranken is honored to have been selected to receive their support through this endowed fund. Application requirements:
• Preference to Independent students
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

John Allan Love Scholarship Application

E. Desmond Lee Scholarship Varies

E. DESMOND LEE SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student) E. Desmond Lee, renowned St. Louis philanthropist, was a great supporter of education, Ranken Technical College and a longtime member of Ranken’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Lee passed away in 2011 leaving an enduring legacy to Ranken and future generations of students. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

General Application

JM Family Enterprises and JM&A Group Endowed Scholarship Varies

JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES and JM&A GROUP ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP (For Automotive students) JM Family Enterprises and JM&A Group has contributed a total of $250,000 over a five year period, beginning in 2008. The objective of this endowed scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Ranken Technical College students enrolled in the Automotive Division. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be enrolled in the Automotive Division
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

JM&A Scholarship Application

Jeanne L. Dennis Scholarship Fund Varies

JEANNE L. DENNIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND (For African American students) This fund was established through the generous gift from Jeanne L. Dennis to be used for scholarships to benefit African American students at Ranken Technical College. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be African American
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

Jeanne L. Dennis Scholarship Application

Robert A. Gau Endowed Industrial Technology Scholarship Varies

ROBERT A. GAU ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (For 1st year Industrial Technology students) Robert A. Gau, Mechanical Drafting graduate (1960), has established an endowed scholarship to provide assistance to Ranken Technical College Industrial Technology students. The scholarship is to be used to help cover the costs of tuition and tools only. First year recipients may reapply for the scholarship for their second year at Ranken. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

Robert A. Gau Scholarship Application

Robert C. Jaudes Endowed Scholarship Varies

ROBERT C. JAUDES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student) Mr. Robert C. Jaudes has generously donated funds to establish the Robert C. Jaudes Scholarship. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

General Application

Lanny Lamont Endowed Scholarship for the Manufacturing Division Varies

LANNY LAMONT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR MANUFACTURING (For 2nd semester Manufacturing students) Mary Walker established the Lanny Lamont Endowed Scholarship in honor of her father’s friend. This scholarship recognizes Mr. Lamont’s generous support of the St. Louis region, his efforts to grow manufacturing locally, his many years of business advice and loyal friendship to her father, Earl Walker. Lanny Lamont is a member of the Ranken Technical College Board of Trustees. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be enrolled in Advanced Manufacturing, Precision Machining, Industrial Technology or Welding
• Applicants must have completed at least one semester of their Ranken major
• Applicants must have earned a “Meets” or Exceeds” expectations in their Work Ethic grade
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher

June 1

The Monticello College Foundation Scholarship $2,500 Six scholarships available

MONTICELLO COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (For female students) The Monticello College Foundation has donated $15,000 to Ranken Technical College. Ranken Technical College will use these scholarship funds to provide six women with $2,500 to begin their enrollment at Ranken during the Fall semester each year. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be female
• Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 career GPA
• Recipients must perform 20 hours of community service per semester
• Complete application
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

Monticello College Foundation Scholarship Application

Maverick Technologies Scholarship 1 -$1,500

MAVERICK TECHNOLOGIES SCHOLARSHIP (For 2nd semester Electrical students) Maverick Technologies has generously donated a scholarship of $1,500 to be awarded to a student enrolled in Ranken’s Electrical Division. Application requirements:
• Applicants must have completed at least one semester in the Electrical Division
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher

June 1

Maverick Technologies Scholarship

Ernest C. & Ernest H. Dvorachek Scholarship Number varies - One-year scholarship ($1,000 per year)

ERNEST C. & ERNEST H. DVORACHEK SCHOLARSHIP (For 2nd semester Electrical students) Ranken Technical College has received a donation in honor of Ernest C. & Ernest H. Dvorachek. This family gift will be used to provide $1,000 scholarships to Ranken students in the Electrical Division. Application requirements:
• Applicants must have completed at least one semester in EAT
• Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
• Applicants must have earned at least a “Meets” expectations in their Work Ethic grade for each semester
• Complete application
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher in the EAT Program

June 1

Dvorachek Scholarship Application

The Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis Construction Scholarship 1 - $1,000

THE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION SCHOLARSHIP (For Architectural, Carpentry, HVAC and Plumbing students) The Home Builders Association is funding a $1,000 scholarship for a Ranken Technical College 1st or 2nd year student who is enrolled in the Construction Division. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be enrolled in Architectural Technology, Carpentry and Building Construction, HVAC or Plumbing Technology
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher

June 1

Home Builders Association Scholarship Application

The Saigh Foundation Grant $5,000 - Two scholarships available

THE SAIGH FOUNDATION GRANT (For recent high school graduates) The Saigh Foundation approved a grant for Ranken Technical College in the amount of $10,000. This donation will be used to provide two $5,000 scholarships for recent high school graduates attending Ranken in the Fall semester following their Spring graduation. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Transcripts (high school)

June 1

Saigh Foundation Scholarship Application

Louis L. Seyer Scholarship 1 - $2,000 per semester

LOUIS L. SEYER SCHOLARSHIP (For Precision Machining and Advanced Manufacturing students) In honor of Louis L. Seyer’s lifetime work and dedication to the machining industry, Seyer Industries has established an $8,000 scholarship to be used at Ranken Technical College for students entering the Precision Machining (PMT) or Advanced Manufacturing Programs. The scholarship will be awarded annually to be used for tuition, tools and books. The PMT or Advanced Manufacturing Ranken student(s) awarded the scholarship will receive $2,000 per semester in which they maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, up to the scholarship maximum of $8,000 per student. During the student’s final semester, the company may offer the opportunity for the student to work part-time at Seyer Industries. Seyer Industries will compensate the student according to their experience and abilities. In addition, the student may be offered full-time employment with the company upon graduation from Ranken. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Two letters of recommendation from teachers or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)
• Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to continue receiving the scholarship

June 1

Seyer Scholarship and Application

The Bridgeton Kiwanis Scholarship 5 - $1,000

THE BRIDGETON KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIP (For Bridgeton-North County students) The Bridgeton Kiwanis have established an annual scholarship for students in their immediate area seeking a technical education. The scholarship will be awarded to students who have been accepted for admission to Ranken Technical College for the Fall semester. The highest priority will be given to students who reside in the 63044 and 63043 zip codes. If there are no candidates from those zip codes, students from the following North County zip codes will be considered: 63031, 63042, 63045, 63114 and 63134. Application requirements:
• Applicants must reside in one of the approved North County zip codes
• The recipient must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to renew the scholarship for their 2nd year
• Complete application
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

Bridgeton Kiwanis Scholarship Application

Alumni Scholarship Varies

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

(For Ranken Alumni or family of Ranken Alumni)

Alumni of Ranken Technical College have donated to a fund to support the Alumni Scholarship to be awarded to previous graduates and relatives of Ranken graduates.

Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• A letter describing how a Ranken alumnus has shown a lasting impression, influence, inspiration or motivation
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

Alumni Scholarship Application

Ranken Technical College Donor Scholarship Varies

RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE DONOR SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student) Thanks to generous contributions from multiple donors, Ranken Technical College is able to offer the Ranken Technical College Donor Scholarship. Throughout the year, many individuals and their families contribute funds to Ranken to be used for scholarships. These funds are combined and awarded as the Ranken Technical College Donor Scholarship.

Ranken appreciates all of our many donors*, including:
Frankie Freeman
The Jackson & Bush Families
Albert E. Suter
Ranken Technical College Employees
Andy & Peggy Newman
Dale Bauer
John and Joan Wittman
*This list may not include every donor.

Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

General Application

Greater East St. Louis Community Fund Scholarship 1 -$1,000

GREATER EAST ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY FUND SCHOLARSHIP (For Ranken students residing in East St. Louis or Brooklyn, IL) Established in 1991, the Greater East St. Louis Community Fund is dedicated to enhancing the social, economic and physical quality of life for citizens of East St. Louis and Brooklyn, IL. The fund supports programs and services that demonstrate evidence of mitigating the effects of poverty, deprivation and social and economic inequities. Recipients may reapply their 2nd year for these $1,000 scholarships. Application requirements:
• Applicants must reside in East St. Louis or Brooklyn, IL
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

Greater East St. Louis Community Fund Application

Dennis M. Jones Family Foundation Scholarship Varies

DENNIS M. JONES FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (For 1st year Ranken students from the St. Louis Metropolitan area) The Dennis M. Jones Family Foundation is a St. Louis foundation that provides scholarships to underprivileged students. The Foundation was formed in 2000 by Mr. Jones, the founder of Jones Pharma Inc. Scholarships will be awarded to Ranken Technical College students from the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Application requirements:
• Applicants must reside in the St. Louis Metropolitan area
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

Dennis M. Jones Scholarship Application

BJ Cothran Scholarship 1 - One-year scholarship ($2,500 per year)

BJ COTHRAN SCHOLARSHIP (For 2nd year female students)

The Barbara “BJ” Cothran Memorial Scholarship Fund for Women was established by family members to provide financial assistance to academically gifted women attending Ranken Technical College. A scholarship will be awarded to a female student who is entering their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer

June 1

BJ Cothran Scholarship Application

Strippgen Education Foundation Varies

STRIPPGEN EDUCATION FOUNDATION (For Missouri residents) Funds have been donated to establish the Strippgen Education Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship is for students in all majors who reside in Missouri and demonstrate financial need. Application requirements:
• Applicants must reside in Missouri
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

General Application

Ben Ernst Scholarship Varies

BEN ERNST SCHOLARSHIP (For any student-preference to minorities) In order to honor the past president of Ranken Technical College, the Pettus Foundation has established the Ben Ernst Scholarship. Annual awards will vary based on available funding. In order to reapply for their 2nd year, recipients must have earned at least a career 3.0 GPA and at least a “MEETS” expectations in their Work Ethic grade. Application requirements:
• Preference given to minorities
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

Ben H. Ernst Scholarship

Gene Haas Scholarships Varies - multiple scholarships available

THE GENE HAAS SCHOLARSHIP (For Precision Machining and Advanced Manufacturing students) The Gene Haas Foundation has contributed a grant to provide scholarship assistance to students in the Precision

Machining and Advanced Manufacturing Technology programs. Both new and continuing students may apply. Award amounts will vary from $1,000 to $3,000. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

June 1

GENE HAAS Scholarship Application

Scholarship
Name: RED BUD INDUSTRIES SCHOLARSHIP
Amount: 1 - $5,800
Criteria:

RED BUD INDUSTRIES SCHOLARSHIP
(For 1st year CST, ESDT, EAT, Industrial Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology and PMT students)
Red Bud Industries is one of the most respected manufacturers of coil processing equipment in the world.  As part of its 2009 50th Anniversary celebration, Red Bud Industries has established a $5,800 annual scholarship to Ranken Technical College.  Their goal is to remain a leader in the industry by helping the next generation of local students gain the skills necessary to build world class equipment for a global economy.  The Red Bud Industries Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has been accepted for admission into Ranken Technical College for the Fall semester. This scholarship will apply only to 1st year tuition expenses and cannot be renewed for a 2nd year.  A 3.0 GPA must be earned in the Fall semester to receive the scholarship in the Spring semester.
Application requirements:

  • List of activities in high school/community involvement
  • Complete application
  • Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers
  • Transcripts (high school)
Deadline:

June 1

Name: The Plumbing Industry Council Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP (For minority students in Plumbing/Pipefitting) The Plumbing Industry Council of St. Louis has donated funds to establish the Plumbing Industry Council Scholarship. This scholarship is for minority students in the day school Plumbing Technology Program and evening school Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology program. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Applicants must be a minority
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 250 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Patty Maher Scholarship Fund for Women in the Trades
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

PATTY MAHER SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN THE TRADES (For female Ranken students) Patty Maher was the first woman to integrate Ranken Technical College and graduated with a diploma in Carpentry. Friends and family of Patty Maher have donated funds to create this memorial scholarship fund at Ranken Technical College to benefit Women in the Trades. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Michael K. Niemeier Memorial Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

MICHAEL K. NIEMEIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (For HVAC students) Friends and family of Michael K. Niemeier have donated funds to establish the Michael K. Niemeier Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is for 1st year students in the HVAC program. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 250 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: The Centene Charitable Foundation/McCluer High School Scholarship
Amount: 1-$9,200
Criteria:

CENTENE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION/MCCLUER HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP (For students attending and graduating from McCluer High School) The Centene Charitable Foundation/McCluer High School Scholarship has been established to benefit one student who is currently attending and graduates from McCluer HS in the Ferguson-Florissant School District in St. Louis, MO. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be currently attending and graduate from McCluer HS in the Ferguson-Florissant School District in St. Louis, MO
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (250-word minimum)
• One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• Transcript (high school)
• Applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and a “MEETS” in their Work Ethic grade to remain eligible for the scholarship in their second year

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Eric and Barb Nelson Scholarship for Normandy High School
Amount: 1 -Two-year scholarship ($3,000 per year)
Criteria:

ERIC AND BARB NELSON SCHOLARSHIP FOR NORMANDY HIGH SCHOOL (For Normandy HS graduates) Eric and Barb Nelson have donated funds to establish this scholarship to benefit students graduating from Normandy High School in St. Louis, MO. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be currently attending or have graduated from Normandy HS in St. Louis, MO
• In the event there are no qualified applicants from Normandy HS, the scholarship will be awarded to a qualified student from the Parkway School District
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (250-word minimum)
• One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• Transcripts (high school)
• Applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and “MEETS” in their Work Ethic grade to remain eligible for the scholarship in their second year
Deadline:

Deadline:

June 1

Name: CASA Scholarship for Normandy High School
Amount: 1 - One-year scholarship ($10,000 per year)
Criteria:

CASA SCHOLARSHIP FOR NORMANDY HIGH SCHOOL (For Normandy HS students in the CASA program) The CASA Scholarship for Normandy High School has been established to benefit one student who is currently attending and graduates from the Center for Academic & Social Advancement program at Normandy High School. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be currently attending and graduate from the CASA program at Normandy HS in St. Louis, MO
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (250-word minimum)
• One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• Transcripts (high school)
• Applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and a “MEETS” in their Work Ethic grade to remain eligible for the scholarship in their second year

Deadline:

June 1

Name: William Birdsell Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

WILLIAM BIRDSELL SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student) Funds have been donated to establish the William Birdsell Scholarship. This scholarship is for students in all majors who demonstrate financial need. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: James A. Halley Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

JAMES A. HALLEY SCHOLARSHIP (For 1st year students in all majors) Funds have been donated to establish the James A. Halley Scholarship. This scholarship is for 1st year students in all majors who demonstrate financial need. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: The Boeing Company Scholarship
Amount: 3 One-year scholarships ($2500)
Criteria:

THE BOEING COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP (For 2nd year Precision Machining, Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology students) The Boeing Company has contributed $7,500 to fund three scholarships for students who are pursuing a degree in one of the majors below. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be attending the 2nd year of PMT, Advanced Manufacturing or Information Technology
• Preference is given to female students
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher in the applicant’s major

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Benner/Green “Learning for Success” Scholarship Fund
Amount: 1 - 2 year scholarship $10,000 per year
Criteria:

BENNER/GREEN “LEARNING FOR SUCCESS” SCHOLARSHIP FUND (For a student graduating from Smith-Cotton HS or Anna-Jonesboro HS) Mr. William J. Benner has contributed funds to establish the Benner/Green “Learning for Success” Scholarship Fund to benefit one student from Smith-Cotton HS or Anna-Jonesboro HS. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be currently attending or have graduated from Smith-Cotton HS in Sedalia, MO or Anna-Jonesboro Community HS in Anna, IL
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (250-word minimum)
• One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
• Transcripts (high school)
• Applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5
• Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and a “MEETS” in their Work Ethic grade to remain eligible for the scholarship in their second year

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Ford ASSET Certified Dealership Program Scholarship
Amount: 5 - $1,000 Scholarships
Criteria:

FORD ASSET SCHOLARSHIP (For Ford ASSET 2nd year students) Ford Motor Company has donated $5,000 in support of scholarships for students at Ranken Technical College enrolled in the Ford ASSET Program. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Application requirements:
• Applicants must have completed at least one year of their Ford ASSET Program
• Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
• Applicants must have earned at least a “MEETS” in their Work Ethic grade
• Applicants must be sponsored as an ASSET intern by a Ford or Lincoln dealer
• Complete application
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from the student’s Ranken Ford ASSET instructor

Deadline:

June 1

Name: David Ranken Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

The David Ranken Scholarship will be awarded annually to students who have been accepted for admission to the College for the Fall semester. Competition is open to all students who will be graduating from high school in May and have been accepted to Ranken in a full-time (12+ hours) associate degree or certificate program. The amount of the scholarship will vary depending on the number of scholarships awarded. Application requirements:
• High school class rank
• High school grades-preference to those earning higher grades in more difficult classes
• Leadership activities in high school and community
• Complete application
• Essay discussing the role of the technician in American society
• Two letters of recommendation from teachers attesting to the student’s academic promise

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Bank of America Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

BANK OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student) Bank of America has generously donated funds to establish the Bank of America Scholarship. Application requirements:

• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Application:

General Application

Name: The Chester M. Flegel Trust in Memory of Esther Flegel, His Mother
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

THE CHESTER M. FLEGEL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP In memory of Esther Flegel, his mother (For any Ranken student) This endowed scholarship fund was established in 2012. Mr. Flegel’s trust stated that he was interested in helping students achieve through education. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Application:

General Application

Name: William Riechmann Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

WILLIAM L. RIECHMANN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND (For any Ranken student) Helen A. Riechmann has donated funds for this scholarship in the memory of her brother, William L. Riechmann. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Application:

General Application

Name: Arnie Knepper Memorial Scholarship Application In conjunction with The St. Louis Auto Racing Fan Club
Amount: 1 - One-year scholarship ($500 per year)
Criteria:

ARNIE KNEPPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

In conjunction with the St. Louis Auto Racing Fan Club (For 2nd year High Performance Racing Technology students) The Arnie Knepper Memorial Scholarship is a $500 award for a 2nd year student in High Performance Racing Technology or a student entering High Performance Racing Technology after completing the Automotive Maintenance Technology Program. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)
• Recipient should plan to attend the St. Louis Auto Racing Fan Club’s annual Banquet of Champions
• Recipient will need to supply a short bio and photo to be included in the program for the banquet

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Emerson Electric Company Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

EMERSON ELECTRIC COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP (For all Ranken students) Emerson Electric Company has donated financially to establish an endowed scholarship fund at Ranken Technical College. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Application:

General Application

Name: Nu Way-Rhomberg Scholarship
Amount: Amount Varies
Criteria:

NU WAY-RHOMBERG SCHOLARSHIP FUND (For 2nd semester Carpentry students) Nu Way Concrete Forms has contributed to establish a scholarship fund at Ranken Technical College for a student in the Carpentry Program. This fund was formed as an honorarium to the founders of the company and their descendants to recognize the hard work and business philosophy started by Adolph and Art Rhomberg, Sr. Application requirements:
• Applicants must have completed at least one semester in the Carpentry Division
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher in the Carpentry Program

Deadline:

June 1

Name: The Facility Operators and Service Providers Association (FOSPA) Scholarship
Amount: 1 - $500
Criteria:

FACILITY OPERATORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION (FOSPA) SCHOLARSHIP (For Industrial Technology students) FOSPA has donated $500 to Ranken Technical College to fund a scholarship for a student in the Industrial Technology Division. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)
• Recipient should attend at least one FOSPA monthly meeting and educational program

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Earl & Myrtle Walker Endowed Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

EARL & MYRTLE WALKER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND (For any Ranken student) Earl & Myrtle Walker generously donated to establish an endowed scholarship fund for Ranken Technical College students. Since his graduation from Ranken’s Welding Program in 1941, Earl Walker has touched the lives of countless people through his professional and civic endeavors. His wife, Myrtle, was instrumental in the success of Earl’s business, Carr Lane Manufacturing Company. Carr Lane grew over the years to become an international supplier of airplane and machinery parts. Earl joined the Ranken Board of Trustees in 1997. In May 2006 Earl received an honorary Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) degree from Ranken. This marked the first degree from the BSAM program. Earl passed away in 2011 leaving an enduring legacy to Ranken and future generations of students. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Application:

General Application

Name: Anheuser-Busch InBev Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student) Anheuser-Busch InBev Company contributed $200,000 to set up an endowed scholarship fund for Ranken Technical College students. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Application:

General Application

Name: John Allan Love Foundation Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

JOHN ALLAN LOVE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student, preference to Independent students) The John Allan Love Foundation was founded in 1974 by John Allan Love, a St. Louis businessman. The Foundation seeks to support St. Louis higher education institutions which contribute to the region and the country. Ranken is honored to have been selected to receive their support through this endowed fund. Application requirements:
• Preference to Independent students
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: E. Desmond Lee Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

E. DESMOND LEE SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student) E. Desmond Lee, renowned St. Louis philanthropist, was a great supporter of education, Ranken Technical College and a longtime member of Ranken’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Lee passed away in 2011 leaving an enduring legacy to Ranken and future generations of students. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Application:

General Application

Name: JM Family Enterprises and JM&A Group Endowed Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES and JM&A GROUP ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP (For Automotive students) JM Family Enterprises and JM&A Group has contributed a total of $250,000 over a five year period, beginning in 2008. The objective of this endowed scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Ranken Technical College students enrolled in the Automotive Division. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be enrolled in the Automotive Division
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Jeanne L. Dennis Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

JEANNE L. DENNIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND (For African American students) This fund was established through the generous gift from Jeanne L. Dennis to be used for scholarships to benefit African American students at Ranken Technical College. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be African American
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Robert A. Gau Endowed Industrial Technology Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

ROBERT A. GAU ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (For 1st year Industrial Technology students) Robert A. Gau, Mechanical Drafting graduate (1960), has established an endowed scholarship to provide assistance to Ranken Technical College Industrial Technology students. The scholarship is to be used to help cover the costs of tuition and tools only. First year recipients may reapply for the scholarship for their second year at Ranken. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Robert C. Jaudes Endowed Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

ROBERT C. JAUDES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student) Mr. Robert C. Jaudes has generously donated funds to establish the Robert C. Jaudes Scholarship. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Application:

General Application

Name: Lanny Lamont Endowed Scholarship for the Manufacturing Division
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

LANNY LAMONT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR MANUFACTURING (For 2nd semester Manufacturing students) Mary Walker established the Lanny Lamont Endowed Scholarship in honor of her father’s friend. This scholarship recognizes Mr. Lamont’s generous support of the St. Louis region, his efforts to grow manufacturing locally, his many years of business advice and loyal friendship to her father, Earl Walker. Lanny Lamont is a member of the Ranken Technical College Board of Trustees. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be enrolled in Advanced Manufacturing, Precision Machining, Industrial Technology or Welding
• Applicants must have completed at least one semester of their Ranken major
• Applicants must have earned a “Meets” or Exceeds” expectations in their Work Ethic grade
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher

Deadline:

June 1

Name: The Monticello College Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $2,500 Six scholarships available
Criteria:

MONTICELLO COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (For female students) The Monticello College Foundation has donated $15,000 to Ranken Technical College. Ranken Technical College will use these scholarship funds to provide six women with $2,500 to begin their enrollment at Ranken during the Fall semester each year. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be female
• Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 career GPA
• Recipients must perform 20 hours of community service per semester
• Complete application
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Maverick Technologies Scholarship
Amount: 1 -$1,500
Criteria:

MAVERICK TECHNOLOGIES SCHOLARSHIP (For 2nd semester Electrical students) Maverick Technologies has generously donated a scholarship of $1,500 to be awarded to a student enrolled in Ranken’s Electrical Division. Application requirements:
• Applicants must have completed at least one semester in the Electrical Division
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Ernest C. & Ernest H. Dvorachek Scholarship
Amount: Number varies - One-year scholarship ($1,000 per year)
Criteria:

ERNEST C. & ERNEST H. DVORACHEK SCHOLARSHIP (For 2nd semester Electrical students) Ranken Technical College has received a donation in honor of Ernest C. & Ernest H. Dvorachek. This family gift will be used to provide $1,000 scholarships to Ranken students in the Electrical Division. Application requirements:
• Applicants must have completed at least one semester in EAT
• Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
• Applicants must have earned at least a “Meets” expectations in their Work Ethic grade for each semester
• Complete application
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher in the EAT Program

Deadline:

June 1

Name: The Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis Construction Scholarship
Amount: 1 - $1,000
Criteria:

THE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION SCHOLARSHIP (For Architectural, Carpentry, HVAC and Plumbing students) The Home Builders Association is funding a $1,000 scholarship for a Ranken Technical College 1st or 2nd year student who is enrolled in the Construction Division. Application requirements:
• Applicants must be enrolled in Architectural Technology, Carpentry and Building Construction, HVAC or Plumbing Technology
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher

Deadline:

June 1

Name: The Saigh Foundation Grant
Amount: $5,000 - Two scholarships available
Criteria:

THE SAIGH FOUNDATION GRANT (For recent high school graduates) The Saigh Foundation approved a grant for Ranken Technical College in the amount of $10,000. This donation will be used to provide two $5,000 scholarships for recent high school graduates attending Ranken in the Fall semester following their Spring graduation. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Transcripts (high school)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Louis L. Seyer Scholarship
Amount: 1 - $2,000 per semester
Criteria:

LOUIS L. SEYER SCHOLARSHIP (For Precision Machining and Advanced Manufacturing students) In honor of Louis L. Seyer’s lifetime work and dedication to the machining industry, Seyer Industries has established an $8,000 scholarship to be used at Ranken Technical College for students entering the Precision Machining (PMT) or Advanced Manufacturing Programs. The scholarship will be awarded annually to be used for tuition, tools and books. The PMT or Advanced Manufacturing Ranken student(s) awarded the scholarship will receive $2,000 per semester in which they maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, up to the scholarship maximum of $8,000 per student. During the student’s final semester, the company may offer the opportunity for the student to work part-time at Seyer Industries. Seyer Industries will compensate the student according to their experience and abilities. In addition, the student may be offered full-time employment with the company upon graduation from Ranken. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Two letters of recommendation from teachers or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)
• Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to continue receiving the scholarship

Deadline:

June 1

Name: The Bridgeton Kiwanis Scholarship
Amount: 5 - $1,000
Criteria:

THE BRIDGETON KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIP (For Bridgeton-North County students) The Bridgeton Kiwanis have established an annual scholarship for students in their immediate area seeking a technical education. The scholarship will be awarded to students who have been accepted for admission to Ranken Technical College for the Fall semester. The highest priority will be given to students who reside in the 63044 and 63043 zip codes. If there are no candidates from those zip codes, students from the following North County zip codes will be considered: 63031, 63042, 63045, 63114 and 63134. Application requirements:
• Applicants must reside in one of the approved North County zip codes
• The recipient must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to renew the scholarship for their 2nd year
• Complete application
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Alumni Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

(For Ranken Alumni or family of Ranken Alumni)

Alumni of Ranken Technical College have donated to a fund to support the Alumni Scholarship to be awarded to previous graduates and relatives of Ranken graduates.

Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• A letter describing how a Ranken alumnus has shown a lasting impression, influence, inspiration or motivation
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Ranken Technical College Donor Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE DONOR SCHOLARSHIP (For any Ranken student) Thanks to generous contributions from multiple donors, Ranken Technical College is able to offer the Ranken Technical College Donor Scholarship. Throughout the year, many individuals and their families contribute funds to Ranken to be used for scholarships. These funds are combined and awarded as the Ranken Technical College Donor Scholarship.

Ranken appreciates all of our many donors*, including:
Frankie Freeman
The Jackson & Bush Families
Albert E. Suter
Ranken Technical College Employees
Andy & Peggy Newman
Dale Bauer
John and Joan Wittman
*This list may not include every donor.

Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Application:

General Application

Name: Greater East St. Louis Community Fund Scholarship
Amount: 1 -$1,000
Criteria:

GREATER EAST ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY FUND SCHOLARSHIP (For Ranken students residing in East St. Louis or Brooklyn, IL) Established in 1991, the Greater East St. Louis Community Fund is dedicated to enhancing the social, economic and physical quality of life for citizens of East St. Louis and Brooklyn, IL. The fund supports programs and services that demonstrate evidence of mitigating the effects of poverty, deprivation and social and economic inequities. Recipients may reapply their 2nd year for these $1,000 scholarships. Application requirements:
• Applicants must reside in East St. Louis or Brooklyn, IL
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Dennis M. Jones Family Foundation Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

DENNIS M. JONES FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (For 1st year Ranken students from the St. Louis Metropolitan area) The Dennis M. Jones Family Foundation is a St. Louis foundation that provides scholarships to underprivileged students. The Foundation was formed in 2000 by Mr. Jones, the founder of Jones Pharma Inc. Scholarships will be awarded to Ranken Technical College students from the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Application requirements:
• Applicants must reside in the St. Louis Metropolitan area
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: BJ Cothran Scholarship
Amount: 1 - One-year scholarship ($2,500 per year)
Criteria:

BJ COTHRAN SCHOLARSHIP (For 2nd year female students)

The Barbara “BJ” Cothran Memorial Scholarship Fund for Women was established by family members to provide financial assistance to academically gifted women attending Ranken Technical College. A scholarship will be awarded to a female student who is entering their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Strippgen Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

STRIPPGEN EDUCATION FOUNDATION (For Missouri residents) Funds have been donated to establish the Strippgen Education Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship is for students in all majors who reside in Missouri and demonstrate financial need. Application requirements:
• Applicants must reside in Missouri
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Application:

General Application

Name: Ben Ernst Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

BEN ERNST SCHOLARSHIP (For any student-preference to minorities) In order to honor the past president of Ranken Technical College, the Pettus Foundation has established the Ben Ernst Scholarship. Annual awards will vary based on available funding. In order to reapply for their 2nd year, recipients must have earned at least a career 3.0 GPA and at least a “MEETS” expectations in their Work Ethic grade. Application requirements:
• Preference given to minorities
• Complete application
• Financial Need-FAFSA is required to determine need
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1

Name: Gene Haas Scholarships
Amount: Varies - multiple scholarships available
Criteria:

THE GENE HAAS SCHOLARSHIP (For Precision Machining and Advanced Manufacturing students) The Gene Haas Foundation has contributed a grant to provide scholarship assistance to students in the Precision

Machining and Advanced Manufacturing Technology programs. Both new and continuing students may apply. Award amounts will vary from $1,000 to $3,000. Application requirements:
• Complete application
• Essay (approximately 200 words)
• Recommendation from a teacher or employer
• Transcripts (high school and/or college)

Deadline:

June 1