Attention: 2022 High School Seniors and 2021 Graduates
Applications for college scholarships are still being accepted by Southern Nevada's premier champion of arts and education, The Rogers Foundation, and there’s still time to complete the application.
New this year, for the first time ever and based upon the uncertainty that the ongoing pandemic caused for so many students, the Foundation has extended eligibility to not only current CCSD high school seniors but also 2021 high school graduates. Those interested in scholarship opportunities are urged to discover the minimum eligibility requirements and apply directly online via The Rogers Foundation's website at therogers.foundation to meet the Feb. 13 deadline. While applicants are required to complete the SAT or ACT, there is no minimum score requirement.
“The Rogers Foundation understands the level of uncertainty and fear surrounding Covid-19 that many students experienced in the 2020-2021 school year. The stress of planning for college, trying to remain safe, and dealing with so many challenges caused many students to struggle and change plans to either take a gap year or online classes while they waited for their dream schools to reopen,” said Michelle Sanders, Executive Vice President and COO of The Rogers Foundation. “Now they are limited in the number of scholarships available to them and are being devastated with the reality that their desire to attend the school of their choice may not be financially attainable. We want them to know that they are not the forgotten class. We want to support them in their academic endeavors and get them back on the road to their future.”
The Rogers Foundation offers two different scholarship programs – Rogers Achievers Scholarships and Kentucky Wesleyan Rogers’ Fellows Scholarships. A minimum of 11 Rogers Achievers Scholarships will be given away, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 per year for four years, and the money is valid toward educational costs at any college or university in the United States. Additionally, The Rogers Foundation is giving out a minimum of 10 full-ride Kentucky Wesleyan Rogers’ Fellows Scholarships to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College, an institution many of Jim Rogers' family members attended which also features one of the top arts programs in the area.
The Rogers Foundation is offering a total of $100,000 annually ($400,000 total) in new scholarships for students wishing to pursue higher education, both within the State of Nevada and beyond; the scholarships are for students attending any institution of higher education, including vocational or technical schools, community colleges, or state universities.
$25,000 scholarship: This award is for $25,000 per year (renewable for an additional 3 years). One (1) scholarship will be offered.
$10,000 scholarship: This award is per year (renewable for an additional 3 years) to any institution of higher education. Five (5) scholarships will be offered.
$5,000 scholarship: This award is per year (renewable for an additional 3 years) to any institution of higher education. Five (5) scholarships will be offered.
In honor of James E. Rogers, a Kentucky-born, long-time Las Vegas resident, The Rogers Foundation established the Kentucky Wesleyan Rogers’ Fellows Scholarship. It is open to college-bound residents of Southern Nevada who wish to attend Kentucky Wesleyan.
The Rogers Foundation will offer a minimum of 10 annual full scholarships to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College. These scholarships are open to current high school seniors in the Clark County School District, as well as transferring college freshmen and sophomores enrolled in a college in Southern Nevada. Additionally, each scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition, fees, and room and board. Each award recipient will receive the scholarship for up to four full years of study.