Applications for college scholarships are now being accepted by Southern Nevada's premier champion of arts and education, The Rogers Foundation. 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.foundationto meet the Feb. 5 deadline. While applicants are required to complete the SAT or ACT, there is no minimum score requirement.
“Scholarship season is our favorite time of year as we get to fulfill our ongoing pledge to transform lives through arts and education,” said Michelle Sanders, Executive Vice President, and COO of The RogersFoundation. “We want to encourage the students to apply for a scholarship so they can pursue their educational goals. The stress of planning for college is hard and real and we want to help ease the financial stress associated with attending college.”
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.
Rogers Achievers Scholarships
The Rogers Foundation is offering a total of $100,000annually ($400,000 total) in new scholarships for students wishing to pursuehigher education, both within the State of Nevada and beyond; the scholarshipsare for students attending any institution of higher education, includingvocational 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.
Kentucky Wesleyan Rogers' Fellows Scholarship
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 fullscholarships to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College. These scholarships are opento current high school seniors in the Clark County School District, as well astransferring college freshmen and sophomores enrolled in a college in SouthernNevada. Additionally, each scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition,fees, and room and board. Each award recipient will receive the scholarship forup to four full years of study.