Elizabeth Claire Meuret
Elizabeth Clair Meuret Memorial Scholarship Fund
Kevin Meuret, along with his six surviving children, created a scholarship in 2020 to honor the memory of the second-youngest Meuret, Elizabeth. Only with us for a short time, Elizabeth made a lifetime of impact on each of us. In an effort to honor her memory combined with our family’s commitment to life-long learning and self-improvement, we felt it fitting to establish a pathway to provide assistance to deserving students studying healing arts. All monies generated and donated to this fund are to provide scholarships, awarded annually to high school seniors in St Louis County headed into healing arts at an accredited college or university. This scholarship is renewable 3 times which can provide 4 years of assistance to deserving young people in Elizabeth’s name.
Scholarship Program Overview
The Elizabeth Claire Meuret Memorial Scholarship (“Scholarship”) will annually award up to 1 (one) new renewable $2,000 scholarship to a student who is majoring in a medical or healthcare field and is enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student in an accredited nonprofit four-year college or university. Each recipient will demonstrate unmet financial need at the college or university they attend in the United States.
It is the expectation of the Foundation and the Donor that the parameters of the program, including award amounts, should be reviewed each Fall before the opportunities are published for the coming year.
To be eligible, the applicant must:
– be graduating from or a recent graduate of high school.
– major in a medical/healthcare field.
– plan to enroll full time in a nonprofit, accredited four-year college or university.
– be a permanent resident of St. Louis County, Missouri.
Roles and Responsibilities
Applicant(s) will be responsible for completing the application, including a personal essay and arranging for required reference(s), supplying appropriate financial disclosures, and submitting the application and related documents to the Foundation by the application deadline.
Recipients may be considered for renewal for up to three additional undergraduate years, if a renewal application is submitted in a timely manner and academic and financial eligibility criteria continue ot be met. Recipients requiring additional terms to complete his or her degree may request up to three semesters of additional funding. Making satisfactory progress toward a degree, generally defined as a 2.5 grade point average on a 4-point scale (or the equivalent) in 12 or more semester hours (or the equivalent), will be considered academically eligible for renewal but each applicant’s facts and circumstances will be considered. Academic parameters for renewal may change from time to time but will be communicated to eligible students at the time of the initial application. The goal is to financially assist the recipient to achieve his college degree. Unmet financial need will be defined as the difference between the cost of attendance and the sum of the families contribution and the student’s grant aid from other sources.
The Foundation will annually review and approve the scholarship application and selection process; establish and maintain complete files on award recipients; provide scholarship grants on a timely basis to the appropriate institution for the benefit of the student; and provide timely reports to the Donor and/or Donor’s designee on the program and fund.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Foundation will review applications to determine other eligibility requirements. Selection will be based on the student’s academic record, contributions to the communities in which the student lives, the quality of the essay and letter(s) of recommendation, and consideration of unusual circumstances.
The St. Louis Community Foundation retains the right to modify administration of the Scholarship if, in the sole judgment of the Foundation, the Scholarship becomes, in effect, unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment, or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community. Such modifications, if necessary, shall always further the Scholarship’s primary purpose of supporting the education of eligible students who have graduated from eligible high schools.
If the fund grows sufficiently to allow expansion, the Donor’s preference is first to increase the amount of the award in line with inflation and cost of attendance, then to increase the number of recipients in line with the program.
No person who is a Disqualified Person shall be a participant with respect to any decision regarding any scholarship applicant or scholarship recipient. The term Disqualified Person shall include any person so defined under Section 4946 of the Code if the Community Foundation and the Fund were private foundations.
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