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Rossi and Ferguson Memorial Scholarship

2 winners, $1,000 each
Application Deadline
Aug 15, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 15, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate student

Dario and Gloria Rossi and Keith and Karen Ferguson were beloved grandparents who worked hard to help their grandchildren attend college.

Financial stressors can be an overwhelming burden for many college students, distracting them from their academic work. It can be difficult to succeed in the classroom when worrying about how to pay for tuition, housing, food, and other necessities. Students who have to work to come up with these funds are often at a disadvantage when compared to their peers due to having limited time to devote to their studies.

This scholarship seeks to honor the lives of all four grandparents by supporting deserving students who are pursuing their collegiate dreams. A quote that one grandson was given by Dario Rossi before his passing was to 'Never give up, just keep working'. The hope is that the recipients of this scholarship will do just this.

Any undergraduate student pursuing a two or four-year degree may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

To apply, submit an original and creative essay in response to the prompt “What could go wrong?”

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published May 21, 2024
Essay Topic

Please write a creative essay of 1,000 words or less answering the prompt, "What could go wrong?" Our hope is that you will have fun and share with us your creativity and passion through your original piece. 

500–1000 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 15, 2024. Winners will be announced on Sep 15, 2024.