Swanson Scholarship

About the scholarship

Rich was a member of the Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma Pi. It was an organization in which he and Ruth wished to continue in his absence by virtue of a very generous gift. It is in the memory of that gift and their philanthropy that the AIEF established the Rich and Ruth Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship reminds both incoming freshmen to Missouri University of Science and Technology and alumni of Sigma Pi to leave a lasting legacy to everyone around us and to those that come after us.

Applicants must meet the following standards:

  • Must be graduated from high school or its equivalent and be enrolled to attend Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Must submit an application to the foundation

Applicants will be reviewed for the ability to meet the following standards:

  • Demonstrate sufficient scholarship aptitude from their high school GPA to warrant merit-based scholarship
  • Demonstrate leadership experience that will continue through college and beyond to do great things
  • Demonstrate the character and motivation to obtain an education and work hard to continue that education

Applicants will be required to:

  • Provide an official transcript of high school grades
  • Submit an application
  • Submit an essay describing their intended path of study, career ideas, and a time when they faced adversity and successfully overcame it in 2,000 words or more.

Please submit your application, transcripts, and essay to:

Alpha Iota Educational Foundation
206 E. 12th St.
Rolla, MO 65401

    Swanson Scholarship Online Application Form

     

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    It is not a requirement of this scholarship that the applicant be a member, or intend to join, the Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity. It is the intent to award meritorious applicants carrying on in the spirit demonstrated by Rich and Ruth Swanson. Rich was a member of the Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma Pi and thus it was an organization in which he and Ruth wished to continue in his absence by virtue of a very generous gift.

    It is in the memory of that gift and their philanthropy that the Alpha Iota Educational Foundation (AIEF) established the Rich and Ruth Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship reminds both incoming freshman to Missouri University of Science and Technology and alumni of Sigma Pi to leave a lasting legacy to all around us and those that come after us.

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