Scholarship Application

Online Scholarship Application

Complete your application and submit the required documents online, here on our website. (If you would prefer to send a paper application by mail, links to download the printable application are in the following section.)

A completed and signed application, as well as the following documents, must be received no later than May 1st of each graduation year:

  • Official transcript of your latest High School grades and test scores from ACT or SAT (ACT/SAT does not apply if attending Vocational School). 
  • Proof of acceptance in an accredited college/university or business/trade/vocational school.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from non-family members. 
  • Typewritten Essay. (Topic to be determined.) 

Please make sure that all of these documents are attached with your application.

Due to the far-reaching effects of COVID-19, the next application period will take place in 2022.

Part 1: General Information

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Please include a copy of your acceptance letter, including the address. Please upload in PDF or JPEG format. Maximum file size is 2 MB.
In what field do you plan to pursue an academic program?
Explain why you would like to receive the RBAA scholarship.

Part 2: Academic Background

List academic honors and date(s) received.
List school organizations in which you were an active member. Indicate the length of membership and any offices held in the organization. Include all clubs, athletic teams, performing arts groups, student government and service groups.
List all volunteer service performed with non-school groups. May include church/religious activities, political, civic, youth and service organizations. Provide dates of participation and indicate any leadership role in the group.
List employment during your high school years. Indicate the position(s) held, dates employed and approximate hours worked per week.
Identify those individuals legally responsible for you, such as your parents, guardian or other designated person(s).
List scholarships, grants and other financial aid applied for including the amount and status. Provide any additional financial sources that are available to you for payment of tuition and expenses other than the aforementioned.
Estimate your total expenses for the first year of school:

Part 3: References

Identify three individuals who can vouch for your character and can confirm the purpose for your educational and career plans. Provide the name, address and telephone number for each reference. (Be sure to make each individual aware that they are listed for a reference, as the Scholarship Committee may contact them.)
Provide name, address, phone number and years known.
Provide name, address, phone number and years known.
Provide name, address, phone number and years known.

Part 4: Additional Documents

Please also include the following documents with your application:

  1. A copy of your official transcript.
  2. Proof of acceptance to the school that you intend to attend.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from non-family members.
  4. Typewritten essay.

All of these documents are required. Fields to upload the documents are located below.

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
PDF and JPEG files accepted. Maximum file size is 2 MB.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
PDF and JPEG files accepted. Maximum file size is 2 MB.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
PDF and JPEG files accepted. Maximum file size is 2 MB.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
PDF and JPEG files accepted. Maximum file size is 2 MB.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Write an essay that states the following: “How I plan to help others by furthering my education.”
PDF and JPEG files accepted. Maximum file size is 2 MB.

Part 5: Signatures

To sign this application electronically, please write your name in all caps in the applicable fields. Both the applicant and a parent or guardian must sign the application before submitting.

We declare the responses made in completing this application are true and correct. We understand the information provided will be considered confidential.

Printable Application

If you would prefer to complete a paper application and send it to us in the mail, please click the button below to download the application in Microsoft Word format (.doc).


Have Questions?

Reach out to us if you need more information about the RBAA academic scholarship or the application process.

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