The deadline for 2014 scholarship entries has past. Stay tuned for our 2014 winners!
Richie's Spirit Foundation, a non-profit started in memory of Richie Herskowitz, will award at least one (1) $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who demonstrates leadership, character, and initiative in school and community affairs and merits academic achievement.
Richie Herskowitz died in October 2007 of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) related causes. He was just short of finishing his senior year of high school. In 1996, Richie became the youngest CF patient to receive a double-lung transplant. Richie lived his life with a positive spirit no matter what obstacles got in his way.
The scholarship applicant must meet the following requirements:1. Is a legal U.S. citizen currently enrolled in a U.S.-accredited high school and will graduate in the spring of 2014;
2. Plans to attend a vocational school, community college, or four-year college full-time during the 2014-2015 academic year;
3. Has a cumulative high school grade point average of a 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent);
4. Has taken challenging courses throughout his or her high school career;
5. Has demonstrated strong leadership roles within his or her community.
A select panel of judges will review all applications and the scholarship recipient(s) will be announced in the summer. Upon submission, applications become property of Richie’s Spirit Foundation.
All applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm EST on March 15, 2014. Under no circumstances will applications be accepted after this deadline.
No snail mail will be accepted.