Each May during the week of commencement exercises, the Union R-XI School Foundation awards tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to dozens of graduating Wildcat seniors at a scholarship awards night. This year, the presentation was held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, and the total amount of awards was $54,000. Over the past thirty years, the total amount of scholarships given has been over $550,000!
The students apply for the awards and are selected by a committee of Foundation directors. Jane Ridder, retired R-XI teacher and long-time Foundation board member, has led the process since the early 1990s, finalizing recipients, coordinating presenters, and helping college-bound teens learn the fine art of the thank you note.
Students interested in applying for a Foundation scholarship should use the PDF form that can be accessed on this website’s Documents page under the Resources menu above.
Please click here for a PDF list of all the Union R-XI Foundation scholarships that have been awarded each year since 1993. You will need a PDF reader, such as Adobe Reader, to view and print the document.
Many, many thanks to Janet Goodman, Registrar in the Union High School Counseling Office, for compiling the list!
Finally, below you will find the most recent scholarships, presenters, and recipients of all the Foundation gifts that were awarded to the Class of 2019 at the annual UHS Senior Scholarship Night held Tuesday, May 14, in the high school theater:Image