Each year, the Crestwood - Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce awards local graduating High School seniors with Scholarships to the University of their choice. To date, we have donated more than $31,000 through this program. A portion of the proceeds from the Gala Auction , and other events throughout the year are used for this mission. The number of students and amount is based on the proceeds from the auction. The 2017 application deadline has passed and the following applicants have been selected to receive a scholarship.
2017 Award Recipients
The Chamber sends letters to the Counselors of Lindbergh School District and every private high school in the Metropolitan St. Louis area, along with a Scholarship Application packet with instructions to distribute to all graduation seniors who reside in either the City of Crestwood or the City of Sunset Hills.
One of the top criteria is that the student must reside in one of our two cities. The scholarship is awarded on merit, not financial need. Each application received is thoroughly reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and rated in five categories - academics, test scores, school and community involvement, essay, and overall impression. Those scores are tallied and the top 10 to 12 students are pulled out and reviewed even more closely.
At that point the group is narrowed down to 5 to 7 students for the Committee to personally interview. After the interviews, the Committee votes on their top choices based on the amount of funds available for scholarships that year.
Pictured above, from left to right: Olivia Hoijavri, Nolan Hoang, and Amanda Aiken. Brett Kim was not available when the photograph was taken.