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 $25,000 through this program. A portion of the proceeds from the Gala Auction are used for this mission. The number of students and amount is based on the proceeds from the auction. The 2016 application deadline has passed and the following applicants have been selected to receive a scholarship.
2016 Award Recipients
Suzanne Evenson - Cor Jesu Academy
.Suzanne graduated from Cor Jesu Academy with a 4.325 GPA. She took many advanced classes, her favorite being AP Calculus, which will be put to good use as she pursues a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Tulsa. She was a member of the National Honor Society from January 2014 through her graduation. She received Magna Cum Laude on the National Latin Exam for three consecutive years. Her school activities included Student Council, Student Ambassador, Christian Action Reaching Everyone (CARE). Athletically Suzanne was a defensive member of the Cor Jesu Volleyball team, and on the St. Louis CYC Volleyball Club since 2009. Suzanne states her reasons for wanting to become a Mechanical Engineer as having always been interested in math and science and at the suggestion of her father she did more research on this career. She found out that she could actually have a hands-on approach to projects and she was always fascinated by how things work. Congratulations and Good Luck to Suzanne.
Katelyn Evers - Ursuline Academy
Katelyn graduated from Ursuline Academy with a 4.41 GPA and was 3rd in her class of 148. Her favorite subject in high school was Honors Physics because it was challenging and made her work hard. Katelyn will be attending the University of Missouri Columbia in the fall on her way to a degree in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Anesthetist. In high school Katelyn was a member of MU Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, French Honor Society and Viaggio (a service related program). Outside of school she was a co-facilitator on Kairos 30 Retreat and Crew Leader of Vacation Bible School for four years. She enjoys helping others and being around kids. She states that knowing she can help impact a young life brings her happiness. Congratulations and Good Luck to Katelyn.
Charlotte Fore - Lindbergh High School
Charlotte graduated from Lindbergh High School with a 4.44 and was 22nd in her class of 482. Her favorite subject was English because she says it encourages critical thinking. Charlotte will be attending Ohio State University in Columbus and pursuing a degree in either Business Management or Marketing. She says that she has always been a natural leader and the business field combines all of her interests in communication, writing, travel and finance into one. Charlotte is receiving the Dr. James A. Sandfort Annual Scholarship which was established in 2009. She was chosen because she best portrays the standards Dr. Sandfort always held in high regard – that of honesty, integrity, a great sense of humor, hard work, community service and excellence. Among Charlotte’s many achievements are the National Honor Society, French Honor Society, and Platinum Renaissance Award for all four years of Lindbergh High School. Her community service includes being a mentor for CHADS Program and a Buddy for the Special Olympics. Congratulations and Good Luck to Charlotte.
Ethan McIntyre - St. Louis University High School
Ethan is a graduate of St. Louis University High School, finishing with a 4.1 GPA. His favorite subject in high school was any science class, but particularly Physics. He loves to figure things out on his own and thinks science is the best place to do that. Ethan will be attending the University of Tulsa in his pursuit of a degree in Electrical Engineering. Among his high school achievements is National Honor Society, National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, First Honors in Academics all four years, and AP Scholar. He also has received the Rockhurst Book Award for his leadership in social justice. He was the Features Editor of his school paper and in his spare time ran Cross Country and proud to be a two-time state champion and was a Distance Runner on the Track and Field Team. And if that wasn’t enough, he also represented his high school as team captain in the Missouri State Inline Hockey Association. Outside of school, Ethan found time to go to Honduras over his Junior and Senior years to help take care of kids in a clinic catering to malnourished children. Congratulations and Good Luck to Ethan.
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.