“We want to identify and encourage the passions of high school students in STEM fields. We are looking for innovative minds, creative minds, minds that inspire others, students who want to give back to their community. These students can be anything from computer whizzes who trouble-shoot networks for local nonprofits to budding environmental scientists who spend their weekends repairing trails. We are looking for bright students who want to broaden these skills into careers and lasting community impact.”
- Yucca Rieschel, Member of The Rieschel Foundation Board of Directors
A one time award of $10,000 deposited directly to awardee’s enrolled post-secondary program in a 4 year college or trade school.
High school seniors attending public or private schools or equivalent homeschool programs in the Gallatin Valley.
This annual scholarship from the Rieschel Foundation is awarded to one high school senior demonstrating dedication and commitment to the greater Gallatin Valley community in the areas of science, technology, engineering, or math. Demonstrated volunteer work or internships in the field are required. This scholarship is merit and passion based. Relatives of members of the Rieschel Foundation’s officers or directors are ineligible to apply.
February 1, 2024
Scholarship application opens
March 1, 2024
Scholarship application deadline
Interviews completed for select applicants
Funds deposited directly to awardee’s enrolled post-secondary program
Ready to apply?
Please take note of the following information.
Step 1: Gather Required Information
Please ask two professional references to write you a letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by the March 1st deadline. Your references should be willing to speak to your strengths, experience, and interests within the STEM field as well as your involvement in your school or the community. You will also need their full name, phone number, and email address to complete your application.
You will need your cumulative GPA (your average GPA over all 4 years of high school) and your GPA during your senior year. We will also need you to list any courses that you’ve taken within the STEM field.
Step 2: Username and Password
At the top of the application, there is an option to save your progress and resume later. We highly encourage applicants to use this feature to create a username and password. A link to resume your application will be sent to the email provided.
Step 3: Review and Complete
After clicking 'review' a new page will appear revealing your application. We strongly recommend saving this page for your records as you will not be able to reopen your application after submission. At this point you MUST click 'complete' at the bottom of the page in order for your application to be submitted. Our system will automatically send you an email confirmation indicating that the foundation has received your application.
Step 4: Questions?
Have a question specific to the grant process?Contact our Program Officer