Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarships provide support to full-time college and university students who may otherwise have insufficient means to obtain or complete their formal education. Scholarships typically range from $1,000 to $8,500, according to individual need, and approximately 200 scholarships are awarded annually.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, currently enrolled (or about to enroll) full-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, and maintaining a GPA of at least 3.2 on a four-point scale. Undergraduate applicants must be under the age of 30 at the time of application, and graduate student applicants must be under the age of 40. Candidates may not apply to support study toward a second degree at level for which they already possess a degree—for example, a second bachelor’s degree or a second master’s degree.
In addition to academic ability, candidates must demonstrate good character, and the foundation ordinarily prefers to award scholarships to individuals with goals that show promise of future benefit to society. The foundation requires all candidates to undertake a personal interview at its offices in New York City—it does not reimburse travel expenses for this interview.
Please note: The application cycle for these awards opens in August each year and closes when the foundation has received a sufficient number of applications to guarantee effective distributions. Funding decisions are made shortly after personal interviews.