The Melissa Belote-Ripley Scholarship Fund was founded to provide college assistance for graduating seniors who have been committed to swimming throughout high school, regardless if they plan to swim in college.
The Melissa Belote Ripley Scholarship is a need-based scholarship. There is no cut-off for applicants. But when awarding the scholarship, we account for how it will affect each applicant's educational opportunities. We do not consider race, sex, religion, age, national origin or sexual orientation. We do not award scholarships to applicants who are not qualified and reserve the right not to award a scholarship in a given year.
Each application is carefully reviewed by our selection committee. The applications are scored separately by the committee members, and the applicant with the highest collective score receives the scholarship.
To be considered for the Melissa Belote Ripley Scholarship Award, applicants must complete an application and return it by February 28th. The application must include:
All four of the above items must be submitted before the application will be considered.
Your high school registrar can mail an official transcript to:
The Melissa Belote Ripley Scholarship Fund
4015 S. McClintock Drive, Suite 103
Tempe, AZ 85282
Letters of recommendation should be sent as pdf files (with the name of the applicant as part of the file name) directly from the author to firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter should indicate the capacity in which the letter writer knows the applicant, e.g. as a student, employee, or other capacity.
Questions about the application process may be directed to email@example.com .