The Rocky Aker Memorial Scholarship
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $500
DEADLINE: The application for 2021 is closed.
The Rocky Aker Memorial Scholarship is a tribute to the life of Rocky Aker, a beloved family man, friend, classmate, community member, and a respected chiropractor who was taken too soon by a fatal automobile accident on January 16th, 2017. With the permission of his wife Kristi, the Riverview High School class of 1987 has begun this fundraising initiative to create a scholarship in Rocky’s memory to encourage rising medical students and to support the community that Rocky was so devoted to.
The Rocky Aker Memorial Scholarship will accept applications from Riverview High School’s current graduating class with the intention to be granted prior to the start of the Fall semester.
The $500 scholarship is granted to an applicant who is a graduating senior interested in pursuing a health-related degree or chiropractic course of study, post-high school graduation. Funds raised will be tracked and monitored by the scholarship committee (comprised of the RHS 1987 reunion committee), as well as reported to the Riverview High School Foundation.
The scholarship requirement will be awarded in part based on the following criteria:
- A graduating senior from Riverview high school.
- A GPA of at least 3.0.
- Proof of the students’ engagement in school and/or community activities demonstrated by documentation by teachers or community service hours.
- A written description demonstrating personal financial need or family dynamics that deem it necessary to seek post-secondary financial assistance.
- A one-page essay to include the student’s rationale for entering the health-related career, how they have been a positive influence on others during their high school career, why they feel they should be awarded the scholarship, and any future goals where they hope to apply their degree in the future.
- One letter of reference from a current Riverview High School faculty member or staff member.
- The applicant must have no record of truancy or conduct issues and should be a Riverview High School student held in high regard among the RAM community.