The Roothbert Fund Scholarships are open to all in the United States. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded people entering a wide range of careers. However, strong preference will be given to graduate students as well as undergraduates who have completed at least 1 year of study (i.e., sophomore or junior applicants). Additionally, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education. Preference is given to candidates who reside in or attend schools in certain states.
While the deadline is February 1st each year, applicants may apply starting November 1st each year. Awards are announced in late April, and grants are mailed to the grantees' institutions in August. Besides completing the application, applicants must also submit: a copy of their most recent official transcript; three recommendation letters; and three autobiographical essays. As long as the applicant is in the United States when applying, this is also open to international students.