Niche College Scholarship

ROB Foundation Scholarship

April 30, 2025
Awards Available: 5

Scholarship Description

The ROB Foundation Scholarship is dedicated to supporting students who have faced the significant challenge of losing a parent or guardian and are pursuing higher education. Offering up to five $1,000 awards, this scholarship is available to high school seniors or current college/university/trade school students who embody the foundation's ethos: Remember, Overcome, and Build. It recognizes the resilience and determination of students who are striving to create a brighter future despite their loss.

Scholarship Details

  • Five $1,000 scholarships available
  • For students who have lost a parent or guardian
  • Aimed at those attending college, university, or trade school

Eligibility Criteria

  • High school senior or current college/university/trade school student with at least one full academic year remaining
  • One deceased parent or primary guardian
  • Residency in specific counties of North Carolina and South Carolina

Application Process

  1. Write a 500-word essay reflecting on how the loss has inspired new goals and a path forward
  2. Attach one letter of recommendation detailing character and potential
  3. Complete and submit the application form with all required documents by April 30th at 11:59 p.m. ET

One letter of recommendation is required. This letter should detail your character, fortitude, and ability to build a bright future. This can be written by a teacher, coach, academic advisor, employer, or other non-parent/guardian adult who can comfortably speak to your strengths as an individual. The letter should be no more than two pages in length.

Important Dates:

  • Application Period: March 1 - April 30th
  • Award Notification: Late May to early June Scholarship Search