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Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship

Offered by Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation

Reviewed by Brian GeigerLast updated Nov 22, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

February 20, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school senior with a demonstrated track record of academic achievement and one or more parents who are full-time employees in the financial services industry? If you are, the Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship may be a good fit for you! Each year, the Gordon A. Rich (“GAR”) Memorial Foundation awards scholarships to up to seven hardworking, academically gifted students with parents who work in the financial services field. These scholarships are worth $12,500 per year and may be renewed for up to four years. This totals to $50,000 over the course of one’s undergraduate career! Additionally, if you are chosen as the recipient of the Parkman Prize, you will win an additional $5,000! The Parkman Prize winner is the student with the highest GPA for the application cycle. 

Gordon A. Rich was an individual of extraordinary talent, energy, and persistence with a passion for life and people. The GAR Memorial Foundation was created with the mission of continuing his legacy by awarding grants and scholarships to support the higher education goals of recipients. If you feel that you fit the eligibility criteria, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be the dependent child of full-time employees who have at least five years of experience in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). You must also be planning on enrolling as a freshman at a four-year university in the United States, demonstrate financial need, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and meet the eligibility criteria below.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Minimum GPA



Applicants must have one or more parents who are full-time employees in the financial services industry.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

500-word essay

Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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