Gertrude McDaris Ruskin and Sidney H. Ruskin Scholarship

Center for Scholarship Administration (CSA)

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Feb 22, 2020 2:00pm PST

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student High School Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: North Carolina

Minimum GPA: 2.5

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The Gertrude McDaris Ruskin and Sidney H. Ruskin Scholarship is providing scholarships for deserving students. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit, independent organization is the facilitator of the program.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must: 
    • Be residents of one of three counties in North Carolina (Buncombe, Haywood, or Madison) or should reside on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Swain & Jackson Counties.
    • Be of the Baptist, Methodist, or Presbyterian faith.
    • Be of the Cherokee Indian descent; or Anglo-Saxon descent and have ancestors who resided in one of the original 13 colonies at the time of the Revolutionary War.
    • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Recipients must be full-time each semester and working toward an undergraduate degree.
  • The awards will be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies and should not exceed these costs.
  • Schools can a recipient attend:
    • Recipients may attend an accredited, public or private, two-year or four-year, college or university.
    • The institution must be an educational organization that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of pupils or students in attendance at the place where its educational activities are regularly carried on. To the extent the institution is involved in the selection of the recipients (if at all), such involvement must comply with the Fund's policy of awarding scholarships on an objective and non-discriminatory basis as well as the Fund's Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • This scholarship is non-renewable; however, current recipients may reapply and be considered in competition with new applicants. 


  • Preference will be given to those who wish to attend Mars Hill College, Warren Wilson College, Berea College, Carson-Newman, and Reinhardt University. 
  • It is the preference of the donor that recipients attend colleges or universities controlled by one of the three Protestant denominations and preferably one of the colleges or universities which requires its students to work part time for the purpose of paying tuition and expenses.