I want to resubmit my application, because I have more information or because I've revised my essay. Is that OK?
The inaugural scholarship of $2,500 was awarded in 2008. In subsequent years the award was increased to $4,000, $5,000, $6,000, $7,500, upwards to $12,500. The 2017 award is $15,000. Future scholarships will depend on the success of the fundraising and the return on the invested principal amount.
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Ridge Alumni Memorial Scholarship board members will select the winner in accordance with the criteria established by scholarship founders.
Applicants may choose their own evidence of measures of character, determination, personal growth and improvement. GPA and SAT scores are considered only if applicants offer them as indicators of meeting these criteria.
No. Scholarship awards may be applied to a variety of educational, vocational, and related expenses. See the Guidance staff for details.
Recipients will be notified by email prior to May 1.What if I want to write an application that is longer than 750 words? Or attach more pages than specified?
Ridge AMS was founded in 2007 by alumni of the Class of 1967 to mark the 40th anniversary of their graduation and to honor their classmate, John Peterson, who died in Vietnam shortly after graduation and before his full potential could be realized. The fund also honors other classmates and all Ridge High School alumni who have passed away.
Ridge AMS will accept gifts, matching gifts and pledges from anyone who shares its mission. Ridge alumni from any class, Ridge classes, parents, siblings, spouses and children of Ridge students are encouraged to support this cause.
100%. Ridge AMS is an all-volunteer organization. All expenses - administration, web design, printed materials and even legal services - are donated by Ridge AMS organizers.
Make your check payable to: “Ridge Alumni Memorial Scholarship.”
Ridge AMS, 777 Highland Ave., Piedmont, CA 94611
Yes. Ridge AMS will acknowledge your donation via email, and this message can serve as a receipt for income tax purposes.
Yes, donations may be tax deductible under applicable law, IRS 501(c)(3).
Sorry, not at this time.
Annual scholarships are the goal of Ridge AMS. However, if no applicant fits the criteria or if the Fund’s assets are too low to support a grant, the scholarship fund board reserves the right to bypass a graduating class.
Yes. Let us know your plans by writing the total amount of your pledge on the donation form that you submit with your initial contribution. Also tell us the schedule of subsequent payments you are planning to make. We will be happy to send you email reminder notices.
Yes. Ridge AMS will help you take advantage of a matching gift program, and your donor level will be recorded as the sum of both gifts. Different employers have different procedures. You may need to request a matching gift request form from your human resources department, fill out your information, sign the form, and then send the form to us along with the Ridge AMS donation form and your check. We will fill out our portion of your employer's form and send it back to your employer for processing. Alternatively, your employer may want to contact us directly. After your employer determines our eligibility, your employer may send its matching gift check to us.
Yes. Planned giving would include naming Ridge AMS in wills, trusts or split interest gifts. Consult your financial advisor to learn more about your planned giving options.
Yes. Donation of appreciated shares of a mutual fund or a stock can be a tax-efficient alternative to a cash gift. You will be able to deduct the current market value of the gift for income tax purposes, and you will avoid capital gains taxes you would have owed if you had sold the assets.
Send it with your check to: Ridge AMS, 777 Highland Ave., Piedmont, CA 94611. Use the donation form.
Ridge AMS will do its best to accommodate any message offered by a contributor.
No. Feel free to remain anonymous if you wish. This is an option on the donation form.
Of course. Ridge AMS welcomes messages dedicated to anyone associated with Ridge High School - student, alumni, parent, child, teacher, classmate or friend - who contributed to the journey of another.
Insofar as possible, your message will appear just as you submit it. Ridge AMS reserves the right to delete inappropriate language or content.
As soon as possible. Your donation will be deposited by Ridge AMS, and your message will then be added to the Virtual Memorial by volunteers. Ridge AMS volunteers will make every effort to post messages promptly, and appreciate your patience.
Ridge AMS was founded by members of RHS Class of 1967. John Peterson became the first person from that class to pass away when he was killed in Vietnam shortly after graduating. John was the catalyst for Ridge AMS and the model for its scholarship criteria. The Class of ’67 challenges RHS graduates from other classes to exceed its Virtual Memorial message count and contributions.
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