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ABOUT THE RAMAR SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION FUND

Our Mission

To provide financial and moral support to deserving students seeking to better their lives through the pursuit of higher education.

Our Vision

We believe that education is the pathway to success and personal fulfillment. As a volunteer organization, we strive to connect our donors intentions with a deserving student body. In assisting both financially and morally the efforts of students to better their own lives, we can enact real and permanent improvement in the lives of our Scholars, and multiply their efforts to improve their communities, countries, and humanity at large. We hope our Scholars might one day participate in the same cause, paying forward their gratitude and wisdom for future generations.

About RSFI

The Ramar Scholarship Foundation (RSFI) fund was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further their education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college or a trade school, the RSFI plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated, yet underserved, youth and young adults. The RSFI provides individual grants to those who qualify and reapply yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs-of-living.

Who Are RSFI Scholars?

RSFI attracts candidates from all backgrounds, nationwide. They all have a compelling desire to pursue higher education, in spite of many personal, socio-economic setbacks. They are hardworking, resilient and determined individuals who want to make positive contributions to their local and global communities, and they turn to the Ramar Scholarship Foundation to make their ambitions and dreams possible.

Application Period: July 5 - August 31, 2021

The 'Steve Eis' Memorial Scholarship - 2 Available - Apply Today!

Current Employees, or dependents of current Ramar Foods Employees, may be awarded up to $10,000 dispersed at fixed intervals over the course of a four-year undergraduate, post-baccalaureate degree, trade school program, etc. The Educational Institution must be accredited. Typical RSFI Scholarship disbursement schedules are as follows. Depending on the nature of your program, the example final disbursement schedule and the total awarded amounts can differ:

  1. Year 1/Freshman - up to $4,000

  2. Year 2/Sophomore - up to $3,000

  3. Year 3/Junior - up to $2,000

  4. Year 4/Senior - up to $1,000

Total: Up to $10,000 over a 4-year academic career.

The 'Edmund Pascual' Memorial Community Scholarship

Two Scholarships were awarded to Pittsburg High School students in partnership with the Pittsburg Fil-Am Association and the Pittsburg Unified School District in Edmund Pascual's name. The Edmund Pascual Memorial Community Scholarship will be awarded annually.

Edmund Pascual Community Scholars

  • Penelope Phan, Pittsburg High School, 2020

  • Yna Mayed Pedido, Pittsburg High School, 2020

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

APPLY TO AN RSFI SCHOLARSHIP

Thank you for your interest in an RSFI scholarship! You don’t have to be a genius to get an award from RSFI. Ideal applicants are motivated, dedicated and committed to attaining their educational goals and give back to their communities.


Application Checklist:

  1. Send completed RSFI Application (incomplete applications will be rejected) to rsfi.usa@gmail.com.

  2. Two Letters of Recommendation from a teacher, community leader, pastor or mentor with their contact information. You cannot be related to the individual.

  3. Personal Statement

    1. A personal statement is exactly what it sounds like. It's an essay about yourself not exceeding 2000 words, double-spaced on letter/A4 format. Your statement should explain who you are, where you came from, your challenges, what your dreams, goals, and aspirations are and more. It should focus on your strengths and tell us why you're a well-qualified candidate for an RSFI Scholarship.

  4. Your Official Transcript from your last attended educational institution. This must be sent directly from your educational institution to:

    Ramar Foods / RSFI
    YOUR FULL NAME AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR RSFI APPLICATION
    1101 Railroad Lane
    Pittsburg, CA 95616


Award Process: After evaluation by the RSFI committee, Applicants who are shortlisted will be required to submit additional information including, but not limited to:


  1. Supporting documentation detailing the financial situation of your family's tax returns, or your's if financially independent.

  2. A Portrait of yourself in with a minimum resolution of 1000 pixels x 1000 pixels. JPG, JPEG, TIF, PNG are acceptable file-types.


Well-qualified Applicants who meet all eligibility requirements will be notified within 90 days of submitting a fully completed RSFI application.

  • Students pursuing their first undergraduate degree:
    o High school seniors
    o Students with GED diplomas
    o Students enrolled in 2-year or 4-year undergraduate programs
    o Students enrolled in vocational or trade schools

  • Be a US Citizen, US Permanent Resident or DACA Recipients.

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA to Apply.

  • accepted scholars must maintain an academic GPA of 3.0 throughout their academic career.

  • All RSFI Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service.