ROK Scholar Application (2023-2024)
Reaching Our Kids (ROK) is a local non-profit organization that provides a unique blend of academic scholarships and mentoring to Barstow’s high school students who display academic promise in the face of considerable social circumstances. Unlike most scholarship programs that target young children and distribute scholarship rewards for college, ROK targets junior high students and awards them while in high school. Thus, ROK is one of the nation’s only true “High School Scholarship Programs”. The scholarship is designed to help cover school clothing, yearbooks, letterman jackets, college application fees, and a host of other school-related expenses. Scholarship recipients must commit to maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and completing a customized plan that includes community service, leadership preparation, and multi-level mentoring. Criteria taken into consideration for all applicants include GPA, interview, citizenship, career goals, and a recommendation from (2) community members.
We are excited to partner with 8th-grade students with great academic and career dreams but need a little seasoning to reach their full potential. Is that you? Be advised: You will need your parent’s permission and the use of a personal email address to complete the application. Deadline: April 3, 2023