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Scholarships

Application site will open December 7, 2021
Upperclassmen Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to students who are currently in their first, second or third year of college. Scholarship funds are to be used for the student’s continued study in the following academic year. The number of scholarships and amounts awarded will be determined at the discretion of the Foundation.


Students who graduated from RHS, or RHHS during the past three years and who received a community scholarship upon graduation are, by invitation, eligible to apply. Criteria for selection include financial need, scholastic record, character, work experience, and campus and community involvement.


Applicants must submit a current college transcript with a full class history of grades (including fall semester of the current academic year), a high school transcript, and a signed signature page in addition to an online application. Electronic submission of documents is preferred since official/sealed transcripts are not required.


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Applicants bear responsibility for carefully reading all information and following all instructions posted on this site and on the Buck Foundation Facebook Page. Furthermore, applicants will be held accountable for any irregularity with their application resulting from a failure to do so.


Pride Scholarships

Pride Scholarships honor one graduating senior from RHS and one graduating senior from RHHS annually. Each scholarship is renewable and has a total value of $32,000.


Recipients must demonstrate outstanding school and community involvement and be deemed future community leaders. They must be solid students, but those whose income level or academic achievement does not qualify them for other significant financial assistance. Recipients must attend a 4-year college or university.


The foundation requires a short, creative submission which expresses the applicant’s appreciation of his school and/or community. This may be in any creative form- art, photo montage, scrapbook, essay, etc. A three-minute DVD, CD, or Power Point presentation will be accepted in lieu of a paper submission. New Tech students may apply to the high school within their attendance area.


Applications will be disqualified under the following conditions:
  • A project requires more than 5 minutes for review.
  • A project weights more than two pounds, and/or is difficult, fragile or bulky to transport or store.
  • The application and/or project contain blatant grammatical or spelling errors.
  • Digitial media projects are not user-friendly and are not operable on various types of equipment or media software.
  • An applicant has been disciplined by, expelled or suspended from his school.

Rogers New Tech High School Achievement Scholarship

The Buck Foundation will honor one graduating senior annually with a $2,000 award. Each scholarship is renewable and has a total value of $8,000.


Discretionary Scholarships

Discretionary Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the foundation in recognition of general merit. Recipients may be current high school and/or college students. The number of scholarships and amount of awards varies.


STATEMENT FROM THE BUCK FOUNDATION

On Monday August 23, 2021, the Buck Foundation announced that applicants for financial aid in the ’22-’23 academic year must submit proof of full Covid-19 vaccination and any appropriate boosters pursuant to CDC guidelines at the time.

The recent Covid-19 pandemic has placed added challenges on our educational system. Science shows that vaccinated individuals are less likely to develop serious illness which could interfere with a student’s ability to successfully complete a college semester. With student achievement in mind, the Buck Foundation has chosen to invest in those who have mitigated their risk by vaccination.

Some have concerns and are displeased with the Buck Foundation vaccine policy, and we fully understand. Making hard choices is not unusual for us as we historically select, from a large pool of qualified applicants, between 55 and 60 students to join our Buck Foundation Scholars family each year. The vaccine policy, though, is perhaps the most difficult choice we have made in over 20 years of serving the Rogers community.

We are a small family-based organization, and we created the Buck Foundation to return into the community what it has given us. Rogers provided our family opportunities to thrive, and the fiscal ability to share those blessings through the scholarship program and through community grants. Since its founding in 2000, our family has been privileged to fund over 1000 scholarships.

The Buck Foundation has a passion for education and as we explored financial aid needs, we saw that Rogers students required more opportunities to receive a college education. There are many options for students to receive financial aid based on academic performance, but there is very little opportunity for those students who may fall just below academic requirements. Those students may display, though, a passion and understanding for the importance of civic and community responsibility which are traits we strive to nurture and encourage.

All people should be free to express their thoughts and passions and, further, we encourage them to do so. In no way do we intend to punish students who opt out of vaccination, but this choice is counter to the traits we adhere to for our scholarship recipients. We ask that our choices also be respected, as a private non-profit family foundation whose goal is to serve the citizens of Rogers.


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Important Dates
  • Applications open December 7, 2021
  • Applications close Noon on January 7, 2022
  • Finalists Notified no later than January 22, 2022
  • Interviews Held February 5, 2022