The Kathy Rolfe Bridge Scholarship is administered through the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. This $500 scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are former bridge students of Kathy Rolfe or to students of students. In addition, the applicant must have at least a B average and have earned at least 1 masterpoint (black, red, silver, or gold) and be a member of ACBL. The scholarship can be renewed for an additional 3 years if the recipient maintains at least a B average in post-secondary work and earns additional masterpoints (or fractions thereof) in each succeeding year. Applications are available through this website (click here), through local high schools, and via online application through the Truman Heartland Community Foundation.
So if you are interested in pursuing this scholarship and need practice or a partner to play at a duplicate club, keep informed about when Kids Bridge practice nights are being offered or call me when you are ready to go play duplicate. I'll help get you started! I'll play with you for up to 4 sessions, paying my own entry fee. For sessions 5 to 9, you'll need to pay my entry fee. Beyond that, I charge $30 to play with me plus you pay my entry fee.
High School Residential Bridge Camp Scholarship
There is a scholarship (s) available to a residential High School Bridge Camp this year. If you reside within the boundaries of ACBL Unit 131 (northwestern MO - the following counties in Missouri: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Bates, Benton, Boone, Buchanan, Caldwell, Callaway, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry,
Hickory, Holt, Howard, Jackson, Johnson, Knox, Lafayette, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Moniteau, Nodaway, Pettis, Platte, Putnam, Randolph, Ray, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, St. Clair, Sullivan, Vernon and Worth) or Johnson, Wyandotte counties in KS, you are eligible for a $150 scholarship from Unit 131. Download the scholarship app here
There is also a Unit 143 (St. Louis area (northeastern MO and parts of IL) for $350. Read more about the camp and how to apply here.
Normally at the student competition the students will play in their own section if there are at least 3 tables. If at least 10 students don't participate, those attending will play in the 0-299 section with the adults. This is for students in high school or younger with less than 20 masterpoints. Winners will be awarded masterpoints and the Unit is providing a trophy to the top student winners as well. In addition, Kathy Rolfe is providing a $50 scholarship to the top winners residing within Unit 131 through the Rolfe Bridgel Fund administered through the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. The cost of play will be $1 to play.Contact me via e-mail or call 816-237-0519 to let me know you plan on playing.
This next scholarship is not associated with Bridge but rather with Engineering, which was both my late husband's profession as well as my own. It is available only to graduates of the Lee's Summit Public High Schools or to Archbishop O'Hara High School. If you are planning on majoring in Engineering, graduating from one of these high schools, and have some music performance in your background please consider applying. This scholarship is the Eugene J. Rolfe Memorial Scholarship available via online application through the Truman Heartland Community Foundation or click here to download the application.