Riverdale Heights Elementary Achievement Scholarship

Riverdale Heights Elementary is one of our oldest school communities, as it moved from State Street across from ALCOA to a brand new building in 1995. Thousands of students started their pursuit of excellence at Riverdale Heights Elementary. This scholarship is one of 12 scholarships awarded and financed solely by the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation, which raises funds through several events throughout the year. This scholarship honors a student who attended Riverdale Heights Elementary and is chosen by the Administration/Counseling Office.

Each awardee will demonstrate the following:

1. Needs to be well prepared by their K-12 experiences and to pursue some form of postsecondary education to expand and refine their skills and background
2. Academic Preparation – the ability to reason, solve problems, apply knowledge, and communicate effectively
3. Interpersonal Skills – the ability to work effectively with others
4. Professional Behaviors – responsibility and dependability
5. Community Mindedness – a commitment to being involved

Criteria to Apply:

  • Administration/Counselors will select the senior applicant who attended Riverdale Heights Elementary School and who best exemplifies the characteristics of the New Leaders’ Scholarship Program
  • Plan to attend a college or vocational school upon graduation

Scholarship Personal Statement/Essay:

  • Describe Post-Secondary Plans. Discuss briefly in 50 words or less what you see yourself doing in 10 years.

Click here to Apply for a Scholarship


Past Scholarship Recipients

2021     Aditi Nachnani
2020    Paul Malachuk 
2019     Kayla Stevens
2018     Kelsey Ruff
2017     Lauren Carroll
2016     Tanner Thompson
2015     Taylor Huber
2014     Maria Brown
2013     Sharmista Chintalapalli
2012     Zachary Miller
2011      Bailey Brockhouse
2010     Ian Smith
2009    Leah Christensen
2008    Kaitlin White
2007    Clay Ottman
2006    Philip Hawbaker
2005    Melinda Mappin 
2004    Drew Wayne
2003     Stephanie Jones