Jacob “Jake” Rakofsky Memorial Scholarship (SR6616)

The Jacob “Jake” Rakofsky Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Jacob “Jake” Rakofsky. It is only fitting that this scholarship be an extension of that spirit that was Jacob Rakofsky and it continues to give, in perpetuity, to students who shared Jake’s love for Geography. The Jacob “Jake” Rakofsky Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Jacob “Jake” Rakofsky.

He was a sophomore at Texas State, studying Geography when he tragically lost his life. But life was something Jake celebrated. He was generous with his heart and enriched others with his energy, his laughter, his smile, his compassion, and his generosity to others. “When you were with Jake, he made you feel like there was nothing, nor no one, more important than you.” He valued his relationships and held on to everyone who shared a part of his life. It is only fitting that this scholarship be an extension of that spirit that was Jacob Rakofsky and it continues to give, in perpetuity, to students who shared Jake’s love for Geography.

Distributions from this endowment shall be used to award scholarships to non-freshmen undergraduate students pursuing a Geography or a Geography- related degree. This scholarship shall be awarded not on academic merit or financial need, but to a student who has struggled academically in their freshman year, but has continued to maintain progress towards a degree.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • be a non-freshman undergraduate student
  • be pursuing a geography or geography-related degree
  • be a student who struggled during their freshman year, but has continued to maintain progress toward a degree

Award
Varies
Scopes
College of Liberal Arts
Deadline
03/01/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Did you struggle academically during your freshman year?
  2. Submit a copy of your most recent college transcript (unofficial is acceptable).