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BIG CHANGES ARE COMING TO THE FAFSA
 
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
 

  • Now you can file FAFSA as early as October 1st!
  • Use the IRS data retrieval tool to import tax information directly from the IRS during the FAFSA application process
January 15 is the recommended FAFSA completion date to meet the February 1 financial aid priority processing deadline. 

 Go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm to file online. 


The Missouri Sheriffs' Association 

The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association offers 16 — $1,000 scholarships each year to college-bound Missouri
high school seniors who intend to pursue a criminal justice career and will be attending a Missouri college or
university.
* Applicants must be in good standing with his/her school.
* Applicants must have a good reference from his/her school counselor.
* Applicants need to demonstrate financial need.
* Applicants are required to have a 2.0 GPA or greater.
* Applicants should be active in extra-curricular activities.
* A paragraph must be attached to the application detailing his/her goals 10 years after high school graduation.

The award was established in 1988 in honor of former Scott County Sheriff John Dennis. Dennis served his county for 24 years and, in 1963, was elected president of the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association. In 1976, Dennis
retired from the office of sheriff following a successful campaign for the Missouri Senate seat in District 27, a position he held until his retirement from state government 1992. In 1988, Dennis was presented a
Distinguished Service Award at which time the establishment of the John Dennis Scholarship Fund was announced.

TO APPLY:
Visit www.mosheriffs.com and follow the scholarship link to learn more, or email karen@mosheriffs.com. The application can also be picked up in Mrs. Greene's office. 
The application must be returned to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office,
1100 Littleby Road,
Mexico, MO 65265, no later than January 31 of each year.



JACK HOLLEY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Missouri United School Insurance Council (MUSIC) encourages you to apply for the Dr. Darrell ʺJackʺ Holley/MUSIC Scholarships. The funding of the scholarships is provided by proceeds from the golf tournament and corporate donations. 

MUSIC members are designated into three enrollment size categories: small, medium and large. Six scholarships (two in each category) of $2,000.00 each (nonrenewable) will be awarded to 2019 graduating seniors of districts that are MUSIC members. 

The following guidelines will govern the scholarship program. 

    1. The public high school you attend must be in a district that is a current member of MUSIC, unless a K‐8 district nominates you.

    2. Only ONE application from each high school is to be submitted.

    3. The application form must be postmarked by February 22, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

    4. All applications must be (typed) printed. No handwritten applications will be considered.

    5. A copy of your official high school transcript (based on seven semesters) including your ACT or SAT score needs to accompany your application.

    6. Your application packet should include a letter of recommendation from a district administrator, counselor or teacher (submit only one (1) letter).

    7. The recipients will be posted on the MUSIC website (http://www.musicprogram.org) by April 12, 2019.

    8. The scholarship will be sent directly to the recipients once proof of paid college tuition is provided.

Send completed application packets to: Mark Stockwell, Executive Director MUSIC 12444 Powerscourt Drive, Suite 500 St. Louis, MO 63131 ATTN: Scholarship Application Scholarship Program endorsed by: Missouri Association of Secondary School Principal.

You can apply online at https://www.musicprogram.org/dr-darrell-jack-holley-music-scholarship-2019-now-open/

 


WEST CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP

This year, approximately 20 high school seniors will receive a $600 West Central Electric Cooperative scholarship for use at any college, university, trade or technical school.

            Selection Criteria

            A. The applicant will be selected without regard to sex, race, creed or color.

            B. The applicant's parent or legal guardian must be a current WCE member.

            C. A cumulative 3.0 or better grade point average is required.

            D. A minimum ACT score of 18 is required.

            E. A high school transcript must accompany the application. **Applications received without transcripts WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

            F. The Scholarship Committee will consider financial need and special circumstances when selecting the winner of this scholarship. Please address financial need and any special circumstances when 
            answering question # 7 on this application.

            G. Please submit a recent photo along with your application. This photo will be used for press releases and for the WCE newsletter if you are selected a winner. Winners who have not included a photo with
            their application will appear as “photo not available” in all publicity materials.

H. All scholarship applications MUST BE TYPED.

I. High School counselor must sign your transcript. (Home school transcripts are accepted, but must be signed by the teacher.)

J. All of the above requirements, except item G, must be met for the application to be considered

             Restrictions

            A. Children and grandchildren of current West Central employees and directors are not eligible to apply.

            B. Four-year recipients of the John and Kathryn English Memorial Scholarship Trust will not be considered.


All applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2019.  Send applications to:  Heather Hoflander, West Central Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 452, Higginsville, MO  64037.

Scholarship applications are available on line at www.westcentralelectric.coop under the heading “Youth Programs.” Applications may be printed and mailed, or filled out on line and emailed. If you choose to email your application, please also either email your photo as a jpeg to heather@wcecoop.com or mail a photograph along with your transcript. Applications submitted via email must arrive by 4:30 p.m. March 15, 2019.

 Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by May 1, 2019 by mail.


                                                        John & Kathryn English Memorial Scholarship Application 


The John & Kathryn English Memorial Scholarship Trust was created under the terms of the Last Will & Testament of Kathryn English. The purpose of this trust is to provide scholarship grants for high school graduates who are or were active 4-H members at the time of their high school graduation and who desire to attend college to pursue a degree. John English, a former director of West Central Electric Cooperative, Inc., designated West Central's Board of Directors as Trustees of the Memorial Scholarship Trust.

The John & Kathryn English Memorial Scholarship Committee will award at least one $1,000 scholarship ($500 per semester) to a student beginning his/her freshman year in college. This student may reapply for additional grants for their next three years of study. The amount of these grants will vary due to availability of funds. The committee may decide to make one or more one-time scholarship awards based on merit.

  • The applicant will be selected without regard to sex, race, creed or color.
  • The applicant must attend a high school in West Central Electric's service area, or have a parent or legal guardian who is a current West Central Electric member.
  • A cumulative 3.0 or better grade point average is required.
  • A minimum ACT score of 18 is required.
  • Participation in 4-H at the time of high school graduation is required.
  • Two reference letters are required. No letter may come from a relative, and one letter must be from an adult involved with 4-H (for example a project leader, a 4-H youth specialist, a county livestock specialist etc.)
  • A high school transcript must accompany the application.
  • The Scholarship Committee will consider financial need and special circumstances when selecting the winner of this scholarship. Please address financial need and any special circumstances when answering question # 5 on this application.
  • Please submit a recent photo along with your application. This photo will be used for press releases and for the WCE newsletter if you are selected a winner. Winners who have not included a photo with their application will appear as “photo not available” in all publicity materials.
  •  Finalists will be required to participate in an interview with the scholarship committee.
  •  All scholarship applications MUST BE TYPED.
  •  High School counselor must sign your transcript. (Home school transcripts are accepted, but must be signed by the teacher.) **Applications received without transcripts WILL BE PENALIZED.

Children and grandchildren of current WCE directors are not eligible to apply.

All applications must be postmarked on or before Feb. 22, 2019.  Send applications to Heather Hoflander, West Central Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 452, Higginsville, MO  64037.

Scholarship applications are available on line at www.westcentralelectric.coop under the heading “Youth Programs.” Applications may be printed and mailed, or filled out on line and emailed. If you choose to email your application, please also either email your photo as a jpeg to heather@wcecoop.com or mail a photograph along with your transcript. Applications submitted via email must arrive by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2019.

Interviews will be scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, March 20, 2019. All students applying for this scholarship should tentatively plan for an interview on this date. Those scheduled for interviews will be notified by Monday, March 4, 2019 by both phone and mail. 


2019 Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship

The Missouri Bankers Foundation provides college scholarships for graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue college studies in banking-related degree programs.  
  
Seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to seven high school students for their first semester tuition payment and/or college expenses. One scholarship recipient will be chosen from each of the seven MBA geographical regions (see map). 
 
These scholarships are made possible through the John W. Rogers Memorial, the Willis W. Alexander Scholarship Fund and donations by Missouri bankers. 
  
The 2019 MBF Scholarship Application is also available atmobankers.com.
 



Holden Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Mission Statement: Working together, the Holden Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting community pride and prosperity through direction, leadership, and education.

     With this mission in mind, the Holden Chamber of Commerce scholarship has been created and will be awarded to one (1) deserving senior student at Holden High School and one (1) deserving senior student at Kingsville High School who would like to further their education by pursuing a college degree or attending a vocational school.

     Each scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship amount may vary year to year. 

     Deadline is March 1st

     http://holdenschools.org/cms/lib8/MO01909932/Centricity/Domain/208/Holden_Chamber_of_Commerce_Scholarship.docx




WMMC Auxiliary Health Career Scholarship

Each year the WMMC Auxiliary sponsors scholarships to students who are beginning or furthering their education in healthcare. Successful applicants are chosen based on financial need, scholastic ability, work plans and demonstrated interest in a healthcare field. Recipients are not limited to those enrolled in nursing or medical school, but could include physical therapy, wellness, laboratory, radiology, occupational therapy, cardio-pulmonary services, pharmacy, and nutrition as well as many others.

 

Last year the scholarship committee awarded six $1,000 scholarships totaling $6,000. Other years have provided multiple scholarships in varying amounts (from $250-$1,000), depending on need and ability. Please remind students that incomplete applications will not be considered.


Deadline is April 1, 2019


https://wmmc.com/auxiliary-health-care-career-scholarship-application/




Chapter CB, P.E.O. Marilynn Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
Chapter CB of the P.E.O. Sisterhood in Warrensburg, Missouri has established a scholarship in the memory of Dr. Marilynn Schmidt who was a Communications Disorders professor for 34 years at Central Missouri State University, now the University of Central Missouri. She was also a faithful and dedicated member of P.E.O.  Dr. Schmidt's wish was to offer a chapter scholarship to a female high school senior seeking either a college degree in a chosen major field or a post-secondary certification toward a vocational career. The goal is to make this scholarship available on an annual basis. Payment of the scholarship will be made by check directly to the institution selected by the awarding applicant and applied directly to tuition requirements of that institution. 
Requirements: The recipient should be a female, should be a graduate of a Johnson County high school, and will be given priority if enrolled and accepted at Cottey College.
Selection: Selection will be made by the Scholarship Selection Committee on the basis of financial need, grade point average (3.0 or higher), character (based on letters of recommendation), activities including school, church, and community. 
The amount of the scholarship is $500.00 and the application must be postmarked by April 15th of the current scholarship year. 
Submit your application using the format below:
  •  Name, street address, E-mail address, and telephone number
  •  GPA average at the end of 7 semesters (May include rank in graduating class)
  •  Enclose a copy of your transcript
  • Also include the following
    • The college you plan to attend
    • A short paragraph in regard to financial need
    • Two letters of recommendation from a faculty member or administrator and from a community member excluding family members and relatives.
Mail applications to: 

Mrs. Glenda Goetz
1225 Pembrooke Drive
Warrensburg, MO 64093
    

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
 More than 100 scholarship funds are available to students living in the Kansas City metropolitan area. 
Visit the following link for the complete list. www.growyourgiving.org/scholarships

The Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Bryan Cameron Education Foundation is a private, family foundation which was established by the Bay Area philanthropist, Bryan Cameron, in 2015 on the principle of making an impact.  Through our four-year undergraduate scholarship program, we aim to provide ample support for extraordinary young adults who see their college education as a stepping stone toward a lifetime of contribution to the greater good.  Our substantial, merit-based scholarship is available to individuals who seek to use their gifts and talents to make a positive impact in their communities and society at large in all areas of study and ultimate career paths.   

 

The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually to approximately ten high-school seniors.  This four-year merit-based scholarship is intended to cover the full ‘educational expenses’ at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum).  Recipients have complete freedom in the choice of their school and area of study, however, a stated goal of public service will be strongly considered.

 

The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a merit-based undergraduate scholarship for incomparable individuals who have the ability to make real, tangible contributions to their families, friends, and the greater society.  To be eligible, a candidate must:

  • Prioritize academic excellence (maintaining a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies);
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America;
  • Be in the high school graduating Class of 2020, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
  • Excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities. This includes, but is not limited to: athletics, academic clubs, music lessons, performance art, and philanthropic organizations;
  • Be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic and social acumen. Scholars rise to the occasion and are both candid and confident;
  • Demonstrate active participation in community service and in civic-minded arenas, exhibiting an appreciation for the world outside themselves and a belief in their own capacity to effect change on scales both large and small;
  • And submit by the Application Deadline*:
    • Online Application,
    • Two (2) required Letters of Recommendation** (these letters MUSTbe submitted prior to the Application Deadline for an Application to be considered complete), and
    • Transcript (unofficial is fine) certifying academic performance. 

Visit our the following website to find out more information and to apply: www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org 


Holden Optimist Scholarship


The Holden Optimist Club will give one $500 scholarship to a Kingsville student this year.  Applications must be turned in by April 1, 2019. 


See Mrs. Greene for the application!


Mail applications to the following:

F & C Bank

Attn: Beth Decaria

PO Box 157

Holden, MO 64040

 

 


Johnson County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $500- awarded to one female recipient and one male recipient

Selection Criteria: 

  • Student, Parent, or Guardian Must be a member of the Johnson County Farm Bureau by October of the preceding year.
  • Must attend a credited college in Missouri
  • Must attend a high school in Johnson County
  • Have a 2.75 or better GPA
  • A minimum ACT score of 20
Deadline: All applications must be received on or before March 31, 2019. 

Send Applications To: 
Johnson County Farm Bureau
1103 N. Holden
Suite A
Warrensburg, MO 64093

See Mrs. Greene for Application


Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society

Chapter Scholarships
The Show-Me Chapter offers a $2000 scholarship for a high school senior, or undergraduate, planning to major in conservation or a natural resources-related field.  This is an essay contest.  Information can be found at 
http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship/.  

Applications must be postmarked by November 26th (Monday after Thanksgiving).

Conservation Foundation of Missouri Scholarship
CFMO offers 5 - $1000 scholarships to high school seniors or undergraduates in different natural resources areas.  Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need.  Applications must be submitted by January 31.  Information can be found at on the same website, at 
http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship/.  


WHITEMAN SPOUSES’ CLUB SCHOLARSHIP 2018


WSC is a private organization. WSC is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.


SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION

   

            ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND POLICY* All eligibility requirements are subject to the approval of the scholarship committee.*
  
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior attending college as a freshman in either the fall 2018 or spring 2019 Semester. Scholarship, if awarded, must be used prior to the start of the 2019 Fall Semester.

  • Applicant must be the dependent of an officer or enlisted military member (active duty, guard/reserve assigned to Whiteman AFB, POW/MIA, retired, or deceased), residing in the local area,

  • and graduating from a high school within 50 miles of Whiteman AFB or home-schooled.

  

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS * Applications not meeting ALL requirements will be VOID


THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST ACCOMPANY THIS APPLICATION:


  1. Completed and Signed Application

  2. A complete copy of high school transcripts signed and certified by counselors, to include grades to date, current class standing, and ACT/SAT scores.

  3. Signed Statement of Understanding (attached).

  4. An essay.  Easy must be 300 - 500 words typed / 12 point font and in response to the topic listed below. It will be graded according to the attached rubric.

    Describe how having a parent who is employed by the US military has influenced your life and future goals.

  1. A valid military ID is required for receipt of this scholarship. The winner will be required to present a valid ID to the scholarship committee for verification before the award can be presented.

  2. 3 letters of recommendation: a character letter from an adult that is not a relative; a professional letter and an educational letter

  3. A self-addressed stamped envelope.


Pick up applications from Mrs. Greene

A APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 31st 2018. Please mail all applications to:


Whiteman Spouses Club

                Attn: WSC Scholarship Chairperson

PO Box 7025

Whiteman AFB, MO 65305





The Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) is pleased to offer the Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship to high school seniors who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and community service involvement. Two one-time $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, as well as a one-time $500 scholarship (this year only).

Eligibility

  • Open to current High School Seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Applicants must be a Missouri resident
  • Applicants must enroll as a full-time student at a MOACAC member post-secondary institution. List of member institutions is posted on the application website.
  • If selected recipient does not enroll in a MOACAC post-secondary member institution, the scholarship will be revoked and awarded to another applicant.

Deadline: March 1st, 2019
 
Students should complete the application on Scholarship Central.  Scholarship Central is a portal that gives students access to many local and regional scholarships.  Previously focused on the St. Louis area, Scholarship Central is expanding to include opportunities open to students across the state of Missouri. 

To access the application, students should  

  1. Click this link  https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportunities/2287
  2. Read eligibility criteria.  If eligible, click the gray “sign up” button to create an account, or click the orange “sign in” button if they already have a Scholarship Central account.
  3. Once logged in, complete the General Application.  This is a profile. 
  4. Find Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship in their “recommended opportunities” and click “apply.”

Counselors who would like to be on the email list for updates from Scholarship Central can sign up here: https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1865034/1410908/
 
Questions about the Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship?  Please contact MOACACinclusion@gmail.com




The 2019 West-Central Missouri Association of School Administrators Educational Scholarship committee will be selecting two recipients, one from a small school district, another from a large school district, to receive a $750 scholarship.

Directions for Completing Scholarship Application


  1. Only ONE application accepted per district.

  2. Only applications from dues paying districts will be considered.

  3. All applications must have an attached recommendation from the superintendent or building principal on school letterhead.

  4. Applicants must be planning to major in education.

  5. Applicants may attach information to the application in lieu of typing it on the application.

  6. Applications can be submitted electronically.

  7. Applications must be postmarked and/or received by March 22, 2019, to be considered.

  8. Applications should be mailed or sent to:

Dr. Scott Patrick

West-Central MASA Scholarship

201 S. Holden St.

Warrensburg, MO 64093

Email: spatrick@warrensburgr6.org

  1. Scholarship winners will need to provide verification of college enrollment to the address above by September 1, 2019, to receive the scholarship.

  2. All scholarship checks will be made out and mailed to the university or college.

  3. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the April 17, 2019 West-Central Administrators meeting at UCM.

See Mrs. Greene for application.


Charles E. Kruse Agricultural Scholarship


The Charles E. Kruse Scholarship has been established to honor this outstanding agricultural leader. To encourage students to pursue degrees, and ultimately careers, in agriculture, the Charles E. Kruse Scholarship will provide financial support in the amount of $1000 paid directly to the institution to which the student has been accepted.


Applicants must be: 

  • Missouri residents and they, their parent(s), or guardians must hold a current Farm Bureau membership in Missouri. 
  • A high school senior enrolling in a 4-year Missouri college or university with a declared major in an agricultural field
  • Enrolled in the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded
All applications must contain the completed form along with the following support documents:
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school counselor
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or school administrator
  • Letter of personal reference
  • Copy of high school transcript
  • Notification of acceptance into the degree program of a 4-year college or university in Missouri
Deadline is March 15, 2019




Vocational Scholarship

The Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture will award four-$500 scholarships to students pursuing appropriate certification in fields related to and supportive of agriculture. This includes, but is not limited to: 1) Heavy Equipment Operations; 2) Electronics; 3) Welding; and 4) Diesel and Farm Machinery Repair.
NOTE: Students pursuing a 4-year degree are not eligible.

Applicants must be: 

  • Missouri residents and they, their parent(s), or guardians must hold a current Farm Bureau membership in Missouri.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student
  • Enrolled  in the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded
  • Pursing an associate of applied science degree or certification in a trade related to agriculture as listed above
All applicants must submit

  1. a letter of recommendation from a school official (teacher, counselor, or administrator)
  2. a letter of personal reference
  3. a letter of recommendation from an employer or work supervisor (if applicable)
  4. and a copy of the high school transcript  


Postmark Deadline is March 31, 2019


Apply online at https://mofb.org/scholarships-and-grants/



Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA) Scholarship

Scholarship Details:

High school seniors are eligible to receive $500 toward their college education.  Applicants must be:

  •  MOCPA high school student members, which is free of charge and can be obtained online here;
  •  Recommended by an educator or school administrator;
  •  Missouri residents (or child of a MOCPA member);
  •  High school seniors during the 2018-2019 school year;
  •  Enrolled in a college/university in Missouri (after high school graduation); and
  •  Declared as an accounting major.

High school winners are selected based on a point system, rating their GPA, ACT or SAT, written statement, educator recommendation, and leadership potential (honors, awards and activities).

Online applications will be accepted through Jan. 23, 2019.

The 2018-2019 winners will be announced in March 2019 and recognized at a MOCPA event.