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$2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship 


September 30, 2017 at 11:00 PM EST
Winner notified by October 15th

Who Can Apply

All high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year. Not everyone is eligible for this scholarship. Read the scholarship rules.

How It Works

The $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is an easy scholarship with no essay required! The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche's e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page. You can apply once each month, with a new winner selected every month.

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
* 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.

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.


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 2018 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 17, 2018. 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 14, 2018.

    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.

See Mrs. Greene for application instructions. 



West Central Electric Cooperative, Higginsville, Missouri, will accept applications from students interested in pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Distribution Systems at State Technical College in Linn, Missouri. This program provides for students a two-year scholarship in a quality college training program as well as on-the-job training. General provisions of the scholarship are as follows:

A.    Applicant should reside in the West Central Electric Cooperative service area.

B.     Applicant shall be expected to participate in an interview with the cooperative general manager and/or staff representatives in April of the application year.

C.     Applicant should be a student in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 high school cumulative GPA, or GED with 260 minimum score.   

D.    Applicant should be admitted as a full-time student to State Technical College, and be accepted into the State Technical College Electrical Distribution Systems Program.

E.     Applicant should attend Linn State Technical College commencing during the Fall semester immediately following receipt of the application.

F.      Applicant is required to complete a summer internship at West Central Electric Cooperative the summer semester between the first and second years of the academic program.

Application deadline is April 1, 2017 

You may apply online at www.westcentralelectric.coop under the heading “Youth Programs.” If you apply online, please mail your high school transcript or GED score report and your letters of reference. Applications submitted via email must arrive by 4:30 p.m. April 1, 2017. Please also either email your photo as a .jpg to heather@wcecoop.com or mail a photograph along with your transcript and letters.

§  Applications may be mailed to West Central Electric Cooperative, Inc., Attention: Heather Hoflander. P.O. Box 452, Higginsville, MO 64037

2017 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.

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. 24, 2017.

2017 West Central Electric Scholarship Application

This year, up to 20 high school seniors will receive a $500 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 PENALIZED.

            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.

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 17, 2017.

Send applications to:  Heather Hoflander, West Central Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 452, Higginsville, MO  64037.

2017 Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship

The Missouri Bankers Foundation (MBF) provides college scholarships for graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing banking and banking-related careers.


The Missouri Bankers Foundation is pleased to announce the MBF Scholarship Program for 2017.  Seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to 2017 high school graduates for their first semester tuition payment and/or college expenses. One scholarship recipient will be chosen from each of the seven geographical regions pictured below.


The 2017 MBF Scholarship Application is available on the MBA website.  Please make copies and distribute to qualifying graduating seniors.


The EVERFI Financial Literacy Scholarship, jointly funded by the Missouri Bankers Foundation and EverFi Inc., was created to reinforce lifelong financial education and responsibility. The applicant must have completed or be in the process of completing the EverFi Financial Literacy courses

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund (JMSMSF)

The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in October 2001 by the husband (Abraham) and family members of the late Janice Marie Scott to honor her legacy as a tremendous advocate for youth and supporter of community service within the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC.  Mrs. Scott was among the 125 individuals who perished in Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the building of the Pentagon. As Chairman of the Board of Directors, I am please to announce that scholarships will again be made available at the national level during High School Academic Year 2015/2016 from the Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund.    

 Three to five scholarships for this high school academic year in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded. 

If a high school senior wishes to apply, he or she must complete the application and must submit it along with the other required documents as specified. The parent’s combined adjusted gross income or AGI ceiling must be lower than $50,000.  Two letters of recommendation must be submitted along with the application.  The application and required documents must be received or postmarked on or before the deadline date of March 31, 2016.  

Application packets should be mailed to the following address: Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund, ATTN: Abraham Scott, Post Office Box 1023, Springfield, Virginia  22151. 

See Mrs. Greene for application

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


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, 2017

See Mrs. Greene for application



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 24, 2017, 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

9.      Scholarship winners will need to provide verification of college enrollment to the address above by September 1, 2017, to receive the scholarship.

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

See Mrs. Greene for 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. 
See Mrs. Greene for application

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:

-       have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.7;

-       excel in extracurricular activities;

-       exhibit strong leadership qualities;

-       demonstrate active participation in community service;

-       be a citizen of the United States.


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

The United States JCI Senate Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the United States who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.

The Missouri JCI Senate will pick 2 nominees to represent Missouri for the US JCI Senate scholarships.  The Missouri JCI Senate will present these 2 winners each a $250 scholarship.  There will be four $250 scholarships given.  This is available to Missouri residents only.
The deadline for entries is postmarked January 20, 2017.

The application form can be downloaded from:

Completed applications should be sent Wendy Cox at the address below.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Wendy Cox #69246
MO State Scholarship Chairman
wendyc636@yahoo.com  /Subject Line to reference:  Senate Scholarship
16509 Winter Leaf Drive
Wildwood, MO 63011

National Honor Society Scholarship

Applications for the 2017-18 NHS Scholarship Program have now opened. All NHS senior members in good standing are eligible to apply.

Access to the 2017–18 NHS Scholarship application procedures is now available online.

The submission deadline for applicants is January 30, 2018. (Advisers and principals must submit recommendations and certify applications by Monday, February 5.

A total of $1.5 million—the highest amount ever in a single year—will be disbursed among 500 NHS seniors. Ensure your students are among those considered to make their higher education dreams more affordable.

Thank you for joining with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, parent organization of NHS, in supporting the ambitions of our nation’s highest-achieving students.


Jonathan Mathis (signature)

Jonathan D. Mathis, PhD
Director, National Honor Societies

Holden Optimist Scholarship

The Holden Optimist Club will give one $400 scholarship to a Kingsville student this year.  Applications must be turned in by April 1, 2017. 

See Mrs. Greene for the application!

Mail applications to the following:

F & C Bank

Attn: Beth Decaria

PO Box 157

Holden, MO 64040




We are excited to announce that our 2017 scholarship application is now open for students! Here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/MCS2017Application. The deadline is March 31. Last year the Missouri Courage Scholarship (MCS) awarded more than $10,000 to students from across the state who demonstrated their courage and commitment to LGBTQ+ people in their schools and communities. This year we will award up to $15,000 to qualified students in the form of three awards:


  • Rural Courage Award
  • Missouri Courage Award
  • Trans Courage Award


Please visit our website to learn more about each of the awards and the requirements for applicants. MCS acknowledges, affirms, and rewards the courage of those graduating seniors who have demonstrated their willingness to work for change in their community to advance the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) people and other historically marginalized groups.

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 April 3rd, 2017. 

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

See Mrs. Greene for Application

Injury Lawyers Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors and current college students nationwide who will be attending or currently attending a 4-year college/university or 2-year community college for the Fall of 2018.

Here are some notes about the scholarship:

  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • One time award of $1,500
  • All applications must be submitted no later than 05/31/18
  • Scholarship specific to students who have been affected by a personal injury

To view the application and more information about this scholarship you can visit:  https://www.bestinjurylawyer.com/injury-scholarship/

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 

Applications must be postmarked by November 27th (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

The Missouri Gaming Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Project 21 Scholarship Program.  This is the twenty-second year the scholarships will be awarded.  The goal of the scholarship program is to not only to inform our youth that it is not permissible in Missouri for persons under the age of 21 to gamble in a casino, but also to educate them about the dangers and consequences associated with underage gambling.

 The Project 21 Scholarship Program provides Missouri students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling.  Two (2) $1,500.00 first prize scholarships and Four (4) $1,000.00 second prize scholarships will be awarded.

The article, poster or video entry, completed application and other required documentation as outlined in the application must be received by MARCH 1, 2018. 

See Mrs. Greene for Application

  • The Arch City Granite & Marble, Inc. Scholarship!

  • Arch City Granite & Marble, Inc. awards an annual $1,000 scholarship in order to give back to the community. Arch City wants to give a helping hand to a deserving student from a lower income family from Missouri and Illinois.

  • The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by April 30, 2018. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

  • Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Missouri.
  • This scholarship is a one-time scholarship worth $1,000. It will be awarded May 30, 2018
  • All applicants must be submitted electronically using this form.



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.



            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


  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

SeniorAdvisor.comFuture of Assisted Living Scholarship. 

Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? Deadline is December 31, 2017. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2018.

Essay topic and scholarship details can be found on the SeniorAdvisor.com Assisted Livingpage.  This is an annual scholarship and will be offered every year.