Scholarships

Scholarships are a key way to fund your education. It's different from a loan because you don't have to pay this money back. There are so many out there! Look for scholarships that are specific to your school first and once you have applied to those, start expanding your search. 
Seek other scholarships through parent/student employers, organizations, church, special interest groups or websites that pertain to your interests and experience. 
It can seem overwhelming when searching for scholarships. But remember, it doesn't cost you anything to apply and the more you apply the more likely it is you'll receive funds! 

Below we have provided a list of scholarship links and applications available throughout the year. The top section offers General Scholarship Websites for free searches and resources to explore.  Please keep in mind that you should not have to pay to search for scholarships or to submit applications; check out legitimate websites that offer this information to you. 

The second section offers a variety of scholarships listed by monthly DUE DATE. Keep an eye out for new scholarships because the list updated regularly.

*Many applications may be completed by downloading the application located at the bottom of the page.  If online application or information is available the scholarship name is linked, just click the scholarship name to go to the website for more information and the online application. 

General Scholarship Websites
College Board Scholarship Search: Available through the College Board On Line, this site is a free scholarship search.
College Net Scholarship SearchUse this link to find a particular scholarship or to search for types of scholarships.
CollegeCovered.com
College Tool Kit: Scholarship search website and financial aid information. 
Fastweb Scholarship Search:  A free scholarship search resource. Begin by entering data about yourself and course of study to create a scholarship mailbox. Information in your mailbox will be automatically updated for you, giving you the names, addresses, and details of the scholarships that you'd be eligible to apply for. Suggested form letters to each scholarship organization are also included.
Financial Aid.OrgA guide to financial aid, with a links for scholarships, financial planning information, etc. 
GoCollege - The Collegiate WebsourceOne of the largest free scholarship databases in the country. 
High Five Scholarships: A scholarship matching service that will find hundreds of scholarships that match personal characteristics, goals, and interests, free of charge.

How to Plan for College: Step by step approach to planning for college,  Scholarships are no cost to you, federal aid or student loans -- how to make financial planning work for you. 

LendEDULendEDU recently updated their guide to college scholarships to help students find relevant opportunities. Within this update, they have added our new search tool where students can filter scholarship opportunities based on grade level, GPA, the scholarship amount, and the requirements of the scholarship.

UNIGO Scholarship ResourceA resource of various scholarships. Search by interest, state, specific college, major, interests, etc.  

ScholarshipAmerica.orgTo make sure the high cost of college doesn't keep you, your kids or your grandkids from earning their degrees, Scholarship America offers lots of resources for students and families.

Student ScholarshipsOne of the largest collections of scholarships on the web for quick access to a diverse offering of scholarships. 

Student Financial Aid SearchSearch engine to find and apply for financial aid. 


Scholarships (organzied by DUE DATE)

February 20 - Hickory County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company

This scholarship is provided by the Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. The Association has divided the State into eight districts, and one scholarship per district is awarded. The scholarship is in the amount of $1000.00 and the recipients will be announced sometime before the end of April. Completed scholarships need to be submitted to the KHS counseling office by February 20th so we can get them to our local provider. Application can be found at the bottom of this page labled HC Scholarship.


February 22 - Farm Kids for College Scholarship, National Farmers

Three $1000 scholarships for graduating seniors planning to pursue a major in an agricultural field at any accredited college or university. Application, essay and two letters of recommendation. Deadline is Feb. 28th, however, if you want your counselor to mail your application you must submit it to the Counseling office by Feb. 22. Application available by link above and at the bottom of this page. 


February 26 - Missouri Head Start/Early Head Start; High School Senior Scholarship

Scholarship for a graduating senior who attended Head Start for one or more years as a child. On track to pursue a post-secondary education. Application is available at the link above.  Complete the required forms and submit to Ms. Terri Cross, Community Action Partnership of

Northeast Missouri (CAPNEMO) P.O. Box 966 Kirksville, MO 63501 prior to March 1. Application available at the bottom of this page; be sure to complete the Alumni - High School Senior Scholarship (page 12) section. Provide all required documents. 


February 28 - H.D. Harrison Memorial Scholarship 

The H.D. Harrison Memorial Scholarship is to remember a KHS graduate that contributed to our community by working with young people as a volunteer much of his life. This scholarship hopes to recognize a student who has overcome an obstacle or hardship. Not only should applicants have achieved progress in academic goals, but may be seen as leaders in their school or community. Application available at the bottom of this page. 


March 1 - Kirksville Country Club Ladies Golf Association 

Girls Golf Team member who is a graduating senior, with a minimum 2.0 GPA, requires a reference from KHS Girls Golf coach.  Completed application includes resume, transcript, essay and reference. Application at bottom of this page. 


March 1 through May 15   Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation Access Extra Scholarship.  

Private scholarship for those eligible for the MO Finance Assistance Program and who scored higher than 28 ACT. Apply early as awards are made first come, first serve until funds are depleted. 

Up to $2000 for graduating seniors planning to attend a 4 year university full time, have a minimum 28 ACT, meet the states Access MO Financial Assistance Program Expected Family Contribution of $12,000 or less, are US citizen and MO resident.  Click link above for online access to Scholarship Central to create an account and apply. 


March 1 (Deadlines vary) National Technical Honor Society Scholarships

NTHS believes that CTE students must be supported and encouraged to seek higher education in today’s highly competitive global community. Aware of the increasing costs to attend post-secondary schools, NTHS is dedicated to providing scholarships to career and technical education students who choose a skilled trade as their career. Use the website https://nths.org/scholarships-2/ to view applicable scholarships. 


March 1 - Harold and Imogene (Steele) Sevits Memorial Scholarship

Two $500 scholarships awarded to KHS graduating seniors planning to pursue continued education in a technical/vocational career field. These scholarships are offered in memory of two former KHS graduates who lived in and served the Kirksville community as business owners focused on character, civic minded service and generosity. Scholarship selection is not restricted to the following, however preference will be given to a senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA overall (vocational courses minimum of 3.0), financial need and an individual with a strong work ethic. Completed application requires application form, two letters of recommendation and transcript. Application available at the bottom of this page. 


March 1 - The Missouri Chamber Foundation’s Mathematics and Science Coalition offers ten $1000 scholarships to students pursuing STEM education goals at a technical, 2 or 4 year Missouri college. Funded by the Boeing Company and the Missouri business community, they hope to encourage students inspired to pursue STEM education and careers. Check out this scholarship by clicking on this scholarship name. 

March 1 - Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship
The Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) is pleased to offer the Braxton Rethwisch scholarship to Missouri high school seniors who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and community service involvement. Five one-time $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Eligibility: Open to current high school seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, applicant must be a Missouri resident, applicant must enroll as a full-time student at a MOACAC member post-secondary institution, (A list of member institutions is attached to the scholarship application), if selected and recipient does not enroll in a MOACAC postsecondary member institution, the scholarship will be revoked and awarded to another applicant. 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. The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2019. Visit- https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportunities/2492


March 1 - Missouri 4-H Foundation Scholarships

$500-$2500 scholarships available to 4-H members pursuing post-secondary studies. Applications must be postmarked by March 1.... Keep in mind that your county Extension staff must sign your forms before submission!  Applicants must have minimum 3.0 GPA, financial information completed by parent/guardian, completed application with various statements regarding service, citizenship, goals, and your 4-H Story. Application available by clicking scholarship name above. 


March 1 - Missouri Head Start/Early Head Start; High School Senior Scholarship

Scholarship for a graduating senior who attended Head Start for one or more years as a child. On track to pursue a post-secondary education. Application is available at the link above.  Complete the required forms and submit to Ms. Terri Cross, Community Action Partnership of

Northeast Missouri (CAPNEMO) P.O. Box 966 Kirksville, MO 63501. Application available at the bottom of this page; be sure to complete only the Alumni - High School Senior Scholarship (page 12) Provide all required documents. 


March 5 - Harry Farr Memorial Scholarship

Memorial scholarship in the amount of $250 for a graduating senior depicting many of the qualities, Harry Farr is remembered for.  A graduate of the KHS Class of 1963, Mr. Farr is remembered for his intelligence, wit and values. As the attorney for the Kirksville School District, Adair County Prosecuting Attorney and Attorney for the City of Kirksville, he shaped our community in positive ways throughout his life. The application is available at the bottom of this page.


March 6 - Kirksville High School Alumni Scholarship

Two $1000 scholarships, one awarded to a male and one to a female of the 2019 graduating class. You will soon be an alumni and able to join the KHS Alumni Association as a way of paying it forward! Scholarship awarded to a graduating senior involved in school or community activities, planning to pursue post-secondary education, with minimum 2.5 GPA. Application available at the bottom of the page. 


March 6 - John Schwarz Memorial Scholarship 

$1000 Scholarship opportunity for a KHS graduating senior that has been in Band all 4 years of high school.  Seeking students who plan to pursue a post-secondary degree in music, primarily Band, has minimum 3.0 gpa, demonstrated leadership, and student of good character and citizenship. Application available at the bottom of this page. 


March 8th - Adair County Young Farmers and Farm Wives

The Adair County Young Farmers and Farm Wives will be awarding $1000 in scholarship(s) this year, based on the proceeds from our annual Truck and Tractor Pull.  The amount of the award(s) will be distributed at the discretion of the Young Farmers scholarship committee, as one total scholarship or divided between up to three applicants. Applicants must attend Adair County R-1 at Novinger, Adair County R-2 at Brashear or Kirksville R-3, and should meet at least one of the following criteria:  parents are a member of the Adair County Young Farmers, student is a member of 4-H and/or FFA or student is interested in pursuing a career in Agriculture.  Priority will be given to students who have volunteered at the Adair County Young Farmers’ Truck and Tractor Pull. Applications are due to the school counselor by Friday, March 8. Application can be found at the bottom of this page.


March 15 - MFA Foundation Scholarship

$2000 scholarship for a student planning to pursue studies that benefit rural life.  Applicants should be actively involved in school, community or church, have a reputation of good citizenship, have a strong work ethic, positive leadership skills, potential financial need and satisfactory academic progress. An application is available at the bottom of this page or you may pick up a paper copy in the Counseling office. 


March 20 - Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship

$2000 scholarship made available through our local Shelter Insurance agency. Selection criteria includes academic achievement, participation in school or community, leadership, good citizenship and moral character. Applications are available at the bottom of this page and are to be turned in to the Counseling office. 


March 20 - Kirksville Women of Today

Two $500 scholarships for senior girls. This committee seeks senior girls who are motivated to pursue a post secondary education, this can be a certification,vocational, 2 or 4 year program. Application requires resume or activities list, a statement of your educational/career goals and why you should be considered for this scholarship. Be sure to apply! Application at the bottom of this page.


March 20 - Spirit of '81 

$500 scholarship offered by the KHS Class of 1981 for a student planning to pursue post secondary education. Seeking a student that exemplifies school spirit and school or community involvement. Completed application requires 3 letters of recommendation and transcript. Application available at the bottom of this page. 


March 26 - Judge Kristie Swaim's Student of Integrity Award

A  graduating KHS senior demonstrating character, leadership and ethical values will be presented an award and $50 for being an individual of integrity. Applicants must plan to pursue post secondary education, have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA and plan to attend a Missouri program for educational goals. Application available at the bottom of this page.  Note if mailing your application it must be postmarked no later than April 1.  If you'd like to submit your application to the Counseling office, do so by March 26. 


March 29 - Kirksville Monday Club Scholarship

Two $500 scholarships for senior girls planning to attend Truman State University or Moberly Area Community College. Applicants must have minimum 3.0 GPA, provide two letters of recommendation and personal statement as part of the application. Applications are available at the bottom of this page. 


March 31 - Kirksville Airport Association 

This scholarship is for a minimum of $500 and will be awarded to a high school senior in Adair, Knox, Linn, Macon, Putnam, Scotland, Schuyler, or Sullivan counties.   In awarding the scholarship, the Kirksville Airport Association wishes to promote career pursuits in the rapidly expanding aviation industry. Careers considered include but are not limited to pilot, aircraft mechanic, airport management, aerospace engineering, air traffic control, or other aviation related areas.   Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, involvement in school activities, and aptitudes in science, mathematics, language arts, and vocational education. Application can be found at the bottom of this page


April 1 - Adair/Schuyler County Farm Bureau

$250 scholarship awarded to a student with a minimum 2.5 GPA, family are members of the Adair-Schuyler County Farm Bureau, plan to pursue continued education at technical program, community college or four year university. Applications are due in the Counseling office by April 1st as they must be delivered to Farm Bureau office by April 2nd. Application available at the bottom of this page. 


April 15 - FFA Alumni Association High School Scholarship

The Kirksville FFA Alumni Association will award up to 3 - $350 scholarship to students pursuing degree/certification in fields related to and supportive of agriculture. These certification may include, but is not limited to: Electronics, Welding, Diesel and Farm Machinery Repair, and Heavy Equipment Operations. Each recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student starting the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded. Applicants must be a student in good academic standing and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Students who are currently enrolled in the Kirksville FFA chapter may submit an application for the scholarship. All applicants must submit: Official application form, completed, one letter of recommendation - this must come from a person NOT related, a copy of high school transcript, pages 108, 109, & 110 from your  record book, and a brief typed essay (500-1,000 words) on the topic, “How FFA has affected my life.” Application can be found at the bottom of this page.


May 21 - Indian Hills Community College, Tom Arnold Scholarship: 

Full tuition scholarship for three trimesters available to the recipient of alumnus, Tom Arnold Scholarship. Please keep an eye on the webpage for essay topic to be announced.  Application requires cover letter, essay with specific details of submission.  Submissions must have arrived by May 31. If you wish for your counselor to mail, please submit by May 21. 


Class of 2020  The College Board Opportunity

Applying to college is a complicated process, so the College Board has created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or even a minimum GPA. Instead it rewards your effort and initiative. Starting in December 2019, current juniors (Class of 2020)  complete key steps in making the journey to college; the first step is your list of potential colleges and you can add to your potential earnings by each step you add!  This is a monthly national drawing among the students entered!  Consider applying to this new scholarship!

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