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.
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.

Mometrix: Mometrix: has put together a list of the top 175 college scholarships based on web search data

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

Scholars AppAt Scholars App, we background check every scholarship. We check that students will not have their data stolen and that they have a chance of actually receiving money. 

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)
November 30, 2020 - John T. Belcher Scholarship Award
MSBA FutureBuilders established the scholarship program in memory of John T. Belcher, who was instrumental in developing innovative financing programs for Missouri school districts. The learning environment for thousands of Missouri’s public school students improved as a result of his work. A $1000 annual scholarship is awarded to a student in each of MSBA’s 17 regions. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of an essay. A statewide winner is selected from this group of regional winners and awarded an additional $1500.

The school board of each MSBA member district is eligible to nominate one high school senior to apply. The local board of education should select their applicant based on academic achievement and leadership abilities; need may also be considered. STUDENTS MUST RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO THE KHS COUNSELING OFFICE BY NOVEMBER 30th for consideration. The school board will make their official choice at the December meeting. Application is below. 

December 1, 2020 - Hagan Scholarship
The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship designed to help high-achieving students from small towns and rural areas graduate college debt-free. Recipients must: a) graduate from a public high school located in 
a county having fewer than 50,000 residents, or b) graduate from a remote rural school located in a county having more than 50,000 residents. Hagan Scholars from 43 states are currently enrolled at 358 colleges and universities. Five hundred more scholarships will be awarded in April 2021.The scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years to attend college. Recipients must enroll at an eligible four-year not-for-profit college or university the first semester following high school graduation. Free Workshops, Schwab Brokerage Accounts, and Study Abroad provide recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum.

Scholarships for Trade School and Career College Students - there are specific trade schools and programs that accept this scholarship.  Wichita Tech (Joplin) is one of those, several others offer a diverse range of online programs! Check this out!

January 1, 2021 - Mizzou Alumni Association Scholarship
The campus recently adopted a new scholarship platform called ScholarshipUniverse. Now, rather than completing one general scholarship application, students answer a series of matching questions and can then apply for specific awards based on their eligibility. Updated application instructions on

January 8, 2021 - Earl Collins Foundation 
A $1000 scholarship will be awarded based on achievement, volunteerism, honors, educational objective, letters of recommendation, financial need, and Kiwanis Family Bonus (Applicants earn two (2) points for each year of Key Club Membership (maximum -6points) with an additional bonus of two (2) points each year theyserved as a Key Club District or Club Officer (Maximum 4 points). If the applicant was not a member of a Key Club, the studentmay add one and one half (1.5) points each year the student assisted Kiwanis with a program or project (maximum 6 points).Key Leader participation is a Kiwanis Family Activity and participants are awarded 2 points.) Application can be found at the bottom of this page or by going HERE.

Every year, Grow Ag Leaders awards more than $500,000 in scholarships to students studying in ag-related fields. In 2021, more than 350 scholarships totaling more than $500,000 will be awarded across the U.S. Agriculture creates nearly 54,000 jobs each year, and almost half of these go unfilled. It’s up to farming communities to remind students that a career in ag is beneficial to both their own personal success stories and our growing population. Grow Ag Leaders asks farmers to endorse high school seniors or college students for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship to support their higher education studies in ag-related fields.
Applications are now open. Follow the steps to get started: Be high school seniors or enrolled as full-time students in college, plan to pursue a degree or certification in specific areas of agriculture and eligible majors (a complete list of areas/majors is available in the Official Rules section on this website), have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, obtain two endorsements from Eligible Farmers, students do not have to be FFA members to apply. Apply at Deadline to apply is January 14, 2021!

The Missouri State Fair and the Youth in Agriculture Committee are accepting applications for Youth in Agriculture scholarships for Missouri high school seniors graduating in 2021. The application form can be found on the Fair’s website. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, 2021. Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and three additional copies. 

These scholarships are possible thanks to the gracious contributions of many individuals and companies supporting Youth in Agriculture.  A total of 40 scholarships amounting to $68,500, the largest amount offered, will be awarded:

  • one $5,000 platinum scholarship sponsored by Youth in Agriculture supporters,
  • one $2,500 supreme scholarship sponsored by Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners/Sydenstricker Genetics,
  • four $2,500 supreme scholarships sponsored by the Missouri State Fair Foundation,
  • and thirty-four 1,500 scholarships sponsored by Youth in Agriculture supporters.

Applicants must be high school seniors and active members of Missouri 4-H or FFA, and have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair.  Selected students must enroll (fall and/or spring semester immediately following graduation from high school) in an accredited community college, college or university in the state of Missouri. Applicants are not required to pursue a degree in agriculture, however, a five point bonus will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in agriculture during the selection process.

ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to college students – not just ESA members – with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability. College awards range up to $3,000, and a graduate studies scholarship is available for $7,500. The ESA Foundation supports the fundamental values of the ESA collegiate service organization by developing philanthropic activities of volunteers, providing assistance to establish programs that serve human needs, and producing new programs to improve quality of life. Apply at

The Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors awards up to four annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each ($500 per semester) to up to four full-time students. Both men and women, attending a vocational/technical school, and pursuing a certificate or associates degree in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair, are eligible to apply. The recipients will be chosen based on their interest in entering one of these fields of study, upon completion of their certificate or associates degree. Selection is based on the individuals general aptitude and personal traits that are conducive to success in these fields of study. To remain eligible the recipient must be enrolled full-time starting the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded . Once a student has completed the first year of school, they may re-apply for the scholarship for their second year, but must meet all qualifications. Application can be found HERE

The AGCMO Education Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students entering the construction industry or a related field, such as engineering (civil, mechanical, etc.) or architecture. Last year a total of $58,000 was divided between 28 students in $1000, $2000, or $3000 amounts. Scholarships Awarded: Young Executives Club Scholarship, Construction Leadership Council Scholarship, Education Foundation Scholarship. Each application will be considered for one of the three scholarships listed above. You need only submit one application. At the discretion of AGC of Missouri Education Foundation, multiple awards of each scholarship listed above are available based upon merit, in the following amounts: College Scholarship:  $2,000 (multiple awards) & Skilled Trades /Vo-Tech Scholarship: $1,000 (multiple awards). Applications can be found on the website HERE 

The Missouri Gaming Association is pleased to announce the 2021 Project 21 Scholarship Program.  This is the twenty-fourth 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.  One (1) $2,500.00 first prize scholarship and Three (3) $1,500.00 second prize scholarships will be awarded. The article, poster or video entry, completed application and other required documentation as outlined in the attached application must be received by MARCH 1, 2021.

April 1, 2021 - Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri
The Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri are offering four scholarships to Missouri students who are sons or daughters of those who fall within the following categories:
(1) Those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first responder (police/fire)
(2) Those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service
(3) Those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized
These scholarships are non-renewable, and consist of one award in the amount of $2,000, and three awards in the amount of $1,000 each, to be awarded to four deserving Missouri students to help defray cost at any accredited institution of higher learning, including vocational and business schools. Questions can be directed to Robert L. Meeks, Secretary/Treasurer, Missouri Patriot Guard Riders at: Application can be found at the bottom of this page.

April 30, 2021 - The 660 Tim Vos Memorial KHS Automotive Tech Scholarship
Scholarship requirements: Letter of admission from technical school, be a graduating senior for the year scholarship is given, letter of recommendation from Tech Center teacher or employer of the same study, formal letter from applicant answering but not limited to the following questions: Why are you applying for this scholarship and how it will help you?, Explain why you feel you are deserving of this award, Why are you choosing this field of work?, If given the award and technical school is attended, what are your future career plans? Additionally, please list if any, in school or community volunteer work that has been done to improve your education or technical skills, students overall GPA, students attendance rate, and program GPA. The committee would like any additional information you would like us to know about yourself, your future plans, or anything you may think we would like to know to assist in our decision making. It is also considered and appreciated to see applicants participate in helping raise money for their own scholarship (i.e.- bake sales, car washes, etc.). Application can be found at the bottom of this page. Completed forms are due to Lindsey Fraser by April 30th at 3pm.

This scholarship is available to all high school seniors and current college students who are planning on entering the law field. This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need. Completed application must be submitted online by April 30, 2021. Eligibility: applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2021, must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0, a transcript must be attached for application for consideration, applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist. This scholarship is a one-time award worth $500 to be awarded the fall semester of 2021. Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.

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