Class of 2018 Scholarships

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NEVADA AREA SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship NameCriteriaDeadline
Missouri School Board Association Belcher Scholarship--Nevada R-5 School Boardlocal board of education selects one student based on essay, academic achievement, leadership abilities, and financial need--local winner progresses to the state level Past Due
Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student
(500 scholarships ranging from
$4,000 to $5,000)
Criteria: Any high school senior who is a US citizen Due
November 27, 2017
National Honor SocietyAll senior members in good standing are eligible to apply.  See Mrs. Braden to gain access to the application. Not yet available
Odyssey of the Mindhigh school senior who has participated in the Odyssey of the Mind program; application, essay and one letter of recommendationNot yet available
3M Scholarships
Vocational and College Scholarship
JC and LA Duke Scholarship 
Both scholarships are available to all dependents of 3M employees; 3M employee must access application via 3M intranet or visit Human Resources Deadline
March 1, 2018
Nevada Elks Lodge Legacy Award
(250 $4,000 scholarships)
College-bound high school seniors who are children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks can apply Due online
February 2, 2018
Walmartvarious scholarships for dependents of Walmart employees and students who are currently employed by Walmart Due online
December 1, 2017
 National Wild Turkey Federation ScholarshipGraduating senior must have a 3.0 GPA, pursue a degree at an accredited institution of higher education; actively participate in hunting sport(s) and show copy of valid hunting license; hold a current NWTF membership; active participant in school activities/leadership Due
January 1, 2018
 Nevada R-5 Foundation Scholarshipopen to any NHS senior who has plans to attend college, university, or technical school Not yet available
 John and Diane McKinley Family Scholarship
($1,500)
Criteria: High School GPA of 2.5 or higher; plans to pursue a degree in Education, Nursing, Psychology, Christian Ministry, or Bible Studies or has joined the armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard only) and is seeking to pursue a college education in the foreseeable future; essayNot yet available
 Crimson & Gray Inspire Scholarship
(2 at $250 each)

  -Must be the child or grandchild of a Nevada High School Graduate
  -High School GPA of 2.5 or higher
  -submission of application and essay

Not yet available
 Susie McGehee Brown Memorial Scholarship
($4,000)
*renewable each year in decreasing amounts if criteria met
-Must rank in top 25% of NHS class (currently 160 students in NHS Class of 2017, so rank
would be 40 or higher)
  -Must be accepted to Missouri State University
  -Must major in English, Business, or Education at MSU
  -Must take at least 12 hours each semester at MSU
Not yet available
 Nevada FFA Booster Club
($500)
applied for or received State Farmer Degree, earned 80% of the total of the high point holder's value by April 30 of current year, 2.0 GPA or higher, pursuing a post-secondary degree or certificateDue to
Mrs. Hendren  @ NRTC
March 10
Shelter Insurance Scholarship
($2,000) 
Open to any NHS senior with plans to attend an accredited college/university; selection based on scholastic achievements, participation and leadership in school and/or community activities, citizenship and moral character, and educational goals Not yet available
 MFA Foundation Scholarship Program
($2,000)
selection based on: interest in pursuing a major in agriculture or other fields of study that benefit rural life; participation and leadership in school, church, and community activities; reputation for good citizenship and good moral character; financial need, sources of income and willingness to work; satisfactory academic progress Not yet available
 On My Own, Inc
($1,000 scholarship renewable each year)
must be the child of a disabled parent or disabled child themselves; must be seeking a degree to help people with disabilities such as medical, special education, social services, therapy and/or mental health fields; must attend a Missouri college, university, or vocational school; 2.0 GPA or higher; essay Not yet available
 Hickory County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company Scholarship
($500)
*NHS students are eligible due to a Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. in Vernon County
open to any senior but preference given to candidates with families in the low to mid-income range with average grades; those who intend to attend Missouri schools; and those who may not qualify for other scholarships  Not yet available
Missouri Bankers Foundation Willis W.
Alexander Scholarship (Nevada is Region 6)

(5 $1000 scholarships)
applicant must have exhibited academic achievement OR economic need and intend to major in a field related to banking; requires two letters of recommendation and a resume of extracurricular activitiesNot yet available
Nevada Band Boosters -Must be a member of the Crimson Sound Band
-Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (grade of B or higher) in Band class at the end of the 7th semester
-Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all classes at the end of the 7th semester
-Must complete a college course utilizing some type of instrumental music during the 1st year of post-secondary education (not required to play a musical instrument)
-Must submit with this application a letter of recommendation from the NHS Band Director
 
Not yet available
 54 Cruisers Scholarship
 (3 $1,000 scholarships) 
senior student who is a family member of a 54 Cruisers Club member or any Cedar or Vernon County Youth
*preference given to senior going into the automotive field but open to any senior interested in post high school education  
Not yet available
 Bradley Wyatt Chrisenberry
($300)
open to any high school senior   Not yet available
 Class of 1976 Memorial Scholarship scholarship may be used only for tuition and books; priority for selection is given to the child or grandchild of a member of NHS Class of 1976 although any NHS senior may applyNot yet available
  Frederick W. Renwick IV Memorial
($1,500 scholarship) 
open to any Nevada High School Senior Not yet available
 Class of 1974
($200)
open to any Nevada High School senior--preference given to student who has a relative from
NHS Class of 1974
Not yet available
 Bernice Johnson Teel Memorial
(2 $2,500 scholarships) 
 open to any Nevada High School Senior Not yet available
 Dr. Michael LaFerla Orthodontic Team current or former patient of Dr. LaFerla; GPA of 3.0 or higher, community involvement, financial need  Not yet available
Vernon County Farm Bureau
($1,000 scholarship) 
 senior student from Vernon County who will attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2017
*student/family DOES NOT have to be a member or hold business with Vernon County Farm Bureau  
Not yet available
 Alpha Delta Kappa Education Honor Society
($400)  
open to any high school senior pursuing a degree in the field of educationNot yet available
 Vernon County Cattlemen's Association Scholarship
(several $500 scholarships)
any high school senior in Vernon County who will attend college or vocational/technical school; completed classes in FFA, participated in 4-H; essay
Not yet available
 Knights of Columbus Scholarshipmeet at least one of the following criteria:
high school senior whose family is in good standing with St. Mary's Catholic Church--Nevada, attended St. Mary's Catholic School--Nevada, family member who is currently a member in good standing with the Knights of Columbus St. Mary's Council #855 of Nevada
Not yet available
Five County Board of REALTORS
(2 $500 scholarships) 
Priority is given to the child or grandchild of a member of the Five County Board of Realtors, but any senior in the five counties (Vernon, Barton, Cedar, Dade, St. Clair) may apply; must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater; will enroll in an accredited 2 year college or 4 year university; complete essayNot yet available
 Rotary Scholarship 
(3 $1,000 scholarships)
high school senior, rank in top 25% of class, leadership in school and community activities, good citizenship, two letter of recommendation from previous instructors  Not yet available
Elizabeth Carey Chapter ScholarshipNational Society Daughters of the American Revolution
($300) 
open to a senior girl who is planning to major in Education, History, or Political Science  Not yet available
 NRMC Physician/Staff Health Scholarshiphigh school senior who is pursuing a career in the medical field : 4 essays, 2 letters of recommendation from persons not related to applicant (at least one letter from person with 20+ years work experience) 
Not yet available
 Diana's
($1,000)
open to any senior; 1 letter of recommendation required, essayNot yet available
 Representative Randy W. Pike Memorial Scholarship
(Two $500 scholarships)
must graduate from a Vernon or Bates County high school; 3.0 GPA or higher; plans to attend a MO technical school, community college, or four-year university Not yet available
 John Byron Corbin Charitable Trust
(4 $1,500 scholarships)
available to any high school senior; a completed application requires transcript, ACT scores, student tax return, parent's' tax return, 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher
*financial need is taken into consideration
Not yet available
 American Association of  University Women (AAUW)
($400)  
open to female high school senior--award selected based on financial need; must complete essay, Family Financial Statement, and supply 1 letter of recommendation    Not yet available
 Nevada CTA
($500) 
open only to seniors of Nevada R-5 Faculty and Staff; minimum ACT score of 18 Not yet available
  Hester Trustcriteria: financial need, family income is farm based, farm located in Vernon or Cedar County, rank in top 25% of class, pursuing a degree in one of the fields set forth by Hester Trust committee
(see application for fields)  
Not yet available
Child Advocacy Council Scholarship
($250) 
open to any high school senior; letter of recommendation requiredNot yet available
 Joe Rayburn Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to all students that participate in athletics, either through their high school or organized sports outside of school, and who have plans on attending any type of higher education, regardless of their class rank.   Not yet available
Joplin Dental Care
($500)
Open to any high school senior continuing their education the Fall semester after graduation, pursuing a career in the health field, and 3.5 or higher GPA; essayMarch 1, 2018


STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

 Scholarship Name Criteria Deadline
Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture Applicants must be high school seniors, active member of 4-H or FFA, have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair, and plan to enroll in a Missouri college or university.  Postmarked by February 1, 2018
 Missouri Pork Association Youth Pork AmbassadorAs an Ambassador, participants will attend at least six events throughout the year. http://www.mopork.com/youth/youth-pork-ambassador/. The Ambassador will not only be awarded a scholarship, but will also have many opportunities to increase their knowledge of the pork industry and improve networking, communication and leadership skills. $1,000 December 15, 2017
 FCS Financialmust be child or grandchild of an FCS Financial member, GPA 2.5 or higher OR ACT of at least 26 OR rank in top 20 percent of class, awarding 35 scholarships to Missouri high school seniors, each $1,500March 1, 2018
Patriot Guard Riders Scholarship 
($2500)
Must meet one of the following categories: (1) son or daughter of one who has given their life in the line of duty, including both military and first responder (fire/police); (2) son or daughter of an honorably discharged veteran who has passed after their term of service; (3) son or daughter of a veteran or first responder disabled in the line of duty to the extend that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized Due by April 1
 Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest
(up to $30,000)
Open to all students—write and record a 3-5 minute essay on the theme, “My Responsibility to America” Due by
October 31
VFW Ladies Auxiliary Missouri Past National Presidents Scholarship
($1800 and $1200)
 
high school seniors who are the daughter, son, granddaughter, or grandson of a member of the Department of Missouri Ladies Auxiliary/VFW member Not yet available
 VFW Auxiliary Continuing Education Scholarship
($1000)
Open to the spouse, son, or daughter of a current member of VFW Auxiliary memberDue by
February 15
Young American Patriotic Art Scholarship
(various amounts)
 
Show your patriotism expressed in art. (Art must be on paper or canvas.  Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempra, crayon, acrylic, pen and ink, or oil are approved.) Due to Mrs. Irwin
by March 30
Dairy Scholars Program
(80 scholarships at $5000) 
Open to students pursuing a two or four year agriculture degree—sponsored by Missouri Agriculture and Small Business Development Authority  Not yet available
Missouri Cattlemen Foundation
($1,000)
 must be a current paid member of the Missouri Junior Cattlemen's Association or the parent/legal guardian must be a current paid member of the Missouri Cattlemen's AssociationNot yet available
Missouri JCI Senate
(2 $250 scholarships)
 
open to any senior graduating from a
Missouri High School
 
Not yet available
Missouri Sheriff's Association Scholarship
(16 $1000 scholarships)
 
will attend a Missouri college or university to pursue a career in Criminal Justice; must have a 2.0 GPA and show evidence of participation in extracurricular activities
Not yet available
The Hagan Scholarship Foundation 
(up to $5,000/ semester)
will attend an eligible college/ university (eligible schools found on their website), have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and ACT score of 23 or higher, must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to starting college, and FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500 Due
November 15, 2017
James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program

Missouri resident, graduating high school senior planning to enroll in a four-year college or university, GPA of 2.5 or higher on 4.0 scale, Family Adjusted Gross Income of $50,000 or lessNot yet available
 Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
(1 $1000 scholarship)
open to any senior but preference given to candidates with families in the low to mid-income range with average grades; those who intend to attend Missouri schools; and those who may not qualify for other scholarships Not yet available
Missouri Juvenile Justice Scholarship 
($500)
Must be on track to graduate May 2016, no current involvement with the Adult Criminal Justice System, have been referred to Juvenile or Family Court, show proof of acceptance from an institution of higher learning.  Must have Juvenile Justice Sponsor to sign off on application.    Not yet available
 Missouri Association of Fairs & Festivals
($1000 scholarship)
Open to any 2017 graduate who has participated in a MAFF member-fair.  See website for lists of member fair organizations as well as to complete an application Not yet available
 Show-Me Chapter of Soil and Water Conservation Society
($2000 scholarship)
for a high school senior, or undergraduate, planning to major in conservation or a natural resources-related field--essay contest  Not yet available
 Conservation Foundation of Missouri--Ed Stengner Natural Resources Scholarship
(5-$1000 scholarships)
Applicants must be Missouri residents from any county or city in the state who are or plan to be enrolled as an undergraduate at a Missouri college or university in the chosen discipline of study.  Preference will be given to individuals with a demonstrated financial need. Not yet available
Missouri Gaming Association 2017 Project 21 Scholarship
(Two $1,500 and Four $1,000 Scholarships)
Requirements: Create/publish an article, poster, or video on the topic of deterring young people from engaging in underage gambling and/or the ramifications associated with underage gambling.  Article, poster, or video must be accompanied by a Project 21 Scholarship Application.  Not yet available
 Samuel Stewart Smith Scholarship--Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri
($12,000 per year scholarship) 
-Grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
-ACT, SAT-or equivalent-test score. (Scores considered 18-36)
-Involvement in extra-curricular school activities
-List all of community and volunteer activities
-Financial Need (copy of EFC page from FAFSA required)
-Graduates of one of Missouri’s Public High Schools, Private High Schools or Students of the Accredited Home School Program
-Conditioned on enrollment as a full time student (12 hours credit per semester or term) at an accredited college or university in the United States. 
**Essay
Due
 March 31, 2018
Masonic Merit Scholarship--Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri
($1000 per year scholarship) 
-Grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
-ACT, SAT-or equivalent-test score. (Scores considered 18-36) 
-Involvement in extra-curricular school activities
-List all of community and volunteer activities
-Financial Need (copy of EFC page from FAFSA required)
-Graduates of one of Missouri’s Public High Schools, Private High Schools or Students of the Accredited Home School Program 
-Conditioned on enrollment as a full time student (12 hours credit per semester or term) at an accredited college or university in the United States.  
**Essay 
Due
 March 31, 2018
Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship--Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri
($1,000 per year scholarship) 
-will pursue a degree in Nursing or Education
-Grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

-ACT, SAT-or equivalent-test score. (Scores considered 18-36) 
-Involvement in extra-curricular school activities
-List all of community and volunteer activities
-Financial Need (copy of EFC page from FAFSA required)
-Graduates of one of Missouri’s Public High Schools, Private High Schools or Students of the Accredited Home School Program 
-Conditioned on enrollment as a full time student (12 hours credit per semester or term) at an accredited college or university in the United States. 
**Essay   
 
Due
 March 31, 2018
 Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors
(4 $1,000 scholarships)
attend a vocational/technical school to pursue a certificate or associates degree in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair in Fall of 2017, minimum high school GPA of 2.5; Application includes completing an essay and short answer questions and three letters of recommendation  Not yet available
 Missouri Association of Rural Educationhigh school senior who will attend a Missouri college and university and will major in Education; essay required; selection based on academic achievement, leadership, and desire to teach in a rural setting upon college graduation Not yet available
 Missouri Educators of Family and Consumer Science and Human Services Scholarship
($1,000)
This scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors with a grade point average of at least 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale and plan to obtain an education degree in Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services Education at a Missouri college or university. Directions: All materials should be included in one envelope. Envelope should include: • Application Form • Three Letters of Recommendation • High School Transcript • Resume • Explanation of why the applicant is preparing to become a teacher in the field of Family and Consumer Sciences and Human Services. Explanation may be presented in whatever form applicant desires (essay, video, pamphlet, etc.). Not yet available
Ozark Chapter of Mo Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship
(2 $1,500 scholarships) 
*Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship
Must attend an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC) at one of the following schools, or attend a Pre-Engineering Program at a Missouri College/University that has a working agreement to transfer credits with one of said named schools: February 28
Joplin Globe Newspapers in Education Scholarship
(2 $1000 scholarships)
*Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship
graduating senior in Joplin Globe's reading area, senior with financial need as determined by submitting FAFSA, community service and/or extracurricular activities, GPA of 3.5 or higher, participated and demonstrated proficiency in journalism, yearbook, graphic arts or other writing area, essay detailing your goals in Journalism--either print or broadcast, graphic arts, or communications area--and how you would benefit from this scholarship  Not yet available
Arthur G. Tesar Scholarship
(4 $4500 scholarships)
*Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship
must attend Ozark Technical Community College or Missouri State University, Springfield, MO and:
  1. Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by FAFSA/EFC
  2. Preference to students who will not receive a large number of other scholarships
  3. Academic achievement; at least 3.0 GPA and 22 ACT
  4. Personal letters of recommendation required
Not yet available
Henry J. and Lucille J. Straus Scholarship
(16 $5000)
 
*Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship

must attend a PRIVATE college/university and:
  1. Minimum 3.2 GPA
  2. ACT of 24 or above 
  3. Financial need; submit FAFSA/EFC form
  4. Letter of recommendation required attesting to your character and non-discriminatory actions toward others of varying ethnic/religious/political affiliations and backgrounds
  5. Extracurricular activities, both school and community non-profits; qualities of potential leadership, sincerity and integrity
  6. Full-time attendance at private college
  7. Essay 
Not yet available
 Ozarks Foster /Alternative Care Higher Education Scholarship
(2 $1000 Scholarships)

*Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship
  • Resident of the CFO service area
  • Currently, or for at least 6 months [at some time] in the past, has been in Foster Care/Alternative Care under supervision of the court or the Children's Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services; submit copy of 'Travel Letter'
  • Essay (200-500 words) addressing why you desire to continue/resume your education, including financial need, exceptional family situation, etc.
  • Demonstrate financial need - submit FAFSA-EFC form
  • Letters of Recommendation from 2 teachers or 1 teacher and 1 unrelated adult (boss, minister, foster parent, etc); 2 unrelated adults if non-traditional student
  • Current or past student academic accomplishment, as evidence toward success at chosen school. If older, non- traditional student, evidence of past academic/work performance toward success in chosen field; submit high school or college transcript
  • If renewable; maintain 2.0 GPA and full-time enrollment
  • Not yet available
     Diane & Peter Christodoulou Memorial Scholarship
    (2 $1000 Scholarships) 

    *Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship



    • Any MO high school graduating senior with a specific IEP in LEARNING DISABILITIES who can meet post-secondary entrance requirements [diagnosis of ‘OTHER health impaired’ is NOT acceptable]

      The front page of current or most recent IEP – and/or the additional page that states, specifically, that the Applicant has been diagnosed with a‘learning disability.’ Must be included with this Application. Failure to include signed, said statement with specific diagnosis will disqualify this Application.

    • Financial need will be considered in case of a tie
    • May attend any accredited post-secondary institution (college/university, trade, vocational)
    Not yet available
    Jim & Shirley Cook Scholarship
    (1 $400 Scholarships)
     
     
    *Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship
    1. A graduating High School Senior from Southwest Missouri
    2. Who has maintained a 3.0 GPA
    3. With financial need; submit FAFSA - EFC
    4. Who has worked and/or participated in community service and/or extracurricular activities (at least one extracurricular activity during senior year required)
    5. Preference for students with FFA leadership or GO CAPS program participant
    6. Can be attending technical, two or four year accredited institution
    7. Two letters of recommendation  
    Not yet available
    Mo Assoc. of Resource Conservation & Development Councils Scholarship
    (1 $2,000 Scholarships)
      

    *Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship
    1. Graduating high school Senior from Missouri

    2. Must have 2.5 GPA, minimum

    3. Must have 21 on ACT

    4. Preference to a student studying agriculture and/or natural resources

    5. Preference to a student involved in activities

    6. Work experience, helpful

    7. Essay (250 words) addressing what this scholarship would mean to you in pursing your goals

    8. Two letters of recommendation: one from school personnel and one other 

    Not yet available
    Shelby Estep Memorial FFA Scholarship
    (1 $500 Scholarships)
      
    *Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship
    1. A High School Senior who is a member of an FFA 
    Not yet available
    Greater Ozarks Chapter of the National Assoc. of Orthopaedic Nurses #144
    (1 $800 Scholarships)
       

    *Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship
    1. Candidate wishing to pursue nursing or further his/her nursing education
    2. Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA-EFC
    3. High school graduate
    4. GPA 3.0 or above in academic field
    5. Preference - an orthopedic nurse who is a member of NAON or dependents of NAON members
    6. May request renewal 
    Not yet available
    Christine A Loetel Scholarship
    (up to $20,000)
       

    *Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship
    1. Person(s) with cerebral palsy or a similar disability resulting from damage to the brain [Current school placement records are acceptable proof of diagnosis]
    2. Applicants who exhibit academic ability
    3. Applicants who display a sincere desire for additional training or education
    4. Applicants with financial need as determined by the FAFSA-EFC
    5. Applicants achieved an adequate ACT score or other entrance exam
    6. Applicants maintain a grade average of C or better in their high school coursework
    Not yet available
    Southwest Missouri Cattlemen's Association Scholarship
    (various amounts)
    *Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship
    1. Must be  MO resident and paid member of the SW MO Cattlemen's Association or a child of a paid member
    2. Must major in Agriculture
    3. Must be a high school senior
    4. GPA of 2.5 of higher
     
    Not yet available
     Gunner Lee Thomason Autism Scholarship
    ($500)
    *Search City Name: Nevada for scholarship
    To support a graduating senior who is committed to working directly and preferably exclusively, with Autistic persons and their families--either through Education or Health Services; with preference given to applicants within 200 miles of Truman Lake
    1. GPA of 3.0; submit transcript
    2. Participation in community service and school activities
    3. Demonstrate financial need; submit FAFSA-EFC form
    4. Student Essay
    5. Two letters of recommendation
     
     Not yet available
    Missouri Women's Golf Association ScholarshipEligibility: Female high school senior who was a member of the high school golf team who plans to attend post-secondary education   Not yet available
    Charles E. Kruse Scholarship Farm Bureau
    ($1000 Scholarship)
    must be Missouri residents and they, their parent(s), or guardians must hold a current Farm Bureau membership in Missouri; must be a high school senior enrolling in a 4-year college or university with a declared major in an agricultural field and enrolled in the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded; essay and 3 letters of recommendation requiredNot yet available
    Missouri Women Legislators Scholarship
    ($500 scholarship) 
    graduating high school females in state of Missouri; selection based on leadership, community service, and essay Not yet available
     Farm Bureau
    Vocational Scholarship Program

    (4 $500 scholarships)
    Minimum GPA of 2.5, family must hold current Farm Bureau Membership in Missouri, pursuing an associate of applied science (2 years) or certification in a trade related to agriculture including but not limited to: heavy equipment operation, electronics, welding, diesel and farm machinery repair     Not yet available
     Missouri Insurance Education Foundation
    (4 $1,500 scholarships) 
    must enroll full time in an accredited Missouri college/university to pursue a degree/study in insurance, risk management, or actuarial science; essay; letter of recommendationNot yet available
     Crowder College Foundation Scholarshipany student with plans to attend Crowder College in Fall 2017
    *This application contains three essays that must be typed directly onto the application before submission.  See Mrs. Braden to gain access to the essay questions and type your answers prior to submitting an application. (Doing this will save you time.)
    Not yet available
    Missouri Courage Scholarship
    3 scholarships available from one application:
    Rural Courage Award
    Missouri Courage Award
    Trans Courage Award
    (range from $500-$3000 scholarships) 
    Applications will be comprehensively evaluated on a variety of metrics including academic achievement, school involvement, community engagement, diversity, demonstrations of courage, and commitment to enhancing the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals and other groups that have historically faced discrimination.  Not yet available
    Lillie Lois Ford-American Legion  attended Missouri Boys/Girls State or Cadet Patrol Academy**  Not yet available
    MD "Jack" Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Fund-American Legion  will attend accredited college/university to become a registered nurse; must graduate within top 40% of class or have a "C" or equivalent standing in academics Not yet available
    Joseph J. Frank Scholarship- American Legion  attended Missouri Boys/Girls State, will attend an accredited college/university** Not yet available
    Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship-American Legion descendant of a member of American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion, will attend an accredited college/university** Not yet available
     Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship-American Legion will attend accredited college/university to become an educator, essay of 500 words or less on the topic: "What was the most significant world event of 2015-16?" Not yet available
    Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship-American Legion  based on athletic, scholastic, and leadership abilities, deep involvement in school and community activities  Not yet available
     Kenneth L. Short--Opaa! Memorial Scholarship
    ($1000 scholarship)
    must enroll in an accredited college or university to pursue a degree in food service/hospitality industry, selection criteria include: academic achievement, work experience, participation in student, school, and community activities, essay and letter(s) or recommendation required   Not yet available
     Alpha Gamma Sigma--Beta Chapter Scholarship
    (2 $500 scholarships)
    male high school senior who plans to attend University of Missouri ColumbiaNot yet available
    Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
    ($1000)
    Available to: Undergraduates who were athletes at the high school level. You do not need to be an athlete at the college level. Not yet available
    C.J. Johnston Scholarship in Animal Science Majoring in Animal Science at University of Missouri-Columbia, family must hold current Farm Bureau Membership in Missouri, academic achievement, leadership in agricultureMust complete the University of Missouri-Columbia scholarship form 
    Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Scholarship Pursuing a degree in agriculture from one of the following schools: University of Central Missouri, College of the Ozarks, Northwest Missouri State, Southeast Missouri State, Missouri State University, Truman State University  Contact the Department of Agriculture at each school
    Missouri Bankers Foundation
    Willis W. Alexander Scholarship 

    ($1000)
    Must have exhibited academic achievement OR economic need; must major in a field related to banking;Not yet available
       


    NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

    Scholarship NameCriteriaDeadline
     Coolidge ScholarshipFull-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the US. Any high school JUNIOR who plans on enrolling in college fall 2019 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). January 24, 2018 
     National Farmers Farm Kids for College ScholarshipMust be a high school senior and majoring in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university Not yet available
    College Financial Aid AdviceFantastic website with too many scholarships to list here Visit website for various due dates 
     Horatio Alger Association ScholarshipMust be a high school student who has faced and overcome great obstacles; academic achievement, at least 2.0 GPA, leadership potential, commitment of service to others, critical financial need.   Due online
    October 25, 2017
    Coca-Cola Scholars Program 
    (50 4-year $20,000 scholarships, 200
    4-year $10,000 scholarships)
     US citizen and current full-time senior planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution, GPA of 3.0+ at end of junior year Due online
    October 31, 2017
    SP Scholarship
    (10- $10,000 scholarships) 
    Must be a high school Senior attending college in the Fall of 2018. 
    Essay must be written. 
    Due online
    October 31, 2017
     
    Sixt Scholars
    (5- $5,000 scholarships) 
    Must have a 3.7 GPA or higher and be graduating in 2018. Due online
    November 30, 2017
      
     HSC Home Warranty Scholarship
    (1- $2,000 scholarship)
    Must be a high school senior and a legal resident of US Due online
    December 1, 2017
      
    National Space Club Scholarship
    (1- $10,000 scholarship) 
    Must be a high school senior who is a US Citizen.  The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields and plan to attend an accredited US college/ university. Due online
    December 1, 2017
      
    Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Teachers
    (5-$2,000) 
    Must be a high school senior accepted to an accredited two year or four year college/ university and be pursuing a career in becoming a physics teacher  Due online
    December 1, 2017
       
     Mahindra North American & American Agri-Women Pride ScholarshipsFive $1,000 scholarships to support the next generation of young women in their pursuit of a post-secondary education in an Ag-related field, financial need, ages 18-24 Postmarked by
    August 31, 2017
     American Agri-Women Daughters of American Agriculture ScholarshipsFor women to pursue accredited courses in Ag-related field
    www.americanagriwomen.org
     Postmarked by
    June 1
     Prudential Spirit of Community Award

    For students who have a strong background in community service, grades 9-12 Not yet available
    Caption Scholarship 
    ($500)
    To be eligible, a student must: be attending college/university no later than Fall of 2017, have a GPA of 2.5 or greater, be a resident of the US  Not yet available
     Points Scholarship
    ($10000)
    To be eligible, a student must: be a US resident and enroll in a college or university in the US Not yet available
    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
    (multiple $10000 scholarships) 
    • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
    • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
    • be citizens of the United States of America;be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States and
    • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year 
    Not yet available
    Doodle 4 Google
    ($30000 scholarship) 
    • Be in grades K-12
    • Create a doodle that tells the world "What I see for the future." 
    • You can use any materials, examples: crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food. Use anything to bring your creation to life. 
    • Each doodle must incorporate the letters: G-o-o-g-l-e
    • Winning Doodle will be featured on google.com
    • Write a 50 word statement describing your doodle, message behind the artwork, or artistic process
    • All doodles must be entered using the entry forms. It can be mailed or submitted online as a .png or .jpg 
     Not yet available
    Griswold Home Care Scholarship
    ($1000 scholarship) 
     Griswold Home Care is a mission-driven home care services company that celebrates, educates, and advocates the choice to remain independent at home. Griswold Home Care offers a $1,000 bi-annual scholarship to a qualified student pursuing a bachelor’s, associate’s, graduate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university.Not yet available
     America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders--Monsanto Fund
    (multiple $1500 scholarships)
     Eligibility for America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarships: o Students must:  Be high school seniors or enrolled in college.  Plan to pursue a degree or certification in specific areas of agriculture or chemical/ electrical/mechanical engineering (a complete list of majors is available in the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Program Overview or at GrowAgLeaders.com).  Live in a specific state/county (a complete list of majors is available in the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Program Overview or at GrowAgLeaders.com).  Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  Obtain two farmer endorsements – visit GrowAgLeaders.com for the complete requirements.  Students do not have to be FFA members to apply.  Students do not have to live in the same county as the endorsing farmer. Not yet available
    Megan Meier Foundation Scholarship  Senior student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who has made a positive impact in regards to the issues surrounding bullying and cyberbullying in their own school environment and community; must complete a personal information sheet, obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher/staff member, and complete an essay  Not yet available
    The American Legion Baseball ScholarshipEligibility Requirements—the player must: • Attach a copy of his official high school transcript. • Have graduated from high school. • Be on a current roster (American Legion National Baseball Electronic Registration Form) filed with National Headquarters. • Be part of a team affiliated with an American Legion post. • Have three letters of testimony attached to application. Not yet available
    The American Legion Eagle Scout
    of the Year 
    • Be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew chartered to an American Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of The American Legion squadron. OR • Be a registered, active member of a chartered Boy Scout Troop, varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew, and the son or grandson of a Legionnaire, Sons of The American Legion or Auxiliary member. AND • Received the Eagle scout Award. • Be an active member of his religious institution and must have received the appropriate Boy scout religious emblem. • Have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, Scouting, and community. • Have reached his 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. • Reside in the department (state) to which he applies Note: Eagle scouts still in high school who reached their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.   Not yet available
    The American Legion Eight and Forty Nurses Scholarship The Eight and Forty scholarship applicant must attend an accredited school of nursing or a accredited respiratory therapist program. The scholarship amount is $3,000 annually which shall be administered by the college/ university or therapist program financial office. While our organization’s main mission is caring for children with lung and respiratory diseases we recognize that such specialization is not practical in today’s medical world. However, those striving to specialize in pediatrics will be given preference. Not yet available
    The American Legion Legacy Scholarship The American Legion has offered its support to the children of fallen post-9/11 servicemembers through this scholarship. Beginning with the 2017 award year, The American Legion expanded the scholarship to include children of VA-rated, post-9/11 veterans with a disability of 50 percent or higher. Our organization remains committed to honoring the memory and service of our fallen and disabled comrades by ensuring their children are afforded the best possible educational opportunities  Not yet available
    Galactic Unite Flying Tigresses Scholarship ($2,200) 
    open to female high school senior planning on pursuing a career in aerospaceNot yet available
    State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship 
    (50 $2500 scholarships)
    High school senior who will enroll full time at a two or four year college, university or technical school, is a US citizen, has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to 3.2, and can demonstrate financial need.
    *NOTE: ONLY THE FIRST 750 APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED  FOR CONSIDERATION 
    Not yet available
     Winfield Careers in Agriculture Scholarship  Senior student pursuing a two or four year degree in agronomy, crop production, or closely related field; demonstrate leadership abilities and academic performance, complete an application including two reference letters and official transcript, write an essay describing the importance of farmer cooperatives, and why he/she is interested in an agricultural careerNot yet available
    Buick Achievers Scholarship must enroll full time in a 4-year college or university, intent to major the field of engineering, technology, design, or business with an interest in the automotive industry Not yet available
     Nitro College ScholarshipComplete the Scholarship Survey Questions; Answer all three (3) short-answer questions; If applicable, enter who referred the scholarship to you; Submit the application when completed. Not yet available
     Rocket Lawyer Entrepreneur ContestRocket Lawyer is offering a $1000 scholarship for talented students who display creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.  Here's how to enter: Create a business plan for an organization designed to make an impact or solve a problem that's important to you—be it a new app or facilitating social change, it's up to you. Share your idea! Great ideas deserve exposure, post yours on your LinkedIn or other social platform and get the conversation started. Not yet available
    Oz Moving and Storage Scholarship  Oz Moving & Storage knows that moving to college is tough; leaving your family behind to live on your own is just one of the many challenges that new students face. Oz will award one (1) talented student a $1,000 scholarship this year. The winner will be picked based on the following criteria: 100% completion of the application, Quality of open-ended answers of our questions, Creativity, Uniqueness, Grammar and spelling, and Addressing and answering the questionNot yet available
    Waterlogic's Clean Water Scholarship   Waterlogic’s mission is to bring people the cleanest water possible and we do this through our innovative water filtration technology. Waterlogic understands the importance of clean water and wants to help students who believe in the power of water. This year, Waterlogic is awarding a $1,500 scholarship to the student in or entering college who submits the best essay. Not yet available
    CHS Foundation Scholarship
    (300 $2000 scholarships)
    must be attending college in the Fall 2017; plan to pursue an agricultural degree at a US college/university; be pursuing a STEM field of study with an interest in agriculture Not yet available
     Peter Pasula Study Habits
    ($500 scholarship)
     attend a post-secondary institution in Fall of 2017;Not yet available
    Student-View Scholarship Program
    (1 $4,000 scholarship, 2 $1,000 scholarships, 8 $500 scholarships)
    complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area--no minimum ACT or SAT score or GPA,
    no essay required
    (awarded randomly by drawing from all completed applications)
    Not yet available
    B. Davis Scholarship
    ($1000) 
    Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.  A required essay of 1000 words or less on the topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. Not yet available
    Buy-Rite Beauty Annual Cosmetology Scholarship
    ($1000) 
    Buy-Rite Beauty will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a hairstylist or cosmetology student who best exemplifies our core beliefs as demonstrated in the writing of an essay. We want to hear about their most meaningful achievement and how it relates to your future as a hairstylistNot yet available
    P.L.A.Y. Scholars for Collars Scholarship For any high school junior or senior who has volunteered to work with animals.  Students interested in applying will write a 500-1,000 word essay on their volunteer work and submit that along with 2-3 pictures of your volunteer efforts to the email provided on website. Not yet available
    10 Words or Less Scholarship
    ($500) 
     attend school in Fall of 2017; submit answer to essay question on studentscholarships.org FACEBOOK pageNot yet available
     Got a Spine Scholarship
    ($500)
    To be eligible, a student must: be attending college/university no later than October 2017 and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater Not yet available
    Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
    ($500) 
    GPA of 2.5 or higher, attend a post-secondary institution in US no later than Fall 2017, submit a short story detailed in applicationNot yet available
    Lift Parts Express Scholarship
    ($500)
    attend a post-secondary institution in Fall 2017, submit a completed online application  Not yet available
     Lifestyle Dentistry Scholarship
    (2 $1000 scholarships)
    GPA of 2.5 or higher, attend a post-secondary institution in US no later than Fall 2016, submit answers to essay questions found in applicationNot yet available
      Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship
    (1 awarded annually)
    Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship
     (1 awarded annually)
    LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship
    (up to 5 awarded annually)
    open to any self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating senior who meets the following criteria: enrolled in college/university/technical school within the U.S., minimum GPA of 3.0, personal essays, letters of recommendation, extra-curricular & community involvement  Not yet available
    Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship
    (8 $1000 scholarships)

    open to any high school senior; winners chosen on the basis of financial need, academic standing, and the impact in which multiple sclerosis has affected his/her life; personal essay and 2 letters of recommendation required

    Not yet available
     Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship
    (various amounts)
    For scholar-athletes who have played at least one high school sport and have served as leaders in their schools and communities Not yet available
    Trans Ova Genetics
    (six $1500 scholarships) 
    open to high school seniors; do not have to study/major in an agricultural field but candidates are asked to show active involvement or future intent of involvement in the beef or dairy cattle industry; essay and letter of recommendation required Not yet available

    COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY SPECIFIC

    Application AvailableScholarship NameCriteriaDeadline

     Automatic application submitted for scholarships when application made to Missouri S&T   Missouri Science & Technology Scholarships: Chancellor's, Excellence, Trustees', and Minervarying criteria including GPA, class rank, ACT score, and leadership

     November 1, 2017 (Chancellors)
    March 1, 2018
    (all other scholarships)

     Complete Application for Scholarships and Fellowships after applying to WashUWashington University Scholarshipsservice, leadership, academic excellence Dates range from October 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018
     
     Automatic application submitted for scholarships when application made to MSUMissouri State University Scholarships 

    multiple scholarships available upon admission to MSU
    (must meet criteria specific to each scholarship) 

     Apply to MSU by December 1 to be considered for most scholarships (some later dates apply)
     Must complete application to MSSU and FAFSA application

    Missouri Southern State University Scholarships 

    multiple scholarships available upon completion of FAFSA and various criteria per scholarship Deadline to complete FAFSA is April 1 
     Automatic application submitted for scholarships when application made to UCM
    (some require specific application)
     University of Central Missourimultiple scholarships available upon admission to UCM
    (must meet criteria specific to each scholarship) 

    Most due
    December 1, 2017

    (awarded on first admitted, first served basis until gone)

     Must be admitted to MU and complete the FAFSA
    (some require specific MU Annual application)

    University of Missouri-Columbia multiple scholarships available once admitted to MU
    (must meet specific criteria for each scholarship) 
    December 1, 2017
     Must be admitted to UMKC
    (some require specific applications)
    University of Missouri-Kansas City
    (Types: Automatic, Competitive, Departmental-Major specific, Additional scholarships) 
    multiple scholarships available once admitted to UMKC 
    (must meet specific criteria for each scholarship)
    January 1, 2018 
     Must be admitted to NWMSU for automatic scholarship eligibilityNorthwest Missouri State University multiple scholarships available once admitted to NWMSU
    (must meet specific criteria for each scholarship)
    February 1, 2018
     Must be admitted to Missouri Valley Missouri Valley CollegeScholarship is for English Majors who have 21+ ACT score and GPA of 3.0+
    and various other scholarships listed.
    February 15, 2018 
     Apply for admission to PSU and complete scholarship section or Scholarship applicationPittsburg State University multiple scholarships available upon applying to PSU
    (must meet specific criteria for each scholarship) 
     February 1, 2018
     Apply for admission to Crowder and complete separate scholarship applicationsCrowder College
    (once on this website, visit the Scholarship Guide page) 
    multiple scholarships available once application has been made to Crowder
    (separate criteria and application for each scholarship) 
    Not specified 
     Apply for admission to OTC and complete the FAFSA
    (some require specific applications)
    Ozarks Technical Community College  multiple scholarships including Institutional Scholarships and OTC Foundation Scholarships
    (must meet specific criteria for each scholarship)
     April 1, 2018
     Automatic application submitted when you apply to Truman StateTruman State Universitymultiple scholarships with various criteria  December 1, 2017
    Apply for admission and complete separate scholarship applicationState Technical College of Missourimultiple scholarships with various criteria February 1, 2018 
    Apply for admission to Ottawa University and complete a separate portfolio  Ottawa UniversityTop Scholars competition- criteria includes:  3.5 GPA, 25 or higher composite ACT score, and submission of a portfolio October 30, 2017 
     

    If you are interested in another college or university not listed here, please see Mrs. Braden in the Counseling Center if you would like help in finding scholarship information.   





      Forms from Previous Years
    *We are not sure if these scholarships will become available or not
      
      L.T. Track 
      Beta Theta Pi 
      Floyd Hines Agriculture Memorial
      

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