Counselor's Corner

ACT Test Dates
Near(ish) Locations:
Adrian HS: All dates
Appleton City: Dec and Feb
Belton HS: Oct, Dec, April
Butler HS: Dec and Feb
Carthage HS: All dates
Harrisonville, HS: All dates
Lamar HS: All dates
Cottey College: All Dates
Rich Hill HS: Oct and Dec

Reminder that we can only provide ACT vouchers for students who meet the ACT's financial need criteria. 
These include free/reduced lunch or meeting a household income limit. 



Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. For more local scholarships please come see me. -     Ms.Bryant

Make the U Scholarship - $15,000 - 31 Awards (Deadline: October 15, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Show academic excellence 
B) Demonstrate dedication to community service 
Applications can be found by going to: 

Hagan Scholarship - Due November 15, 2018
Amount: up to $6,000 per semester
A) Must be a citizen of the United States.
B) Must attend an eligible public high school.
C) Must be a student in the high school graduating class.
D) Must have achieved a 3.50 CGPA or higher.
E) Must score 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or 1150 or higher on the SAT (Total Score).
F) Must enroll at an eligible four year college or university the fall semester following high school graduation.
G) Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college.
H) Must complete FAFSA in 2018.  EFC must be less than $6500.
I) Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
J) Must not have been convicted of a felony.
For more information, or to apply online, visit:

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards - $3,500 - 180 Awards (Deadline: October 15, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in 2019 
B) Have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale 
C) Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines) 
Applications can be found by going to: 

AmericanMuscle Student Scholarship Program - $2,000 - 4 Awards (Deadline: October 15, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Be currently enrolled full-time in an American college, technical institute, or high school senior planning to attend a college or post-secondary institution in 2019. 
Applications can be found by going to: 

Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: October 15, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Be a legal resident of the United States between the ages of 16 and 19 
B) Be attending a high school or another type of accredited educational institution of higher learning. 
Applications can be found by going to: 

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship - $5,000 - 100 Awards (Deadline: October 17, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0. 
B) Participate in at least one of the 47 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the summer and winter Olympic Games 
Applications can be found by going to:

Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway - $100,000 - 20 Awards (Deadline: October 17, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Be a legal resident of the 50 United States. 
B) Be between the ages of 18-24 
Applications can be found by going to:  

VIP Scholarship - $5,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: October 31, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Be a United States citizen and currently be enrolled in college or high school 
B) Must be at least 13 years of age or older. 

Coca-Cola Scholars Program - $20,000 - 150 Awards (Deadline: October 31, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Be a current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2018-2019 academic school year 
Applications can be found by going to: 

HP Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: October 31, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Be a legal resident of the 50 United States and DC 
B) Be 13 years or older at the time of entry 
Applications can be found by going to: 

SP Scholarships - $10,000 – 10 Awards (Deadline: October 31, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 
B) Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. 
Applications can be found by going to: 

NCWIT Award For Aspirations in Computing - $500 - 391 Awards (Deadline: November 12, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Be a female that is 13 years of age or older. 
B) Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who attends school in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen attending school in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or on a U.S. overseas military base. 
Applications can be found by going to:

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship - $1,000 - 5 Awards (Deadline: December 15, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Be a U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident). 
B) Be enrolled (or enrolling) as a full time student of an accredited college/university within the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field. 
Applications can be found by going to:

Dolman Law Group Scholarship - $1,100 - 1 Award (Deadline: December 29, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year. 
B) Be in good academic standing with your current educational institution 
Applications can be found by going to:  

SBO Essay Scholarship Contest - $1,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: December 31, 2018) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. 
B) Be planning on attending a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year 
Applications can be found by going to: 

10 Words or Less Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: January 31, 2019) 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2019. 
Applications can be found by going to:

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program

Deadline January 15

This $1000 scholarship is intended to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.   Who can apply? High school seniors who have MS or who . . . read moropal huffmane

Normans Jewelry & Bridal Shoppe

January 16

Normans Jewelry & Bridal Shoppe in Lebanon will be giving away two $500 scholarships this year.  Junior and senior students, male and female are eligible to register in person at Normans to be entered in the drawings for the . . . read more

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship

Deadline - January 21

Scholarships are for students in the United States living in areas where there are participating local RMHC Chapters. Please note that not all Chapters offer all four scholarships below. View the complete list of participating RMHC Chapters, their respective counties and the scholarships they offer. 

John Dennis Scholarsip for Criminal Justice Majors

Deadline January 31

HISTORY 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 . . . read more

Optomist Club International Essay Contest

February 1

Optomist Club International Essay Contest read more

AXA Community Scholarship

Deadline February 1

The AXA Achievement sm Community Scholarship program offers $2,000 college scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarships . . .read more

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships

Deadline February 1

The ESA Foundation awards over 200 scholarships nationally and internationally each year. Scholarship applications can be found at Each scholarship application must have . . .read more

University of Missouri Alumni Association Scholarship

Deadline February 1

Graham Scholars, Chapter Scholars & True Sons & Daughters Scholars More than 100 students are currently being recognized as Graham Scholars and supported with four-year renewable awards of $1,000 per year. . . . read more

Northwest Missouri State University Computer Science Scholarship

Deadline February 1

NEW! NSF Grant for STEM-Scholars Application Deadline: February 28, 2012, or until all scholarships have been awarded Listed below are scholarships that are awarded upon availability of funding. Computer . . . read more

Life Lessons Scholarship

February 1

Established in 2005, the LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program is open to young people between 17 and 24 years of age, who have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian, and are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a . . . read more

James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 1

Awards Covering College Tuition, Books and Supplies Eligibility Requirements: Missouri resident Graduating high school senior from a public or private high school in Missouri OR Student that is completing one or two . . . read more

Community Foundation of the Ozarks Selected Scholarship

Deadline March 8 (multiple scholarships available with some deadlines extending into June)

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) is proud to administer some 275+  scholarships, as a service to the greater community. Most of the scholarship grant awards are for graduating high school seniors; however a growing number . . .read more

Missouri United School Insurance Council - Dr. Darrell "Jack" Holley Scholarship

Deadline February 3

The Missouri United School Insurance Council (MUSIC) encourages you to apply for the Dr. Darrell "Jack" Holley/MUSIC Scholarships.  Six scholarships (two in each category) of $2000.00 each (nonrenewable) will be awarded to graduating . . .read more

Best Teen Chef Competition

For students interested in Culinary Arts - deadline February 6

Television has renewed interest in the culinary arts profession, and students are more aware than ever that a career in culinary arts can be a fun, challenging, and rewarding profession.  The Art Institute houses 29 culinary arts . . . read more

KFC Colonel's Scholars Program

Deadline February 8

The Award The Scholarship offered by the KFC Colonel's Scholars Program provides funding for: Tuition Fees Books Room and Board Awards can be up to $5,000 per year. The scholar could receive up to $20,000 . . . read more

Missouri Corn Scholarship

Deadline February 10

Missouri Corn Scholarships Missouri Corn programs award a total of $7,500 in student scholarships each year to deserving college juniors and high school seniors. Applicants must submit an application form, . . . read more

American Red Cross - Navin Narayan

Deadline February 11

To stay informed of the latest Red Cross youth contests and scholarships, join Red Cross YouthWire today! Apply for the 2011 Navin Narayan College Scholarship The application for the 2011 Navin Narayan College Scholarship . . . read more

American Legion Auxiliary Girl Scout Achievement Award

Deadline is February 11

$1000 Scholarship Applicants must be: 1) Gold Award recipient; 2) Active member of her religious institution and must have received the appropriate religious emblem; 3)Demonstrating practical citizenship in church, school, scouting, and . . . read more

FFA Scholarship

Deadline February 15

On behalf of the Agricultural Education Section in the Division of Career Education :  FFA SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION GOES ON-LINE Students will submit applications for collegiate . . . read more

Linn State Technical College Scholarships

Deadline February 15

Some of the programs Available at Linn State Technical College near Jefferson City, Missouri: CAT Dealer Service Technician Medium/Heavy Truck Technology Heavy Equipment Technology Powersports Technology Physical . . . read more

Language Enrichment Scholarship - Crowder College

Deadline February 15

The scholarship is open to non-native English speakers that desire to attend classes at Crowder College. The value of the scholarship is $500 per semester, and is renewable for 3 additional semesters if requirements are met. Click here . . .read more

Cargill Community Scholarship

Deadline February 15

220Scholarships Each year, Cargill contributes more than $18 million to support a variety of education programs around the world. Included in these programs are three scholarship opportunities for U.S. high-school students. . . . read more

Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship Program

Deadline February 15

While Monsanto has discontinued the Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship, as well as the DEKALB Ag Youth Scholarship, the company gives back to ag youth in various ways. Whether it's through America's Farmers Grow Communities . . .read more

National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Deadline February 15

National Co-Op Scholarship Program: 185 renewable merit scholarships available at $6000. Find out additional information and complete an on-line application at  read more

FFA Scholarships

Deadline February 15

Each year the National FFA Organization awards approximately $2 million in scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants. Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA . . . read more

DAR - Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

Deadline February 15 and April 15

Each year DAR awards over $150,000 through more than 25 scholarships to young individuals for their outstanding academic achievements. DAR scholarships are offered for a wide range of disciplines including history, law, medical, nursing, . . .read more

NHS (National Honor Society) Scholarship 

Due February 16

Students must be in NHS to apply. See NHS advisor and Counselor for application. 

CU Succeed Scholarship -- TWO $1000

Deadline February 28

Educational Community Credit Union is proud to announce its scholarship award program.  To qualify, the applicant. . . 

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Deadline February 28

Applicants must: Be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the . . . read more

Citizens Memorial Healthcare Medical Excellence Scholarship

Deadline February 28

Medical Excellence Scholarship - Click here for an application.  Sponsored by Citizens Memorial Healthcare Foundation OVERVIEW The Medical Excellence Scholarship was established in 1990 by Citizens Memorial . . .

NIAAA Scholarship.

Deadline February 28

 $1,000.  One female athlete and one male athlete awarded.

US Bank 

Deadline February 28

Scholarship. Thirty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in a random drawing.  Enter on-line at

Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarhsip

Deadline February 28

$500. Applicant must be a member of MSCPA.

Membership is free and can be obtained here. Applicant must be planning to pursue a career as a CPA. Also,

student must request an educator to complete the recommendation form here.

Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship Application.docx

Deadline March 1

The Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributor awards up to four annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each ($500 per semester). Students planning to attend a vocational/technical school and pursuing a certificate or associates degree in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair are eligible to apply. 

Leeta Wagy Memorial Scholarship.docx (See me Mrs. Wehar for application)

Deadline March 1

$500 (renewable up to $4,000). Must be attending a Missouri college or university. Academics, citizenship, school activities, and ACT score are considered. Two letters of recommendation are required.

FCS Financial 

Deadline March 1

Scholarship Program. $1,000 scholarship.  Applicants must be a graduating senior, a child or grandchild of an FCS Financial member, attain a 2.5 or higher GPA, obtain an ACT of at least 26 or rank in the top 20 percent of their senior class.  Leadership roles, work experience and community involvement is taken into consideration.  Click on About Us then Scholarship Program.

University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg - Many Scholarships Available

Most Deadlines March 1

Scholarships for Students who Plan to Attend the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. There are many scholarships available and most are due March 1.  

West Central Retired Teachers Association Scholarship

Deadline March 1

$500. Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, display outstanding character, citizenship, involvement in school activities, and be enrolled in a teacher education course of study. West Central Retired Teachers Scholarship

West-Central Mo Association of School Admin scholarship[1].docx

Deadline March 1

West-Central Missouri Association of School Administrators Scholarship. One application will be selected by the Board of Education to be submitted to MASA.  

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Deadline March 1

For the child of a Marine with an income of $80,000 or less

Esther Gilbreath Scholarship

Deadline March 1

$300. Applicant must be a girl who is planning to become a teacher.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Scholarship.pdf

Deadline March 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Scholarship. Applicants must be planning to attend University of Central Missouri.  

American Legion Auxiliary National President's Scholarship

Deadline March 1

5-$2500 Scholarships, 5-$2000 Scholarships, and 5-$1000 Scholarships Winners selected on character, Americanism, leadership, scholarship, and financial need.  Candidates must be: 1) children of veterans who served in WWI, WWII, . . 

Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior American Legion Members

Due March 1

805 - $1000 Scholarships Winners selected on character, Americanism, Leadership, and financial need.  Candidates must:  1) Be junior member of the American Legion Auxiliary and have held membership for the past 3 years; 2)Hold . . .

Delta Chi Fraternity, Missouri Chapter Men of Excellence Scholarship

Deadline March 1

One time $500 scholarship (not required to rush or join the fraternity) Criteria: Must be attending the University of Missouri in the fall Cumulative GPA of 3.0 Must submit a completed application  Please . . .

Lindenwood University Black and White Ball Scholarship

Deadline March 1

Two, full tuition scholarships for the upcoming school year. To be considered for this scholarship, all of the following documents must be postmarked by March 1: application, essay, two reference letters,  . . .

Cottey College Regional Leadership Achievement Award Program

Deadline March 1

Regional Leadership Achievement Award Program: $3,500 per academic year. Demonstrated leadership and/or community service, 3.0 GPA, and 23 ACT/1060 SAT are required. Deadline to apply is March 1. Available to women in the following . . .

Missouri Chapter of N.A.H.R.O.

Deadline March 2

Poject 21 Scholarship

Deadline March 5

Missouri Gaming Association is the trade organization of casino companies in Missouri. The program is intended to raise awareness among underage individuals that gaming under the age of 21 is illegal. Students must submit an article, poster or video about that subject. Two $1,500 and four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  For other regulations check the website at

Central Missouri District Secondary Principals’ Association Scholarship. 

Deadline March 10

Applicant must be pursuing an education in the field of middle level or secondary education. Financial need, academics, school activities, awards, community service, and principal recommendation considered. Essay required.  CENTRAL DISTRICT MSPA.docx

Harrington Foundation Scholarship

Application window March 3 - 17

 Harrington Foundation Scholarship Application  We are pleased to announce the availability of the Harrington Foundation Scholarship application at . The Harrington Foundation strongly . . .

Farm Kids for College Scholarship

Deadline March 12

Quality ag education provides a path for today's young people to meet the challenges that lie ahead in food and agriculture. As college costs continue to grow, the people at National Farmers want to assist students with our national . . .

CrawKan Scholarship

Due April 1st

For dependents of CrawKan customers. 

Opal M. Huffman Memorial Scholarship

Deadline March 15

 $2,500 first semester, renewable for $1,000 per semester. The application has to be completed online.

Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program

Deadline March 15

Stand up kids deserve to stand out! Recognizing kids ages 6 - 18. Visit to nominate a deserving young volunteer. Nominations are accepted February 1 - March 15.

Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship

Deadline March 15

Applicants must be planning to major in banking, accounting, or finance.

WalMart Dependent and Walmart Associate Scholarship

Deadline March 15

At the Walmart Foundation, we believe that a good education creates opportunities that lead to a better life. To help offset rising college tuition costs, we recently awarded more than $10million in academic scholarships to help students . . . read more

Past President's Parley Scholarship $500

Nurses Training deadline March 15

MO residents only; dependent child/grandchild of veteran.  Must be a senior in accredited high school, not previously attended an institution of higher learning. Obtain application at: Dept Secretary, American Legion Auxiliary . . . read more

Auxiliary Scholarship 2 - $500

Deadline March 15

For MO residents only; children of WWI, WWII, Korean and Vietnam, Lebanon and Panama conflicts, and Persian Gulf veterans.  Applicant must be a senior in accredited high school, but cannot have attended an institution of higher learning. . . .

Joyce Ivy Foundation- Scholarships for Pre-College Summer Programs

Deadline March 19 - For Junior & Senior Girls

The Joyce Ivy Foundation provides scholarships to help young women from Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Michigan in their pursuit of higher education opportunities at leading academic institutions.  Applications for Summer 2012 can be . . . read more

SAMMY - America's Milk Processors Scholarship

Deadline March 19

America's Milk Processors (the folks who bring you the "got milk ® " and Milk Mustache ads) and USA TODAY are pleased to bring you the 14 th annual Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) 2012 Award Program. Again this . . . read more

Fidelity Communications Scholarship

Deadline March 22

Five $500 scholarships are being offered through Fidelity Communications from PRIMO (Public Relations Independent Marketing Organization). The organization, founded in 1992, consists of marketing and public relations employees of . . . read more

Blood Drive Scholarship

Deadline March 23

Forty ($500) Scholarships will be awarded to students in high schools sponsoring at least two blood drives with CBCO during the academic year. High school seniors who are involved in the organization of their high school blood drive are . . . read more

Everett and Bertha Periman Grant

Deadline March 25

Click on the link below for information about the Periman Grant $325/semester for four years. Deadline March 25. Everett and Bertha Periman Grant Application read more

Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline March 28

The Shelter Foundation annually awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors in communities where there is a Shelter Mutual Insurance Company agent who participates in the program.  Scholarships will be awarded annually to . . . read 

Charter Communications Scholarship

Deadline March 30

$1000 Charter Student Scholarship To be considered, the student must be a graduating high school senior, a resident of Misssouri within Charter's Service Area and plan to major in a field with relevance to Charter, i.e. accounting, . . . read more

Diane Christodoulou Memorial Scholarship

Deadline March 30

To aid Missouri students with learning disabilities in their endeavors to pursue higher education. Eligibility Requirement:  Any Missouri graduating student with LD who can meet post-secondary entrance requirements Pick up an . . 

Nevada Branch of the American Association of University Women - $400

Deadline March 29

The Nevada Branch of the American Association of University Women is happy to once again sponsor a $400.00 scholarship to a young woman graduating from a public high school in Vernon County or a surrounding community.  This young woman . . .read more

Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Vocational Scholarship

Deadline March 31

$500. Parents must be a member of  Farm Bureau. Applicants must be planning to pursue a 2-year degree or certificate at a technical or trade school.

  Details about the scholarship can be found here.

SuretyBonds Scholarship

Deadline March 31

$1,500. Preference to applicants who have been involved with a small business.



Deadline March 31

GPA, class rank, ACT, involvement in extracurricular activities, and financial need considered. 


Deadline March 31

Missouri Broadcasters Association. Renewable. Amount varies

Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship

due March 31.

Four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to four students selected by the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship Committee.


-Applicant must be a Missouri resident

-Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award.

-Applicant must be a full-time Missouri college/university freshman in the coming academic year with an interest or intent to pursue an insurance, risk management, or actuarial science course of study in an accredited Missouri college or university.

-Applicant must demonstrate scholarship -- in the complete sense -- consistent with capacity and circumstances.

The Conclave -- Radio/Music Scholarships

Deadline March 31

Radio Industry Scholarship  Information and Application Since 1979, the non-profit Conclave - in keeping with its mission of educating the broadcast industry - has been awarding scholarships to deserving students desiring an . .

Ruth Lutes Buchmann Masonic Lodge Scholarship

Deadline March 31

The Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. proudly offers the following scholarships to Missouri high school students. For more information, click on the link listed below to download an application packet. . .

Hawthorn Bank Scholarship 

Deadline March 31

$1,000. Students must be planning to pursue a degree in business or finance. 

Eagle Scout of the Year

$10,000 Scholarship

$10,000 scholarship is awarded to the Eagle Scout selected as the American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.  3 runners-up each receive a $2500 scholarship.  Recipients are eligible to receive their scholarships immediately upon . . .

Larry Berry Memorial Scholarship

Due April 1

See Counselor for details and application.

Crowder College Agriculture Department Scholarship

Due April 1

Crowder College Ag Department Scholarship $800 tuition for ag majors with a 3.0 g.p.a. Room and Board Work Scholarship 20 hours per week on the farm. Merit Awards ($600) for the top seniors in each competition on Aggie Day. . . . read more

54 Cruisers Scholarship

Deadline April 1

The 54 Cruisers of El Dorado Springs will award a $500 scholarship to a high school senior annually.  The scholarship will be for one year.  Applications are for Cedar or Vernon County youth or a family member of a 54 . . . read more

Lois Jackson Newman Youth Fund Scholarship

Deadline April 1

The applicant may secure an application from the chairman of the Lois Jackson Newman Youth Fund, from the Missouri OES website at “ ," or Applicants must be a member . . . read more

Beta Sigma Phi Vernon County Chapters Scholarship

Deadline April 1

Beta Sigma Phi is an International woman's cultural and service organization dedicated to helping our communities year round. There are five chapters of Beta Sigma Phi in Vernon County dedicated to this service. The scholarship amount is $300 . . .read more

 Butler Rotary Club Scholarship

 Due April 1
The Butler Rotary Club awards five scholarships who plan to attend a college or university next fall and who best exemplifies the attributes of service to school and community.  Following is the list and any additional requirements for each scholarship.
-Charlie Fritts Memorial Scholarship:  $500 to a male student
-John R. & Mary I. Mills Memorial Scholarship:  $1,000.
-David Allen Joiner Memorial Scholarship:  $500.
-Jolene Burch Memorial Scholarship:  $500 to a female student, first preference to someone who plans to attend a vocational/technical school.
-Jim Hacker Memorial Scholarship
Bates County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship

Due April 1. 

This scholarship is available to a 2014 graduate pursuing a career in the medical field for the 2014-2015 school year and a Bates County resident.  Applications are available in the counseling office or online at 

WAGS Scholarship

Due April 1

$400 scholarship available to students who are planning to go into an animal related field of study at a college or trade school this fall.  Applications are available in the counseling office.

United Producers.pdf Scholarship, 

Deadline April 1

$1,000. Applicants must be planning to major in an agriculture-related field. Also, applicants must be a Preferred Member of UPI or a child or grandchild of a Preferred Member. 

Bates County Farm Bureau.docx

Deadline April 1

$200. Must be a Bates County Farm Bureau member. 

ZG Scholarship Application.doc

Deadline April 5

Applicants must be majoring in the health care field.

Steward Scholars Program - University of Central Missouri

Deadline April 5 -Full Tuition for 5 Students

The Steward Scholars Program   Through a generous gift to the UCM Foundation by Dave and Thelma Steward, an extraordinary signature scholarship program for computer information systems majors has been established in the Harmon . . . read more

The Donna Jean and Elwood Liggett Scholarship

Due April 8th

Based on good character, good grades, financial need and the answers given on the application itself. See Counselor for application.

Missouri Restaurant Association Scholarship

Deadline April 10

The Joplin/Southwest Chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association has a scholarship program for students working towards a career in the hospitality and/or food service industry. On an annual basis, the Joplin/Southwest Chapter awards . . . read more

Crowder College Business Scholarship

Deadline April 12

High School Senior Business Scholarship: • $500 per semester • Renewable for up to 3 consecutive semesters (fall/spring only) for a maximum award amount of $2000.00 • Will be awarded at the beginning of the Fall semester after . . . read more

Friends of FBLA Scholarship.docx

Deadline April 15

Friends of FBLA Scholarship.

Joe Rayburn Memorial Scholarship

Deadline April 15

Joe   Rayburn   Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is to honor our husband and father, who passed October, 17th, 2011.   “I believe Joe’s legacy was his character.  It was these traits that earned . . . read more See Counselor for application

Vernon County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Deadline April 15

$1000 Scholarship Opportunity.  read more

Vietnam Veterans of America.docx

Deadline April 15

Two $500 scholarships. Must have 2.5 gpa.  Applicants must have a relative who served in the U.S. Military between Feb. 20, 1961-May 7, 1975, served 180 or more days on active duty. The relative did not have to serve in Vietnam, but only serve in the time period listed. 

Vernon County Cattlemen's Association Scholarship

Deadline April 15

A number of $500 scholarships to spring 2013 High School Graduates are available. Any spring 2013 graduate, resident of Vernon County, who will attend college or vocational school is eligible to apply. Application forms are . . . read more

Crowder College Scholarships

Deadline April 15

Crowder College students can apply for foundation scholarships directly through the financial aid office. These funds are made possible by the generosity of donors to the Foundation. Major donor groups include friends of the College, faculty, . . .read more

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Must be Postmarked by April 15

Children of of active duty personnel of the U.S. military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.  Must be a high school senior or high school graduate to . . . read more

Finis M. Moss Charitable Trust Foundation Scholarship

Deadline April 15

Five area seniors who plan to attend Crowder College in the fall of 2014 will be awarded this scholarship covering tuition and fees up to $2500 a semester, renewable for a total of four semesters. Qualifying applicants will have a high . . . read more

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

Must be postmarked by April 15

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship provides outstanding scholars with awards of up to $1500 a year for their first four years of study at a four-year institution of higher education.  The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship . . . read more

UAPB-USGS National Cooperative Fisheries Scholarship (NCSFS)

Deadline April 15

The Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries at the University of ARkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) in cooperation with the Unites States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division (USGS) are offering competitive . . .read more

Agriculture Future of America Community Scholarship

Deadline April 16 -- $1600 per semester

$1600 per semester during the freshmen year - Participation in the AFA Leaders Conference is required. Scholars must enroll, and remain in good standing, in a four-year agriculture-related degree program. See Mrs. Naas for an . . . read more

DAV Scholarship 

due April 18, 2014

Eugene S. Hurt Chapter 67 Disabled American Veterans will grant a $500 scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year.  To be eligible for the scholarship one must be the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a veteran eligible for DAV membership

NRMC Physician Staff Health Scholarship

Deadline April 19

Purpose:  Encouraging the development and pursuit of interest in medical and health related fields Sponsor:  NRMC Physicians.  Deadline:  April 19 read more


Deadline April 20

Hartzler Equipment Co. & CASE IH Scholarship. $500, first preference to agriculture or closely related field of study. 

American Legion Scholarship for Dependents of Veterans

Deadline April 20

NEED A LIFT is a publication that lists scholarships, grants and loans for dependents of veterans.  Click on for more information.   The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest provides . . . read more

Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship

Deadline April 20

Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship The Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship is an award sponsored by

American Legion - Missouri. Scholarship information: Amount of Scholarship: Maximum - $500 Application Deadline: . . . read more

M.D. "Jack" Mursphy Memborial Nurses Training Fund

Deadline April 20

1-$750 Scholarship awarded to a MO resident training to be a registered nurse, and may be used in their freshman or subsequent college years.  The student muyst have graduated in the top 40% of their high school class or

have "C" or . . . read more

Missouri Legion Commander's Scholarship Fund

For Veterans - Deadline is April 20

Scholarships awarded annually to eligible veterans who are currently or planning to attend a vocational technical college, college, or university in the state of MO.  Applicant must have served Armed Forces for a minimum of 90 days and . . . read more

Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship

Deadline April 20

2-$500 Scholarships given annually in memory of the first Missourian to serve as National Commander of The American Legion. MO residents only.  Individuals currently members of either the American Legion, The American Legion . . . read more

Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship 2- $1000

Deadline April 20

Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship Fund-Two recipients of $1,000.00 $500.00 of the scholarship award will be paid for each semester. Registrar's certification of enrollment is required for each semester. A check will be issued to joint . . 

Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship - Education Majors who are Descendants of Veterans

Deadline April 20

 - E2 - $500 scholarships awarded annually in honor of this Past National Executive Committeeman from Missouri. Applicants must: 1) Be a student planning on obtaining a degree in Education -- verification letter from counselor . . .

Joseph J. Frank Scholarship - Applicant must have attended Boys or Girls State

Deadline April 20

5 - $500 Scholarships awarded to members or descendants of member of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion.  Applicants must have attended a full session of the American Legion Boys State or . . .read more

The American Legion Scholarship Programs - Missouri

Deadline April 20

ANNOUNCING MISSOURI LEGION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS Basic Criteria for Scholarship Awards The student must be a resident of Missouri. Applicants must be under the age of 21, unmarried and a descendant* of a veteran with . . . read more

Women Legislators of MO Scholarship Application[1].docx

Deadline April 20

Women Legislators of Missouri Scholarship. $500. Only women may apply.   


Deadline April 22

Applicants must have completed a minimum of one semester of Family and Consumer Science classes during their high school years. Must have taken the ACT. Must have applied to a degree-granting institution leading to an associate's or . . . read more

Elizabeth Carey Chapter Scholarship

Deadline April 25

The Elizabeth Carey Chapter, DAR, offers a $300 scholarship for a girl majoring in history, political science or social studies. Guidelines: The student shall be a girl graduating from a high school in Vernon or Cedar County, . . . read more

Child Advocacy Council Scholarship

Deadline April 29

Applications will be accepted from Vernon County residents under the age of 21, who have graduated, or are about to graduate from an accredited High School or have obtained a GED. Cash grants will be divided for each semester or . . . read more

Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. #2175

Deadline April 30

The Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. #2175 is offering a $500 scholarship.   For an application see Mrs. Naas.  The deadline is April 30. Mail the completed application to:     V.F.W. Post #2175 . . . read more

On My Own Scholarship - $1000 per semester -- RENEWABLE

Deadline April 30

On My Own, Inc.'s Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to the students of parents or legal guardians with disabilities. If you are a student or disabled parent or guardian of a student between the ages of 18 and 25 years of . . . read more

Missouri Past President's of the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship First Place $1800 Second Place $1200

Deadline April 30

Missouri Past President’s Scholarship The Department of Missouri is proud to present two scholarships in the name of two outstanding women; Past National President Mabel Tanner and Past National President Glenneta Vogelsang.  . . . read more

John Byron Corbin Charitable Trust Scholarship

Deadline April 30

$1500 College Freshmen Only (approximately 30 scholarships are given out) Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have been born in the United States and be a resident of the state of Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma or Kansas at . . . read more

MSTA Kent King Educator Scholarship

Deadline May 1

MSTF Kent King Educator Scholarship About the scholarship The Missouri State Teachers Foundation will award up to 4 non-renewable $500 scholarships to college seniors planning a career in education. The recipients of the . . . read more

Mizzou Alumni Association Scholar Program

Deadline May 1

Minimum qualifications for the Alumni Scholars Program are: 26 or higher on the ACT or Rank in the top 20% of their high school graduating class Scholarship amounts range from $500 - $5000.  Students do not have to . . . read more


Deadline May 1

Two $500 scholarships awarded. Applicant must be a Bates County resident attending a four-year college majoring in agriculture or a related field. Financial need considered but not necessarily the determining factor. Two letters of recommendation required.  

North American Savings Bank Scholarship.pdf.

Deadline May 1
North American Savings Bank Scholarship. Based on financial need.

FarmHouse Fraternity Scholarship - University of Missouri

Deadline May 10


Educational Communications Scholarship

Deadline May 15

Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation Scholarship For: Undergraduate Amount of Scholarship: $1000 Number of Scholarships: 150 Scholarship Deadline: June . . . read more

Eight and Forty Lung & Respiratory Nursing Scholarship Fund - Must be an RN

Deadline May 15

$3000 scholarships.  Assist RN with advanced preparation for positions in supervision, administration, or teaching. Obtain full details from the local Eight and Forty Scholarship Chairman or write to the American Legion Education . . . read more


Deadline May 15

Seth Thomas Memorial Scholarship. $250. Applicants must reside in Bates County and be a member of 4-H or FFA.  

Samsung American Legion Scholarship - Application Due Upon Arrival at Boys/Girls State

Deadline June 10 -

$20,000 and 90 - $1,000 scholarships were awarded. High school juniors who participate in either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and be a direct descendant of a US veteran who served . . . read more

County Clerk's/Election Authority's Association of Missouri

Deadline June 1

 The Missouri County Clerk's Association, along with the Boards of Election Commissions, welcome this opportunity to advise you of the Association's Most Valuable Student Scholarships.  The application can be picked up in the . . . read more

Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship

Deadline June 1

The Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship is competitive and is a renewable award of $3000 for up to 4 years.  Requirements are must be a MO resident, be African American, Hispanic American, or Native American, be a high school senior . . .read more

Missouri State University Promise Scholarship

Deadline June 1

The Missouri State Promise Scholarship program is designed to help the neediest of Missouri’s students to complete a college degree. This innovative program provides students from households with incomes at or below 150% of more

Alpha Gamma Sigma Scholarship - MU Columbia - 

Deadline June 1

Male High School Seniors Intent Upon Attending MU Columbia

Alpha Gamma Sigma $500 Scholarship – Boys who plan to Attend University of Missouri-Columbia.  Becoming a member of Alpha Gamma Sigma is not a requirement to receive this scholarship.  The number of scholarships awarded . . . read more

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Application deadline: June 14, 2014

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: [email protected]
Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?

Leonard W. Hester and Helen L. Hester Memorial Trust

Deadline June 15

Scholarships and loans are available for children of FARMING FAMILIES!! Must be in top 25% of class and be pursuing a degree in medicine, education, or religion. To download an application click here: Hester Trust Scholarship . . . read more

BigSun Scholarship 

Deadline: June 20, 2014

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in.  Must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. You must include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.  To apply you will need to email a short essay answering the following 3 part question:  What has your participation in sports affected who you are and how you relate to others?  Include the affects on personal relations with peers and others.Submit essay to [email protected]. This is a $500 award.

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MAEOPP "Board of Directors" Upward Bound/TRIO Scholarship

MAEOPP is committed to holistically assisting in the development of approximately 200,000 students served in the various TR i O programs within its boundaries.  The Association has been very proactive in adopting cutting edge . . . read more

3M Scholarships

For Dependents of 3M Employees

See Mrs. Naas for more information. read more

Cottey College Scholarships

Deadlines Vary

Click here to learn more about scholarships available at Cottey College in Nevada. read more

National Student Organization Scholarship

Johnson & Wales University

As a member of a national student organization you are eligible for a National Student Organization Scholarship that will save you thousands in tuition payments. Were you a member of the following national student organizations in high . . . read more

The Ellis Foundation

Over the past 13 years, The Ellis Foundation and our partners have invested over $12,000,000 in education. This year, we have over 600 students from 100 high schools attending colleges and universities in 17 states.  For those of you . . . read more

Elyzabeth Schell Scholarship

The Elyzabeth Schell Scholarship was established in 1981 by the estate of Elyzabeth Schell.  The Schells were in the dairy business in the Kansas City area and had a strong interest in agriculture.  Scholarships are awarded to . . . read more

Missouri State University Freshman Scholarships

Various deadlines -- December 1, January 15 ....

For more information about freshman scholarships at Missouri State University in Springfield, go to . Academic Year . . .read more

Ozark Technical College Scholarships

Various deadlines

Click on the link below to view scholarships sponsored by Ozark Technical College Foundation: Click on the link below to view scholarships sponsored by Ozark Technical College: . . .read more

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

We are pleased to announce that Hispanic Scholarship Fund applications for the 2010-2011 academic year are now available online. General Eligibility Requirements Be of Hispanic heritage (most programs) . . . read more

Missouri Assocation of Rural Educators Scholarship

Only Juniors and Seniors in College may Apply

Applications are now being taken for the Rural Missouri Scholarship provided by the Missouri Association of Rural Education.  Only junior and senior-level college students qualify. Copies of the information and application have been sent . . . read more

Northwest Missouri State University -- American Dream Grant

and other Freshman Scholarships

The American Dream Grant for first-time freshmen attending Northwest Missouri State University.  The grant is the first of its kind in the nation.  It is unique in that it covers the cost of tuition, room and board, primary . . . read more

Passion for Fashion Competition

Fashion moves you.  Show us how and you could earn a full- or parital- tuition fashion scholarship to one of The Art Institutes schools.  The Passion for Fashion Competition awards scholarships to potential students for enrolling in . . . read more

University of Missouri-Columbia Scholarships for Entering Freshman

Click on this link for information about scholarships for entering freshman at the University of Missouri in Columbia:   . . . read more

B.F. and Mary Elizabeth Robertson Scholarship

The Trustees of the B.F. Robertson and Mary Elizabeth Robertson Scholarship are going to send some student who is a resident of Vernon County to __________________________.  Any student who is interested in this scholarship and is . . . read more

Missouri Southern Honors Program Scholarship

ACT = 28 and GPA = 3.5

Eligibility All students who wish to participate in the Honors Program must be admitted to Missouri Southern. Incoming freshmen are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following criteria: a composite score on the ACT . . . read more

Link to Scholarship Information Provided by Nevada High School

Click on the link below to reach even MORE great scholarship information!   Lots of local scholarships are available here!   Local Scholarship Information read more

Careers and Scholarships Website

Looking for a comprehensive website that will help you as make your college plans?? Go to: .  This website has TONS of links to scholarships! read more


For the Charles A. Newman Scholarship and the A+ Awards and Recognition Scholarship the student must be a current member of the Missouri Chapter of FBLA or PBL.  For the Joanne Newcomer Scholarship the student must be a . . .read more

Missouri Writers Hall of Fame

Scholarship Opportunity

Click on the link below for potential scholarships from Missouri Writers Hall of Fame: read more

Scholarship Resource Network

Electronic Scholarship Search Service

The Scholarship Resource Network provides access to additional scholarships, grants and loans based upon the student's major, college selected, interests and/or hobbies free on the Internet at . read more

Bright Flight Scholarship

Information about the Bright Flight Scholarship: Missouri Higher Education Academic The Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program is a merit-based program that encourages top-ranked high school seniors to attend . . . read 

Pierre Laclede Honors College - University of Missouri-St. Louis

Click on for more information about a challenging unique program in a college core curriculum.  Honors College academic and residential scholarships range in total value from $500 to . . . read 

Pittsburg State University Academic Achievement Award

No Application Required!

PSU offers scholarship opportunities to new freshmen who have achieved academic success, transfer students, and students of diversity.  The Academic Achievement Award is based on GPA and ACT scores.  For example, a high school . . . read more

Pittsburg State University Honors College

Scholarships Available for PSU Honor Students

The PSU Honors College provides academic enrichment opportunities for both entering freshman and junior level transfer scholars.  As an honors student, you participate in special courses, receive either a presidential or other . . . read more

U.S.Bank Internet Scholarship Program

Enter a Drawing to win a $1000 Scholarship - Oct - March

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program is a random drawing for 40 $1000 scholarships.  No essays, no minimum GPA required.  Just go online to  Program runs October through March. read more

Urban Flight and Rural Needs Scholarship Program

This scholarship was not funded in 2009 - 2010.  Funding is still pending for subsequent school years. This program provides scholarships to eligible students who enter a teacher education program and make a commitment to teach as a . . . read more

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Scholarship Programs

Voice of Democracy:  Grades 9 - 12 -- Entry form and essay required.  Theme = "My Role in Honoring American's Veterans" Deadline - Nov 1 Win up to $30,000 Call (816) 968-1117 or email [email protected]   Patriot's Pen: . . . read more

Deadlines vary

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