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  Zip Recruiter ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in their Scholarship Promotion.  At the conclusion of the specific Entry Period for each biannually Promotion, you must (i) be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, (ii) be 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence), and (iii) be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States. Various Deadlines (June 1st, July 30th, & January 1st.)
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to apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response.Winners for the OppU Achievers Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.

To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.

  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

September 30th

December 31st

March 31st


June 30th


American Welding Society

(10 - $1000 scholarships)

open to any high school senior seeking welding training through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training programs. Available year round (January 1-December 31) until the District awards the designated $10,000 for the year.  
  Nexstar Foundation Scholarships for students in various fields. various scholarship deadlines ranging from July 1 to Dec 31
  Wal-Mart various scholarships for students who are currently employed by Walmart 
Application deadline
Sept 1
  Missouri Dairy Scholars Scholarship The Missouri Dairy Scholars Scholarship Program was created to support students pursuing careers in the dairy industry. Students may qualify for up to $5,000 in scholarships if they are enrolled in a two-year or four-year Missouri college and work on a dairy farm or have a dairy-related internship. Students must also make a commitment to work in Missouri’s agriculture industry as a condition of receiving the scholarship.

Application Deadline

5pm Friday, September 14, 2018


 Missouri Cattlemen Foundation

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 Cattllemen's Association
Postmarked by
Sep.  30
  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 
Applications accepted online
Oct. 16
January 4

 Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

Must 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.   
Submitted online by:
Oct. 25
  Coca-Cola Scholars Program 
(150 4-year $20,000 scholarships)
High school seniors who are US citizens with a minimum  3.0 unweighted GPA  pursuing a degree at an accredited
US post-secondary institution may apply 
Sheldon High School Code = 263215
Submitted online by:
Oct. 31
   Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student 
(500 scholarships ranging from
$4,000 to $5,000)
Criteria: Any high school senior who is a US citizen. You do NOT have to be a member of an Elks Lodge. 
Must apply online
Nov. 5th
   Prudential Spirit of Community Award For students who have a strong background in community service, grades 9-12 
NOV. 7
(80 $5,000 scholarships)
Elgible students must be a U.S. citizen and graduate with a  2.5 GPA. They must sign an agreement to work in the agriculture industry in Missouri at least two years for every year they receive the scholarship, among other provisions. 
Applications must be 
received by 5:00pm

Nov. 10

  The Hagan Scholarship Foundation 
(up to $6,000/ semester)
Must 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 $7,500 
Available September 1st and must be Postmarked by
Nov. 15
($1500 scholarships)
Open to FFA members AND Non-FFA. If you are not an FFA member, be sure and read instructions towards the bottom of the page regarding how to register. Must be a high school senior, a U.S. citizen, and plan to attend full-time a post-secondary school in the U.S. Must seek 2 farmers endorsements of your application by Feb. 1, 2017. Winners announced April - May 2017.
Applications available online between
Nov. 15 -  Feb. 1
   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. 
Must be submitted online by

Nov. 27

  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.

Submitted online by November 30

  Buy-Rite Beauty Annual Cosmetology Scholarship
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 hairstylist Must be received by Dec. 4
  Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship

In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program, the applicant must:

  • Be entering college in the Fall of 2019 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree.
  • Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win).
  • Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.
Deadline:  December 14
  AXA Achievement Scholarship Must be a US citizen; high school senior; plan to enroll full time in a 2- or 4-year college or university; Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
Apply online. Deadline
Dec. 15 or when 10,000 application have been received, whichever comes first.
   Missouri Pork Association Youth Pork Ambassador As 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 Due December 15


high school senior; GPA of 2.0 or higher; plan to enroll full-time in a 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. Application online due Dec. 15
  ACT Student Champion Scholarship
  • Applicants should be high school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented or first-generation college students.
Application due December 31
  Walmart Dependent Scholarship Applicants must be dependents of Walmart or Sam’s Club associates, have at least a 2.5 GPA, a minimum ACT score of 22, and are able to demonstrate financial need.

Applications typically available online in January. 

(50 - $5000)
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.    Application will be available on the website starting in January. ONLY THE FIRST 700 applications received will be accepted.
   National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship Graduating 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
Application due
January 1st to your local chapter
  Missouri JCI Senate
(2 $250 scholarships) 
open to any senior graduating from a
Missouri High School

Not yet available


Healthcare Leaders Scholarship

($1000 scholarship)

High school senior; GPA of 3.0 or higher; accepted or currently attending a nursing or medical related program at an accrediated institution; and submit a 600-1000 word essay.
Apply online. Deadline
Jan. 29
  Redfin Scholarship
  • Legal U.S. resident
  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college
  • Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale
Application deadline January 31
  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 $60,000 or less
Deadline February 1

MO State Fair Youth in Ag Scholarship

High school senior; Must have competed in MO State Fair as a youth exhibitor in the FFA or 4-H divisions; Must be active FFA or 4-H member at the time the scholarship is awarded; Must enroll in a community college, college, or university in Missouri. An Agriculture major is NOT required. 
Feb. 1
  Nevada Elks Lodge Legacy Award
($4,000 scholarship)
College-bound high school seniors who are children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks can apply 
Due online
February 2
  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 career


February 28th


MFA Scholarship


Must be a child or grandchild (including step) of a member-level customer. You will need to supply the membership number and your relation to the member on the application. 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. Application must be submitted on-line.  Application period is December 1 - February 15
   VFW Auxiliary Continuing Education Scholarship
Open to the spouse, son, or daughter of a current member of VFW Auxiliary member
Application must be received by
Feb. 15
   Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
(1 $1000 scholarship)
For high school  seniors who plan to attend a Missouri college, university, community college, or vocational school and have a financial need. 

Application must be turned in to Mrs. Smith by Feb 20th.

  MO Society of CPA's Scholarship High School seniors who are student members of MOCPA (free to join, go to http://www.mocpa.org/high-school, must be attending a MO institution, and be majoring in accounting.  Online applications due February 23rd.
  P.L.A.Y. Scholars for Collars 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 
Submit by email by
Feb. 28
(2 - $1000)
The applicant must be a member of Educational Community Credit Union, a senior in high school, and plan to participate in post-secondary studies, including professional, vocational, and academic studies that are not limited to colleges and universities. 

Application deadline

February 28

  Ozark Chapter of Mo Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship
(2 $1,500 scholarships)
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: 
Application deadline
Feb.  28

MO Assoc. for College Admission Counseling

(2 - $1000 & 1 - $500 scholarships)

Open to high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and must enroll as a full-time student at a MOCAC member post-secondary institution (list is on website) Deadline March 1st

The Associated General Contractors of America

($1000 scholarships)

Applicant can be anyone who is planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction, including a high school senior, military member, or postsecondary student. Applicant can be a full-time student or part-time student.
Applicant MUST be enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved accredited program.
Applications available March 1 - June 1st. 
(1 - $2000)
High school seniors attending either Sheldon High School or Jasper High School and planning on pursing post-secondary education at either a vocational/trade school, community college, or college/university.  Applications must be submitted to Mrs. Smith by March 1
high school senior; must be a relative (child or grandchild) of an FCS Financial customer in good standing; must designate which offfice services the account; must plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college/university. Preference will be given to those attending a MO college/university and to those who choose to study an ag-related field. Application due online March 1
(4 - $1000)
Men & women who are planning on attending a vocation/technical school, and pursuing a certificate or associates degree in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair; have a 2.5 or greater GPA.
Application must be postmarked by
March 1
  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 

Application Due

March 1

  Joplin Dental Care
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; essay Due to Mrs. Smith by March 1
  Missouri Gaming Association 2015 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.  
Application due

March 1

  Southwest Cattlemen's Association Scholarship Open to high school seniors who are current members, or a child of a current member, of the Southwest Cattlemen's Association. Must plan to major in Agriculture and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Applications due
March 7
  Missouri Women Legislators Scholarship
($500 scholarship) 
graduating high school females in state of Missouri; selection based on leadership, community service, and essay  Application deadline is March 8
  MARE - Rural MO Senior Scholarship Fund Seniors who are enrolling in a teacher education program in MO and have interest in teaching in a rural school system. Also must be graduating high school from a MARE member school district (Sheldon R-VIII is). 

Applications must be postmarked by
March 9
(1 - $3000)
high school seniors in Missouri pursuing a college degree in agriculture, natural resources or related field; 2.5 GPA or higher; score of 21 or higher on the ACT; 250 word essay
Online application must be submitted by
March 10
  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 activities
Application must be postmarked by
March 10
($1000 scholarship)
Applicant must be high school senior who has exhibited academic achievement, character, economic need, planning on attending a college or university, and completed (or in the process of completing) the Everfi Financial Literacy Program.
Applications must be postmarked by
March 10
  Jim & Shirley Cook Scholarship
(1 $400 Scholarships)

Must be a high school senior from Southwest Missouri; 3.0 GPA or higher, with financial need; worked and/or participated in community service and/or extracurricular activities (at least one extracurricular activity during senior year required); Preference for students with FFA leadership; Can be attending technical, two or four year accredited institution

Application deadline March 10
   Ozarks Foster /Alternative Care Higher Education Scholarship
(2 $1000 Scholarships)

Must have currently, or for at least 6 months [at some time] in the past, have 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'​; 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)

Online application must be submitted by
March 10
(2 - $1000)

Must be a high school senior with an IEP in the area of learning disabilities and planning to attend any accredited post-secondary institution (college/university, trade, vocational)

Application due
March 10
  Henry J. and Lucille J. Straus Scholarship
(16 $5000) 
must attend a PRIVATE college/university; Minimum 3.2 GPA ACT of 24 or above; Financial need; submit FAFSA/EFC form; Letter of recommendation required attesting to your character and non-discriminatory actions toward others of varying ethnic/religious/ political affiliations and backgrounds; participated in extracurricular activities, both school and community non-profits; exhibit qualities of potential leadership, sincerity and integrity; and Full-time attendance at private college
Online application must be submitted by
March 10
  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  
Application deadline
March 15

Mid-West Fertilizer


1. Applicant must reside in the Mid-West Fertilizer footprint. Eligible counties include: Allen County, KS; Anderson County, KS; Atchison County, KS; Bourbon County, KS; Cherokee County, KS; Crawford County, KS; Neosho County, KS; Montgomery County, KS; Jefferson County, KS; Labette County, KS; Miami County, KS; Wilson County, KS; Woodson County, KS; Bates County, MO; Vernon County, MO; Cass County, MO; Jasper County, MO; Ottawa County, OK; Benton County, AR
2. Be a high school senior graduating in spring or a current college student in the first, second or third year of school.
3. Enrolled at a post-secondary institution for the fall.
4. Demonstrate leadership abilities, academic performance and a desire to further their education and career.
5. Applicants are only eligible to be awarded a Mid-West Fertilizer Scholarship at the college level one time. An applicant is eligible to apply at the college level if they were awarded a Mid-West Fertilizer Scholarship at the high school level.
6. Dependents of Mid-West Fertilizer employees are elibile to apply.


March 15th

  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 required Must be postmarked by March 15
  Masonic Merit Scholarship--Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri
($1000 per year scholarship)
selection based on: minimum GPA of 3.0,  ACT score, extra-curricular involvement, financial need, must enroll as a full time student at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
Application due
March 31
  Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship--Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri
($1,000 per year scholarship)
must attend an accredited college or university to pursue a degree in nursing or education; selection based on: selection based on: minimum GPA of 3.0,  ACT score, extra-curricular involvement, financial need, must enroll as a full time student at an accredited college or university in the U.S. 
Application due
March 31
  Samuel Stewart Smith Scholarship--Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri
($8,000 per year scholarship)
selection based on: minimum GPA of 3.0,  ACT score, extra-curricular involvement, financial need, must enroll as a full time student at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
Application due
March 31
  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.) 
Artwork due to
Mrs. Smith
March 31
   Vocational Scholarship Program
Farm Bureau
(4 $500 scholarships)
Minimum GPA of 2.5, family must hold current Farm Bureau Membership in Missouri, pursuing an associate of applied science or certification in a trade related to agriculture including but not limited to: heavy equipment operation, electronics, welding, diesel and farm machinery repair    Application deadline March 31
(4 - $1500)
Must be high school senior, enrolling full-time at a MO college/university, and have an interest or intend to pursue an insurance, risk management, or actuarial science course of study.

Application deadline

March 31

  Jones Cos. Impact Leadership Scholarship Must be a high school senior. Requires an essay and a letter of recommendation. 

Application deadline

March 31

  MO-KAN Livestock Scholarship It is not necessary to be a member of FFA, active in agriculture activities, or have done business with Mo-Kan Livestock in order to receive this scholarship; however, these students will be looked upon favorably. If none of the scholarship applicants meet this criteria, the scholarship selection committee will award scholarships to the best overall applicants. Mail applications to: Mo-Kan Livestock Market 7133 NE Business 49 Loop PO BOX 368 Butler, MO 64730

Application Deadline

April 1st


Chris Cauble Scholarship  


  1. Graduating high school senior or non-traditional student enrolling in first year of college
  2. Resident of Southwest, MO
  3. Must be declared computer science/CIS/MIS/IT major
  4. GPA of 2.75; submit transcript
  5. Demonstrate financial need; submit FAFSA-EFC
  6. Short Essay “What does this scholarship mean to me”
  7. Participation in school activities
  8. Participation in community organizations
  9. Work experience

Application deadline

April 1

   Hickory County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company 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 

Application deadline

April 1

open to any senior; 1 letter of recommendation required, essay
Applications due
April 1
  A High School Senior who is a member of an FFA 

Application deadline

April 1

  Patriot Guard Riders Scholarship 
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 

Application deadline

 April 1

  Vernon County Farm Bureau
($1,000 scholarship) 
senior student from Vernon County who will attend an accredited college or university in the Fall.
*student/family DOES NOT have to be a member or hold business with Vernon County Farm Bureau  
Applications due to Mrs. Smith by  
April 6
  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   Must be received by April 6, 2018
  AAUW - American Association of University Women
open to female high school senior--award selected based on financial need; must complete essay, Family Financial Statement, and supply 1 letter of recommendation
Application must be received by
April 9
Must be a student with a disability or the child of a parent with a disability. Must be seeking a degree to help people with disabilities, such as medical, special education, social services, therapy, and/or mental health field. Essay required. 

Application due

April 13

  Rotary Scholarship
(3 $1,000 scholarships)
high school senior, rank in top 25% of class, leadership in school and community activities, good citizenship, and must submit 2 letters of recommendation from previous teachers
Application and letters of reference due to
Mrs. Smith by 

April 13

  Child Advocacy Council Scholarship
open to any high school senior; letter of recommendation required Application must be received no later than April 13
Open to any high school senior from NEVC, Bronaugh, or Sheldon.

Application due

April 15


5 County Board of REALTORS Scholarship

($500 or $1000)

open to any high school senior with a GPA of 2.5 or greater enrolling in a 2-year college or 4-year university

Application due

April 15

   Vernon County Cattlemen's Scholarship
(several $500 scholarships)
high school senior in Vernon County who will attend college or vocational/technical school; completed classes in FFA, participated in 4-H; essay
Application due

April 15

(1 - $400)
open to female non-traditional students, students who have been out of high school at least 5 years who are enrolling in a university or trade school seeking a degree or certification to enter into a career profession.

Application due 

April 18

    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 2015-2016?" *
Application due
April 20


high 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) 

Application Deadline

April 20

  Elizabeth Carey Chapter Scholarship National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
open to a senior girl who is planning to major in Education, Social Science, or Political Science 

Application deadline

April 21

  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, (awarded randomly by drawing from all completed applications)
April 22
(1 - $500)
Must be high school senior who is enrolled in the Lamar Career and Technical Center and completing one of the following programs: Auto Mechanics, Welding, or Machine Tooling. Must be enrolling in a college or technical school. 


April 27


John Byron Corbin Trust

(30 - $2000)

available to any high school senior; a completed application requires transcript, ACT scores, student tax return, parents tax return, 2 letters of recommendation from teachers; *financial need is taken into consideration

Application due

April 30

  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 
Application due
April 30
  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 Must be received by April 30
   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
Application Deadline
April 30
must be planning to attend an accredited school of nursing or an accredited respiratory therapist program., those striving to specialize in pediatrics will be given preference. Must submit an essay, 3 non-relatives letters of recommendation, and high school transcript. Application may be obtained by request at: [email protected]  Application deadline is May 15
  B. Davis Scholarship This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. 
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
  • Write an essay of LESS than 1000 words and submit by email to: 
    [email protected]
    Essay 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. 

Must be emailed by

May 22


PB&J Scholarship

($500 - $1000)

Open to all college-bound seniors attending a 2-year or 4-year college in Fall 2020.


May 31, 2020

  Got a Spine Scholarship
To be eligible, a student must: be attending college/university no later than October 2017 and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
GPA of 2.5 or higher, attend a post-secondary institution in US no later than Fall 2016, submit a short story detailed in application SUBMITTED ONLINE BY JUNE 15

Hester Trust

criteria: 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)  

Application Due

June 15

  Candidate wishing to pursue nursing or further his/her nursing education;Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA-EFC; High school graduate GPA 3.0 or above in academic field; Preference - an orthopedic nurse who is a member of NAON or dependents of NAON members Application deadline June 16
  Lift Parts Express Scholarship
attend a post-secondary institution in Fall 2016, submit a completed online application  Online application due June 30
  Aspiring Nurse  Scholarship Applicants must have a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics; A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare; and plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Online application due August 31
   College Financial Aid Advice Fantastic website with too many scholarships to list here  Various Deadlines
  HVACR Workforce Development Foundation Scholarships for students seeking careers in HVACR and water heating Various Deadlines
   Heartland Tractor and Case IH
($1,000 scholarship)
 present or past graduate from a Cass, Bates, Vernon or Barton County High School, first preference given to student enrolled in agriculture or closely related field of study; emphasis placed on diligence and perseverance as demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular and community activities; other consideration given to academic achievements, citizenship, church involvement, and attitude precepts Not available in 2017
  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  
  Joe Rayburn Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is open to allstudents 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.     
  Missouri Juvenile Justice Scholarship 
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.      
  Joplin Globe Newspapers in Education Scholarship
(2 $1000 scholarships)
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 scholarshi  
  Arthur G. Tesar Scholarship
(4 $4500 scholarships)
must attend Ozark Technical Community College or Missouri State University, Springfield, MO and:
Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by FAFSA/EFC
Preference to students who will not receive a large number of other scholarships
Academic achievement; at least 3.0 GPA and 22 ACT
Personal letters of recommendation required
  Henry Joseph Struck Memorial Scholarship
(1 $5,000 Scholarships)  
Preference given, but not limited to, applicants whose parent(s) deceased/disabled as a result of military service; Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by FAFSA-EFC; Letters of recommendation required; Academic achievement, meeting college admission standard; Interview required
  Christine A Loetel Scholarship
(up to $20,000)   
Person(s) with cerebral palsy or a similar disability resulting from damage to the brain [Current school placement records are acceptable proof of diagnosis]
Applicants who exhibit academic ability
Applicants who display a sincere desire for additional training or education
Applicants with financial need as determined by the FAFSA-EFC
Applicants achieved an adequate ACT score or other entrance exam
Applicants maintain a grade average of C or better in their high school coursework
  Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
Available to: Undergraduates who were athletes at the high school level. You do not need to be an athlete at the college level.   

open to female high school senior planning on pursuing a career in aerospace  
  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   
   Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship
($500 Scholarship)
Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30, 2016;
GPA of 2.5 or greater; essay questions 
  SP Scholarships
($10000 scholarship)
be at least 13 years old and will enroll in a college or university in the U.S.   
   Peter Pasula Study Habits
($500 scholarship)
attend a post-secondary institution in Fall of 2017;  
  Out of the Easy Scholarship 
$5000 Scholarship 
submit a three-page essay referencing a quote from the book, Out of the Easy  
   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 application  
  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  



Automatic application submitted
for scholarships when
application made to UCM
 University of Central Missouri
Most due
December 1
(awarded on first admitted,
first served basis until go
Must be admitted to MU and complete the FAFSA
University of Missouri-Columbia December 1

Missouri Land Grant


plus books & housing for Honors College students

University of Missouri-Columbia will offer two new grants covering 100 percent of unmet need for all Pell-eligible Missouri residents who qualify for admission to MU. For qualifying students the MO Land Grant will cover all tuition and fees. The MO Land Grant will also cover books and housing for Pell-eligible MU Honors College students.  FAFSA deadline of February 1st.
  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 agriculture Must complete University of MO - 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 university that you plan to enroll in for deadline to apply
 Automatic application
submitted for
scholarships when
application made to MSU
Missouri State University Scholarships
Apply to MSU
by December 1
to be considered
for most scholarships
(some later dates apply)
  Must be admitted to UMKC University of Missouri-Kansas City January 1
  Must be admitted to MSSU Missouri Southern State University Scholarships  Must have completed the FAFSA by February 1st
Must be admitted to NWMSU
for automatic scholarship eligibility
Northwest Missouri State University  February 1st
 Apply for admission to PSU
and complete scholarship section
or Scholarship application
Pittsburg State University   February 1st
 Apply for admission to Crowder
and complete separate
scholarship applications
Crowder College
(once on this website, click on Scholarship Application) 
April 1st
Apply for admission to OTC
and complete the FAFSA
Ozarks Technical Community College   April 1st
Apply for admission and
complete separate
scholarship application
State Technical College of Missouri February 1st
Automatic application
submitted when you
apply to Truman State
Truman State University December 1st
Apply for admission to
Ottawa University and
complete a separate portfolio
Ottawa University October 30th
  Must be admitted to Missouri Valley 
Scholarship is for English Majors  who have 21+ ACT score and GPA of 3.0+ and various other scholarships listed
February 15th
  Any high school senior planning on attending Midwest Tech. Must register and then complete required application materials. Midwest Technical Institute March 17th