Scholarship Information

Updated for the 2020-2021 school year. Apply now!

Don’t forget to fill out your FAFSA.
As always, see Mrs. Adams if you have any questions.

Going Merry  A free scholarship and financial aid platform.  Personalized matching. Thousands of scholarships.

CFO Scholarships  The Community Foundation of the Ozarks manages more than 400 private scholarship funds established by individuals, families and companies that want to provide a path to higher education for generations to come. These donors determine the size and eligibility criteria for the scholarships they create, and the CFO manages the scholarship process on their behalf.

DUE IN OCTOBER

Horatio Alger Scholarship  Application deadline is October 25th As one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship  Application deadline is October 31st.  The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

DUE IN NOVEMBER

The Hagan Scholarship Application deadline is November 15.  This is a nationwide, need-based merit scholarship.  Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents.  The scholarship provides up to $6000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters.

Elks National Foundation  Application deadline is November 5th.  Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Show-Me Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society  The Show-Me Chapter offers a $2000 scholarship for a high school senior, or undergraduate, planning to major in conservation or a natural resources-related field.  This is an essay contest.

DUE IN DECEMBER

Burger King Scholars  Application deadline December 15th.  Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

DUE IN JANUARY

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship  Application deadline is January 4th Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

John T. Belcher Scholarship Award  Application deadline is January 10A $1000 annual scholarship is awarded to a student in each of MSBA’s 17 regions. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of an essay. A statewide winner is selected from this group of regional winners and awarded an additional $1500.

Quest for Education Scholarship  Application deadline is January 11.  Vantage Credit Union is dedicated to helping students reach their educational goals through higher education. We award ten $1,000 Quest for Education scholarships to young members who qualify, to be paid to the recipients’ chosen accredited college or university at the time of fall registration. One scholarship is awarded per recipient, and funds can be used for books and tuition.

National Beta Scholarship Program  Application deadline is January 24.  The National Beta Scholarship Program offers over $300,000 in scholarships to outstanding Beta members in their 12th grade year. Over 250 scholarships are awarded each year, ranging in value from $1,000 to $20,000. Incredibly, since 1991, Beta has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships.

Conservation Foundation of Missouri Scholarship  Applications must be submitted by January 31.  CFMO offers 5 – $1000 scholarships to high school seniors or undergraduates in different natural resources areas.  Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need.  Information can be found at on the same website, at http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship/.

Mike Rowe Works Scholarship  Each year, we look for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  The Work Ethic Scholarship Program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.

American Welding Society Scholarship  The AWS Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It supports programs to ensure the growth and development of the welding industry through research and educational opportunities. Our industry depends upon education that prepares the next generation to meet the challenges ahead.

DUE IN FEBRUARY

William H. Cooper Leadership Scholarship  Application deadline is February 1st.  A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner, with half to be paid the first year and half to be paid the second year. Recipients will be required to maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in order to receive the full scholarship.  Please visit https://www.fscb.com/cooperscholarship  for more information on eligibility requirements.

Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley/MUSIC Scholarship  Application deadline is February 21st.  MUSIC members are designated into three enrollment size categories: small, medium and large. Six scholarships (two in each category) of $2,000.00 each (nonrenewable) will be awarded to 2020 graduating seniors of districts that are MUSIC members.

Luther A. Riddle Scholarship Sponsored by Gascosage Electric  CoopApplication deadline is February 27th.  The Luther A. Riddle Scholarship is open to any high school senior whose parent or guardian is a member and has an active connected account with Gascosage Electric Cooperative.  The applicant must be a full time student.  All applications must be submitted to Gascosage Electric Cooperative no later than February 27.  Any questions should be directed to your high school counselor or Kim Doyle, Executive Secretary, Gascosage Electric Cooperative, kim.doyle@gascosage.coop or 573-759-7146 ext. 201.  

DUE IN MARCH

MO-SCI Foundation Dr. Planje Scholarships  Application deadline is March 31st. A local scholarship for Newburg Seniors. Multiple award offers may be available. Please see Mrs. Adams for more information and the scholarship application.

Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship  Application deadline is March 31st. 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. This scholarship can be used at any college for the fall. The scholarship will be paid directly to the school.

MFA Foundation Scholarship  Application deadline is March 20th.  MFA Foundation Scholarships are offered to high school seniors in communities where MFA agencies (such as MFA Agri Bulk Plants and Propane Plants, and other MFA agencies) are located and are willing to contribute $350 to the MFA Foundation as joint sponsors of the scholarship.  The $2,000 scholarship is made payable to any accredited college or university and is applied toward the student’s freshman year. It is not renewable.

Missouri Stem Signing Day  Application deadline is March 1st.  Sponsored by The Boeing Company and the Missouri business community, the program offers $1,000 scholarships to a minimum of 10 students to help them pursue their STEM education goals at a 2-year, 4-year or technical college of their choice. The funds are unrestricted to be used for tuition, living expenses, books or technology.

Missouri Courage Scholarship  Application deadline is March 1st. Missouri Courage Scholarship is the first, and largest, state-wide LGBTQ scholarship organization in Missouri. They fund annual scholarships for graduating high school seniors in Missouri pursuing higher education. Their mission is to acknowledge, affirm, and reward students who demonstrate courage and take a stand for social justice. 

Marion Dale Summerford Memorial Scholarship Infuze Credit Union is proud to offer the Marion “Dale” Summerford Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Summerford, known by many as Dale, was a long time volunteer on the Infuze Credit Union Board of Directors. Dale believed in the philosophy of the credit union movement, “People Helping People.” Our goal for providing this scholarship is to assist our Member/Owners in their pursuit of higher education.  The credit union has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships since the inception of the scholarship.

DUE IN APRIL

MOCA Head Start Scholarship  Application deadline is the first Friday in April.  This scholarship is designed to help a student who formerly attended a Head Start program in their desire to pursue higher education.

Driver Education Initiative Award – Scholarship OpportunityThis company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students enrolled as a High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior or as a College Freshman – on the topic of being a safer driver.

 

DUE IN MAY

B. Davis Scholarship Application deadline is May 24. Award value is $1000.  This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the following 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. 

DUE IN JUNE

Global Life Equipment Scholarship – $500
Due June 15
Global Life Equipment is offering a scholarship to any student that has a GPA of 2.5 or higher that is planning on attending any post-secondary institution this coming fall. To apply, you must submit a short story about one of the equipment they sell on their page. Please see the above link or click HERE for more information.

BBB Student of Ethics Award – $2,500
June 22
This scholarship is open to juniors graduating in 2019. Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern & Southwest Missouri & Southern Illinois Student of Ethics Award Program recognizes high school students who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history.

The Recovery Village® Health Care Scholarship  Application deadline is June 30th.  A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field).  Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience.

DUE IN JULY

UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship – $1,000  The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2018. Special consideration will be give to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Home Healthcare and knows someone that worked in the nuclear industry and was subsequently approved for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), but anyone meeting the requirements can demonstrate an interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare will be considered.