Scholarship Information

Updated for the 2017-2018 school year. Apply now!

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AFA’s 2018 Teen Scholarship Essay Contest – Varies
Due February 15
Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the people who have been diagnosed with it; it also affects their loved ones, caregivers and people of all ages, including children. Each year, AFA holds a scholarship essay contest which asks students to describe how Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted their lives. Whether they’ve had a loved one with the disease, volunteered or worked as a caretaker or are just passionate about the cause, the next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer’s have a story tell. We want to hear it! All high school seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enter a four year college/university in 2018 are invited to take part in the 2018 contest.

Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley/MUSIC Scholarship – $2,000 (6)
Due February 17
The Missouri United School Insurance Council (MUSIC) encourages you to apply for the Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley/MUSIC Scholarships. The funding of the scholarships is provided by proceeds from the golf tournament and corporate donations. 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 2018 graduating seniors of districts that are MUSIC members.

Luther A. Riddle Scholarship – $1,000
Due February 21
Luther A. Riddle was the first General Manager of Gascosage Electric Cooperative and served in this capacity from 1946 to 1987. Gascosage Electric is proud to support the communities we serve. The Luther A. Riddle scholarship program hopes to aid educational endeavors by offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors. For the year 2018, Gascosage will give twenty (20) scholarships for $1,000 each. 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.

Due March 1
Since the inception of The American Legion Legacy Scholarship in 2001 following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The American Legion has offered its support to the children of fallen post-9/11 service members through this scholarship. Beginning with the 2017 award year, The American Legion expanded the scholarship to include children of VA-rated, post-9/11 veterans with a combined disability rating of 50 percent or higher. Our organization remains committed to honoring the memory and service of our fallen and disabled comrades by ensuring their children are afforded the best possible educational opportunities.

Farm Kids for College Scholarship – $1,000 (3)
Due March 1
Some of the most exciting careers available today are in agriculture, on farms and throughout the industry. Farm enterprises, science careers, the vast dairy, grain and livestock industries. Ag has just about everything. At National Farmers, we are honored to encourage the next generation to chase their ag dreams – and catch them. Part of how we at National Farmers do that, is through the national Farm Kids for College Scholarship.

NDTA Scott/St. Louis Chapter Scholarship – $2,500-4,000 (4)
Due March 1
The purpose of the NDTA Scott/St. Louis Chapter scholarship program is to promote careers in Business, Transportation Logistics, and Physical Distribution. Although all students may apply, preference will be given to students pursuing these and related courses of study. The Scott / St. Louis Chapter of the NDTA intends to award a minimum of two (2) scholarships of $4,000 each and four (4) scholarships of $2,500 each for recipients enrolled in an accredited bachelors or graduate degree program in 2018. An additional award of $1500 may be set-aside for students enrolled in a two-year associate degree or trade certification program. Additional awards may be granted pending availability of funds. Scholarships are open to any high school student that meets the eligibility criteria.

SEG Scholarship – Varies
Due March 1
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the SEG offers a range of different scholarship opportunities. Funds provided may be applied to tuition, books, and fees. Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 USD per academic year; average awards are approximately $3,700. The number of scholarships available depends chiefly upon the number of sponsors and the amounts they contribute. SEG scholarships have been awarded to students all over the world.

Beyond the Boroughs – $20,000
Due March 15
Never before has a college education been so important for success, and never before has a college education been so unaffordable to so many. The Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund is committed to solving that problem. Since 2007, Beyond the Boroughs has been bringing bright futures to those deserving young men and women that have been accepted into college, but have unmet financial need, by helping pay the exorbitant cost of a higher education. Founded by NFL veteran Tutan Reyes, whose life was transformed by the college scholarship he received, Beyond the Boroughs awards four-year scholarships — each worth up to $20,000 – to both male and female students of any race from any state. We aim to create deserved college scholarship opportunities for students, with a primary focus on first generation collegians.

Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship – $2,500
Due March 15
One of the Intertech Foundation’s focuses is the inspiration of young people towards the building of science, engineering and technology skills. To further that pursuit, the Foundation has announced their 2018 STEM scholarship for students interested in pursuing careers as professional software developers. This opportunity is aimed at current college students or college-bound high school seniors, who have excelled in the areas of Math and Science, to pursue college studies in the area of computer science.

MFA Foundation Scholarship – $2,000
Due March 15
The MFA Foundation was established in 1958 with the primary purpose of providing greater educational opportunity for the youth in our trade territory. The Foundation’s major activity is its Scholarship Program, which has provided financial assistance to nearly 13,000 college and university students from rural communities since its initiation in 1965. Every spring approximately 340 graduating high school seniors receive MFA scholarships, co-sponsored by the MFA Foundation and local MFA agencies.

Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship – $20,000
Due March 15
The disAbility Scholarship at Microsoft delivers on the mission of Microsoft’s cross disability employee resource group to empower and enable people with disabilities. This scholarship enables high school students with disabilities to go to college and target a career in the technology industry. In addition, we hope to contribute to increasing the pool of persons living with a disability enrolling in higher education and, in the long term, decrease the unemployment bias for this demographic. This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and have a financial need.

National High School Essay Contest – $2,500
Due March 15
USIP is proud to partner with the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) on the annual National High School Essay Contest for 2017-2018. The contest each year engages high school students in learning and writing about issues of peace and conflict, encouraging appreciation for diplomacy’s role in building partnerships that can advance peacebuilding and protect national security.

Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship – $2,500
Due March 15
Richard Holland was more than any one of these things- he was an infectious personality, a loyal teammate, a genuine smile, and a young soul. The Holland Family Legacy Foundation has established the Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship Fund to be awarded annually to a chosen qualified applicant. This scholarship is a $2,500 award, renewable for up to three additional years.

Robert and Dorothy Wind Family Scholarship – $1,000 (Multiple)
Due March 19
The Robert and Dorothy Wind Family Scholarship program of the Montauk Rural Fire Department awards academic scholarships to individuals pursuing a career in one of the following emergency public services: Fire Fighter, EMT-Paramedic, or Law Enforcement Officer. Qualified applicants must be high school or GED graduates from Dent or surrounding counties. A preference is given to applicants residing in the Montauk area. This scholarship may be renewable.

Lions Club – Doolittle – $200
Due March 30
Please see Ms. Large for more information and the scholarship application.

Lions Club – Rolla – $1,000
Due March 30
Please see Ms. Large for more information and the scholarship application.

MO-SCI Foundation Dr. Planje Scholarships – $2,000 (2)
Due March 30
Please see Ms. Large for more information and the scholarship application.

Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship – $2,000 (2)
Due March 31
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.

Patriot Guard Riders Scholarship – $2,500
Due April 1
This scholarship is available to MO students who are the sons or daughters of those who have either 1) given their lives in the line of duty, 2) Been honorably discharged after their time of service, or 3) veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty. To apply, fill out the application form and send the necessary information to the MO Patriot Guard Riders.

Project Yellow Light Scholarship – $1,000-$5,000
Due April 1
Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits. Here’s what we’re looking for. A video, billboard design or radio spot created to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save.

Kenneth L. Short Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
Due April 6
Opaa! is proud of serving the nutritional needs of students since 1978. In memory of Kenneth L. Short, founder of Opaa! Food Management, a one-year scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a 2017-18 graduating high school senior from a school district currently served by Opaa! Eligible students must enroll in an accredited college or university and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the food service/hospitality industry. Selection criteria include academic achievement; work experiences; and participation in student, school, and community activities.

MOCA Head Start Scholarship – $500 (2)
Due April 6
If you attended Head Start, you’re eligible for this scholarship. To apply, please fill out the application and have it postmarked by April 6th.

Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship – $750 (2)
Due April 20
Eligible are individuals who are currently members of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion, or a descendant of a member of any thereof. Applicants must be unmarried, a resident of Missouri, under the age of 21, and must use the scholarship as a full-time student in an accredited college or university.

Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship – $750 (2)
Due April 20
Two $750.00 awards are given annually to a student planning on obtaining a degree in education, in honor of this Past National Executive Committeeman from Missouri. To be eligible, individuals must: (1) be a descendant of a veteran who served 90 or more days of active duty in the armed forces and having an honorable discharge; (2) be a Missouri resident; (3) use the award as a full-time student at an accredited college or university; (4) provide a copy of the discharge certificate for the veteran on whose the application is made; and (6) submit an essay of 500 words or less on the subject: ‘In your opinion, what was the most significant world event of 2015/2016?’

Joseph J. Frank Scholarship – $750 (5)
Due April 20
Five awards of $750.00 are given annually to individuals who are descendants of a veteran. Applicant must have attended a full session of The American Legion Boys State or The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. Applicants must be unmarried, under the age of 21, a current resident of the state of Missouri and must use the scholarship as a full time student in an accredited college or university.

Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship – $1,000 (2)
Due April 20
Two awards of $1,000 each are given each year. One to a boy who has attended a full session of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri or a full session of the Department’s Cadet Patrol Academy. The second award is given to a girl who has attended a full session of The American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State program or a full session of the Department’s Cadet Patrol Academy. Candidate must be the descendant of a veteran who has been honorably discharged.

M.D. “Jack” Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship – $1,000
Due April 20
This award is available to a Missouri boy or girl training to be a Registered Nurse, and may be used in their freshman or subsequent college years. The student must have graduated in the top forty percent of their high school class or have a “C” or equivalent standing from their last college or university semester. Candidate must be the descendant of a veteran who has been honorably discharged.

The Arch City Granite & Marble, Inc. Scholarship – $1,000
Due April 30
Arch City Granite & Marble, Inc. awards an annual $1,000 scholarship in order to give back to the community. Arch City wants to give a helping hand to a deserving student from a lower income family from Missouri and Illinois. Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Missouri or Southern Illinois.

Youth Forward Scholarship – $500 (6)
May 1st
Volunteerism is increasingly important in American society. Indeed, most of today’s High Schools require some type of volunteer work in order to graduate. Colleges and universities as well seek to encourage students to “give back” to their communities. This scholarship seeks to reward a few deserving youth for his or her commitment to the spirit of volunteerism. The application is handled in essay format. To apply, submit an essay of less than 500 words in Microsoft Word format.

B. Davis Scholarship – $1,000
Due May 22
The generosity of our site sponsors have allowed us to offer a scholarship to help the students who visit our site. 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 topic. Please see the page for further details.

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.

UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship – $1,000
Due July 31
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.