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Scholarships

Scholarships

Missouri Credit Union Scholarship

MCU will award 16 Missouri Credit Union Scholarships. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $2,500. High school seniors graduating in spring of 2018 are eligible.  Applicants or their parents must be a member of MCU to qualify.  The recipients will receive the scholarship funds for use toward the four-year college, university, or technical college of their choice.

Applicant selection will be based on:

  1. Financial need;
  2. Scholastic achievement; and
  3. Extracurricular activities.

Applicants must print and complete MCU’s online application at https://missouricu.org/college-scholarships. The following information must be provided:

  1. Biographical sketch of yourself;
  2. High school transcript;
  3. Copy of 2018-2019 Federal Student Aid form; and
  4. Essay of why you feel qualified.

Please deliver or mail to:

MCU Scholarship Committee
111 East Broadway
P.O. Box 1795
Columbia, MO 65205-1795

Complete and print a MCU Scholarship Application then mail to the above address.

PDF of Application: https://missouricu.org/college-scholarships

All of the above must be received at MCU’s Columbia Downtown location no later than close of business (5:30 pm) Friday, March 23, 2018.

 

Westside Business Association Scholarship

Scholarships of $1000 are available to graduating high school seniors attending college/technical school in the fall of 2017 whose employer or parent (s) employer is a member of the West Side Business Association. Scholarship applications can be picked up in the counseling office and returned to Mrs. Shanley by March 28th. *Note: This is a new date that was sent to me by the WBAS*

Gilbert G. Hilkemeyer Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior whose parents or guardians are members of Three Rivers Electric Cooperative. Must be attending a public college or university in Missouri. Must plan on carrying at least 12 credit hours each semester. $1000 scholarship is renewable for a second year if the student is carrying 12 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA. Fill out the application and include transcript and letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will NOT be accepted if they are sent separately. Call Terry at (314) 897-2251 or 1-800-892-2251 if you have questions. Pick up applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 30, 2018.

 

Hawthorn Bank

Four $1,000 scholarships for students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, plan to pursue a degree in business or finance and had no more than 4 disciplinary actions while in high school.  PDF applications can be found at www.hawthornbank.com under Personal/Special Programs/2017 Scholarship Application. All applications must be typed. Deadline March 31, 2018.

 

Shelter Insurance Scholarship

Shelter Insurance Agent Courtney Jeremy is sponsoring a Shelter Foundation scholarship of $2,000. Scholarship will be awarded on scholastic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community activities, citizenship and moral character, and educational goals. Pick up applications in the counseling office. Return applications to Mrs. Shanley by March 31, 2018.

 

Missouri Insurance Education Foundation

The Missouri Insurance Education Foundation is offering four $1,500 for students pursuing degrees in or intending to pursue an insurance, risk management or actuarial science course of study in a Missouri college or university. Applications available at  www.mief.org. Deadline: March 31, 2018.

 

Lincoln University Foundation Scholarships

Students planning to attend LU next year can apply online by visiting the Lincoln University website and going to the Foundation webpage. http://www.lincolnu.edu/web/advancement/foundation-scholarships. Deadline: March 31, 2018.

 

Cole County Citizenship and Service Scholarship

Cole County Eastern District Commissioner Jeff Hoelscher is sponsoring several $500 scholarships to seniors who attend a school in Cole County and will be attending a college, university, or trade school in the fall of 2017. Applications are required to compose an essay of not more than 500 words explaining what kind of services have you provided to the community to share what you have been given (time, talent, etc.). How will this scholarship help you to continue to give back to the community and/or teach others to do so as well? Pick up applications in the counseling office. Deadline: April 1, 2017.

 

Kiwanis Club of Jefferson City

The Kiwanis Club will offer four  $1,000 scholarships. To apply, students must have a minimum ACT score of 23. Pick up applications in the counseling office.  Applications must be returned to Mrs. Shanley by April 1, 2018.

 

Home Builders Association of Central Missouri Scholarship

HBA will award two $1,000 scholarships to students who will be attending a two or four year college majoring in a construction related field such as Construction Management, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Excavating and other specific trades/majors. . Employees or Family of Business related to the Building Industry and/or Students interested in fields of study related to the industry will get scholarship preference. Pick up applications in the counseling office. Deadline April 1, 2018.

 

Cole County Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Cole County Farm Bureau will award one $500 scholarship. To be eligible, students must have participate in two or more extracurricular activities whether in or out of school during the school year. The Scholarship must be used for courses that have a relation to the study of agriculture or other trades and professions necessary to the rural community such as business, education, medicine, journalism, etc. In order to apply, students must be a farm bureau member and list the name the membership is registered under. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office. Deadline: April 1, 2018.

 

The Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri Scholarship

The Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri Scholarship is being offered to Missouri students who are sons or daughters of those who fall within the following categories:

(1) Those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first responders (police/fire),

(2) Those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service,

(3) Those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized.

This scholarship is a non-renewable award in the amount of $2,500 to one deserving Missouri student to help defray cost at any accredited institution of higher learning, including vocational and business schools.  Applications can be picked up in the counseling office. Deadline: April 1, 2018.

 

Missouri River Region Credit Union Scholarship

College bound students are eligible to win one of five $2000 scholarships towards tuition and books. Applicant or parent must be an active member of the credit union to apply. Pick up applications in the counseling office or go to https://www.rrcu.org/news/2017-rrcu-scholarship. Applications must be received by APRIL 2, 2018.

 

Alan Atnip Memorial Scholarship

Alan Atnip, a 36 year old husband and father of 4 boys, passed away on May 24, 2013 after a 16 month battle with a rare form of bone cancer. Alan was an extreme sports fan when it came to basketball, the Kansas City Chiefs but more importantly anything the Blair Oaks Falcons played. His pride for the Falcon’s sports programs exploded when the opportunity for coaching kids became a reality. He never turned any opportunity down and when the position to coach the Jr. Falcon Football Club presented itself, he was all in.  He strived to be a positive role model and expected the same from the kids he coached.His passion for God, family and football was clearly visible to all who had the privilege of knowing him.  Throughout his coaching days and his battle with cancer he continued to show his friends, family and players what it truly meant to “Fight Like a Falcon.” Alan never backed down from a challenge athletically, in everyday life and especially when cancer crossed his path. His positive outlook, winning attitude and extreme determination in all aspects of his life was a tremendous example for all to follow. The Atnip Family wishes to keep Alan’s legacy of Falcon Pride alive in the Blair Oaks Community. They wish to help fund the Alan Atnip Memorial Scholarship which will provide a $1,000.00 scholarship to a football player or cheerleader who participated in the Jr. Falcon program at minimum of 3 years and who continued their career at the high school level for all 4 years. In addition, applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher and have maintained 95% attendance throughout high school. Pick up applications in the counseling office. Deadline: April 4, 2017.

 

Bradley Gilbert FFA/Agriculture Scholarship

Bradley, son of Jason and Anne Gilbert, brother of Heather and Laycee, grandson, godson, nephew, cousin, and a friend to many, passed away on May 12, 2016 at the age of 16 after a 2 year battle with stage 4 Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of childhood bone cancer.   Bradley attended agriculture classes at Nichols and was a member of the FFA in Jefferson City prior to Blair Oaks incorporating it into its curriculum this last year.  Bradley had a passion and desire for the outdoors and was pursuing a career in conservation as a possible conservation agent and dreamed of one day owning and running his own farm. Bradley loved helping out in any way possible which included a lot of time spent on friends’ farms taking care of livestock, putting up hay, clearing brush, and completing day-to-day tasks on the farm.  Bradley was also an avid hunter.  If Bradley wasn’t hunting, he was hanging out with his friends or family and loved spending his summers on the Osage River.  We believe Bradley would be proud to make a difference by providing this opportunity to someone who is pursuing dreams that resemble his and making a difference in the FFA/Agriculture field. The Blair Oaks Community was a huge support to Bradley and his family during his courageous battle.  They were always supportive and helpful.  The Gilbert family wishes to keep Bradley’s legacy alive in the Blair Oaks Community by giving back to the youth and to help fund the Bradley Gilbert FFA/Agriculture Scholarship which will provide a $500.00 scholarship to one male and one female who is a member of the FFA and attends agriculture classes at Blair Oaks. Pick up applications in the counseling office. Deadline: April 4, 2018.           

 

DANNY E. DAVIDSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The DANNY E. DAVIDSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a student who is going to a 2-year trade school, has a minimum GPA of 2.5, a 95% attendance rate, and has good citizenship.  The criteria are similar to that of the A+ Program Requirements. Danny Davidson served as a substitute teacher at Blair Oaks for ten years. It was not uncommon for Mr. Davidson to come the day before he was scheduled to substitute to meet with the teacher to go over lesson plans and then meet with that teacher again the day after for follow up. Mr. Davidson brought a background of 28 years in the military as well as his civil engineering work to his efforts in the classroom.  Mr. Davidson would often share stories from his visits to countries all around the world.  Mr. Davidson would create and present some of his own lesson plans to the students sharing what he had learned firsthand.  Mr. Davidson would even inform the staff about the differences in the education systems from various countries. Mr. Davidson developed strong relationships with both students and faculty. His love of books, history and business gave him many opportunities to be an active teacher in the classroom.  The students knew he cared about them. Mr. Davidson believed every person could be successful and productive if he/she learned a fundamental trade.  Mr. Davidson set an example for all of us when it came to community involvement and service.  Mr. Davidson believed it was his personal responsibility to serve the school and community to make each a better place for all of us.  Pick up applications in the counseling office. Deadline: April 4, 2018.

 

Blair Oaks Foundation Scholarship

The Blair Oaks Foundation will offer scholarships to BHS seniors. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office. Fill out the BHS common application and return it to Mrs. Shanley by April 4, 2018.

 

JCMG Scholarship

Since 2009, JCMG has awarded a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship to a senior high school pursing a degree in the medical field at JCHS, Helias and one from among the Cole county schools.  Preference will be given to students seeking to become physicians. JCMG’s hope is that this scholarship will encourage high achieving students interested in the health care field to return to employment or remain employed in Jefferson City. JCMG will announce the scholarship recipients through the media as well as through presentations at any awards assemblies offered by these schools. All applications must be returned to Mrs. Shanley by April 6, 2018. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office.

 

Central Missouri CPCU Society Chapter

Available: $750 Cash Scholarship

Eligibility: Spring 2018 graduating high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited college or university following graduation, and who either:

a. Attend high school in Boone County or Jefferson City

OR

b. Attend high school elsewhere but have a parent employed in the insurance industry in Boone County or Jefferson City

Guidelines: Candidates will write an essay on the following topic:

 

 Some experts believe technology being developed to reduce the number and severity of automobile accidents will eventually cause auto insurance cost to go down. However, other experts argue these technologies are expensive and not dependable, and therefore could actually cause insurance costs to increase. Do you think insurance costs will go up or down and do you think including these technologies is a good thing or not? Be sure to include evidence to support your argument.

Essay format:

  • Double spaced with size 12 font
  • 2-3 pages in length with one inch margins
  • Citation of references required

Please include a cover sheet (in addition to the essay pages) stating your name, telephone number, mailing address, the high school you attend, the accredited college or university you plan to attend, your degree/focus of study, and how you meet the eligibility requirements. Staple the cover sheet securely to the essay. DO NOT show your name on the essay itself. Essays will be judged anonymously. Essays must be received by 4:00pm on Monday, APRIL 6, 2018, and should be emailed or sent to:

 

                                    Kirk Arnold

                                    Shelter Insurance Companies

                                    1817 West Broadway

                                    Columbia, MO 65218

                                    karnold@shelterinsurance.com

 

For additional information, please contact Kirk at 573-214-4345.

 

 

Blair Oaks Staff Scholarship

The staff at Blair Oaks High School will offer one scholarship to a student who plans to pursue a degree in Education. Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office. Deadline: April 11, 2017.

 

 

The TERRY CANNON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

In memory of Terry Cannon, a long time teacher and coach at Blair Oaks, the Cannon family is offering a $500 scholarship. The TERRY CANNON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a Blair Oaks High School student who has been involved in co-curricular, extracurricular and/ or community service, has a minimum GPA of 2.5, a 95% attendance rate, and has displayed good citizenship.  Applications can be picked up in the counseling office. Deadline: April 13, 2018.

 

Student Council Leadership Award

Blair Oaks Student Council is offering one $500 leadership award.  These awards will be given to a graduating senior who has shown outstanding leadership during their high school career at Blair Oaks.  The applicants will be judged on leadership positions such as class and club officers as well as team captains. Community and school involvement will also be a key factor.  Each applicant must complete the first page of the Blair Oaks Student Council Leadership Award form and submit a 200 word essay on one of the following topics:

            -What Leadership Means to Me?

            -How I used Leadership Skills to Overcome an Obstacle?

            -What do you think are the qualities of a good leader?

            -How can I apply my leadership skills in the future?

Applications are due April 16, 2018 to Mrs.Shanley.  Winners of the Leadership Award will be announced at the senior breakfast.

 

John A. and Helen R Cowley Memorial Scholarship

The Cosmopolitan Club of Jefferson City will offer three $1,000 scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded based on student’s character, Americanism, scholarship, basis of need and essay. Pick up applications in the counseling office.  Deadline April 16, 2018.

 

 

The TIM KARSTEN “COACH K” SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a Blair Oaks graduating senior who, as a high school student, has volunteered and worked directly with the wrestlers in the Blair Oaks Kids Club Wrestling Program a minimum of 24 hours per season (number of seasons not required but will be considered in determining the award), has a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher, has maintained 90% attendance throughout high school and has good citizenship.  This $500 scholarship shall be paid directly to the student to be used as he/she sees fit to make a positive step toward his/her future in continuing education, military service, or workforce. Deadline: April 20, 2018.

 

American Legion 2018 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 at least ninety days active service in the U. S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, who received an Honorable Discharge for such service. A photocopy of the veteran's DD 214, discharge or separation notice must accompany the scholarship application. Any additional requirements for each scholarship are on the reverse side of the application.


Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship Fund 
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.

 
M.D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Fund
Currently one $1,000 award is given for two successive semesters, and may, by application, be extended for two additional successive semesters.  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.  Scholarships are awarded for one year, payable $375 per semester.

 
Joseph J. Frank Scholarship
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.


Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship
Two awards of $750.00 are given annually in memory of the first Missourian to serve as National Commander of The American Legion.  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 and.

 
Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship
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?

 
Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship
One $750.00 award will be awarded, annually. (1) Each school in the State of Missouri may nominate one student to be considered for the award. (2) The nominee will be selected on athletic, scholastic and leadership abilities. The nominee should be deeply involved in community and school activities. (4) Must use the award as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.

 

Direct all questions concerning scholarships to:

Mr. John Buckwalter, Chair

Education and Scholarship Committee

(660) 627-4713

 

Completed applications should be mailed no later than April 20, 2018 to:

The American Legion Department of Missouri, Inc.

Attn: Education and Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 179

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0179

 

Copies of the scholarship applications can be picked up in the counseling office or on the web at www.missourilegion.org

Some applications require a counselor’s statement be attached.

 

NHS Scholarship

Blair Oaks NHS chapter will offer a scholarship to Blair Oaks NHS members. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office. Applications are due to Mrs. Shanley by April 25th.  

 

Arch City Granite Scholarship

Arch City Granite cares about students success and wants to see them succeed in their post high school education without having to place a large financial burden on their families or themselves. We have come together and formed a scholarship for students in Missouri to help pay for their college expenses. You can find more information regarding the scholarship on our scholarship page using the link below. We would appreciate if you would post this page on your scholarship website page for your students to apply for. https://www.archcitygranite.com/scholarship/ Deadline: April 30, 2018.

UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship

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. This Award will be presented to current college students, but high school seniors who will be attending school in the fall semester of 2018 are also welcome to apply.

The award will be presented to a college student who is enrolled by the fall semester of 2018, but will not have graduated by fall semester of 2018 & is still attending courses at this time. This will be a one-time award. The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account.

Requirements

This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.

Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2018. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2018.

Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.

A transcript must be attached to application for consideration. 

Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.

This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1000 to be awarded the fall semester of 2018.

Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application. 

Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship

To apply go to https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application

 

NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

Interested students may visit https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form. This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018.