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Scholarships

Scholarships

Earl Collins Foundation Missouri-Arkansas District Kiwanis Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded based on college academic readiness and need. Applicants must have a minimum ACT composite score of 23 OR a cumulative GPA of 3.25 OR rank in the top 25% of their class. Points are awarded by achievement, volunteerism, honors, educational objective, letters of recommendation, financial need and Kiwanis family bonus. Pick up applications in the counseling office. Applications must be returned to Mrs. Shanley by January 26, 2018.

 

Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society-Conservation Foundation of Missouri Scholarship
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.  Applications must be submitted by January 31.  Information can be found at  http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship/

 

Redfin Scholarship

Redfin is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining our own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the customer's favor. Scholarship Details: This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education. We’ve received applications from across the country including San DiegoLas VegasChicago and Miami! Whether you reside on the west coast in Portland and Palm Springs, represent Texas in Austin and Houston or are a proud east coaster in Charlotte and NYC, or call somewhere else in the U.S. home, we want to hear from you! For the November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 session, answer the following question in 300-500 words:

Technology and big data are disrupting nearly every facet of our lives. Amazon disrupted the retail industry, Uber disrupted the taxi industry, and Redfin has disrupted real estate. What industry do you think will be disrupted next, and why? To apply go to www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

College Raptor Scholarship

College Raptor, an online college search site, is offering a $2,500 scholarship. The application is now available at www.CollegeRaptor.com/2500Scholarship and is open until January 31, 2018.

 

Youth in Agriculture Scholarship

These scholarships are possible thanks to the gracious contributions of many individuals and companies. One $5,000 platinum scholarship sponsored by Youth in Agriculture supporters, one $2,500 supreme scholarship sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics, and thirty $1,500 scholarships sponsored by Youth in Agriculture are being offered.

 

Applicants must be high school seniors and active members of 4-H or FFA, and have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair. Eligible scholarship applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited Missouri community college or a four-year-college or university in the fall/spring semester immediately following graduation from high school. Applicants are not required to pursue a degree in agriculture, however, a 5 point bonus will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in agriculture during the selection process.

 

Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and five additional copies.

 

To apply go to http://www.mostatefair.com/youth-in-agriculture. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, 2018.

 

James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements: Missouri Resident, 2.5 GPA, Family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less. For additional info and a link to apply, visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/westlake. Deadline: February 1, 2018.

  

MU CWP Scholarship

The Campus Writing Program of the University of Missouri, Columbia is pleased to announce a new high school writing competition that is open to all Missouri high school students in grades 9-12.  This competition is being offered in conjunction with the University of Missouri School of Law and features several awards for young writers.  The contest asks students to explore the issue of campus speech, protest and/or conflict resolution, and to look at the implications of the First Amendment in these issues. Financial prizes range from $100-$300 and scholarships from $500-$2000.  The three top winning papers and honorable mentions will be published on the MU School of Law Center for Dispute Resolution website. In addition, the authors of the winning papers and honorable mentions and their faculty advisers will be invited to a Champions Workshop on the Mizzou campus in Spring 2018.  Priority deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018.  You can find more information at http://cwp.missouri.edu/awards/law_highschool_competition1.php 

 

Cole County Medical Alliance Scholarship

Two $500 Scholarships for high school seniors planning to attend a 4 year college or university to pursue a career in healthcare. Pick up applications in the counseling office. Deadline: February 2, 2018.

 

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program

Hy-Vee will award 40 $1,000 scholarships to high school students who are working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2017 or whose parents are a full, regular, or part time employee of Hy-Vee. Pick up applications in the counseling office. Deadline: February 10, 2018.

 

Irene Robinett/$1,000 Zonta Scholarship

The Zonta Club of Jefferson City is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating female.  The recipient will be recognized for their accomplishments and contributions she has made in her school and community.  
 Qualifications include:
*Female Gender
*Acceptance into a university, college or technical school
*Completion of the application with necessary attachments
 Please return the application and attachments to Mrs. Shanley by February 14, 2018.

 

Mediacom World Class Scholarship Program

Mediacom is offering 60 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school students attending accredited post-secondary institutions in the fall of 2018. Applicants must also live in the region serviced by the North Central Division of Mediacom. All completed applications must include an essay on leadership, the applicant’s school transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Scholarship recipients are selected based on Academic Achievement and Leadership. To apply go to www.mediacomworldclass.com. Deadline February 16, 2018.

 

Council for Drug Free Youth Scholarship

Council for Drug Free Youth offers $500.00 scholarships for qualifying seniors. Any graduating senior who has remained drug free, is involved in school or community activities and has at least a 2.0 GPA is eligible to apply. Drug free means you have NEVER USED tobacco products, alcohol, and/or other illegal drugs at ANY time (family function, wedding, special occasion, etc.). Pick up applications in the counseling office. Deadline for submission is February 16th, 2018.

 

Knights of Columbus Scholarship

The Missouri Jurisdiction of Knights of Columbus will offer 11 $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must have a father or guardian who is a Knights of Columbus member. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office. Deadline: February 20, 2018.

 

Jane Randolph Jefferson City Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

The Jane Randolph Chapter of the DAR will award two $1,000 scholarships to senior living in Cole County. This scholarship is for a senior male or female who will be attending a Missouri College or University, ranks in the upper one-third of the class, is of good character, and active in school and community activities. Financial Aid will be a consideration. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office. Return applications to Mrs. Shanley by February 27, 2018.

 

Jefferson City East Side Business Association Scholarship

JCESBA will award multiple $1,000 scholarships. Applications can be accessed at  www.jcesba.org  or picked up in the counseling office. Deadline: February 28, 2018.

 

MASTER GARDENER SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: February 28, 2018

How to Apply: Go to the counselor’s office and ask Mrs. Shanley for the application information.

Requirements: Applicants are limited to those who plan to study horticulture, agriculture, conservation, or forestry. Applicants must also have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. 

Scholarship Awards: One $1,000 scholarship to recognize Master Gardener Janet Illston’s contributions to the Central Missouri Gardener Program where she was a leader in program development and instruction. That scholarship shall be known as the Illston Memorial Scholarship. In addition, two additional $1,000 scholarships are being offered.

 

Missouri Educators of Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services $1,000 Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors with a grade point average of at least 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale and plan to obtain an education degree in Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services Education at a Missouri college or university. Pick up applications in the counseling office. Deadline: February 28. 2018.

The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year
The Nominee must be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew chartered to an American Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of The American Legion squadron – OR – be a registered, active member of a chartered Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew, and the son or grandson of a Legionnaire, Sons of The American Legion or Auxiliary member – AND – received the Eagle Scout Award, be an active member of his religious institution and must have received the appropriate Boy Scout religious emblem, have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, scouting, and community, have reached his 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection, and reside in the department (state) to which he applies.  For more information and to pick up an application-see the counseling office. Deadline March 1, 2018.

 

NDTA Scholarship

The National Defense Transportation Association will award four scholarships of $2,000-$2,500 to students pursuing careers in business, transportation logistics and physical distribution. See Mrs. Shanley for applications. Deadline March 1, 2018.

 

Peggy Luebbert Scholarship

Gary Wilbers, a 1985 graduate of Blair Oaks, has graciously made available a scholarship in honor of Mrs. Luebbert.  Mr. Wilbers, a former student of Mrs. Luebbert, is giving a scholarship in her name because of the impact she had on his life when he was in high school.  The Peggy Luebbert Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, is awarded to a Blair Oaks High School senior who plans to enter an accredited post secondary school (four year, two year, community college or trade school) in Missouri in the fall semester after high school graduation. The recipient of this scholarship must plan to be enrolled full-time.  The scholarship money will be divided equally between two semesters.  The recipient will need to provide the Blair Oaks Board secretary proof of grades earned the first semester of college and a schedule of second semester classes in order to receive the disbursement of the second semester funds.  A 2.5 grade point average is required to renew this scholarship for second semester.  The scholarship is payable directly to the student/school. Scholarship application includes two letters of recommendation (one from a BHS faculty and one from someone outside the school) as well as an essay. Applicants should be involved in activities within the school and the community, display leadership skills and demonstrate a financial need.  A component of this scholarship is based on dedication and determination to a career that will provide for the betterment of society.  A five-person committee will review the applications.  Applications can be picked up in the counseling office. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

 

 

The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC)-Monsanto High School Scholarship

The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) is now accepting applications for the MCSC-Monsanto High School Student-Volunteer Community Service Scholarship. This scholarship awards program is made possible by the Monsanto Company. Eight (8) student-volunteers will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2017-2018 funding year.

The scholarship is available to all Missouri freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school who meet the criterion. The Committee is seeking student-volunteers who are committed to improving their communities, while inspiring others to serve through their volunteerism. To apply go to https://www.movolunteers.org/awards.htm. The deadline to submit the application is due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018.

 

Missouri Bankers Association Scholarship

1. Applicants must be high school seniors who have exhibited academic achievement and/or economic need.

2. Students should be planning to enroll in a full-time course of study leading to a major in a field related

to banking.

3. Applications must be submitted on the scholarship form or a photocopy of the form. Attachments are limited to an official transcript with ACT scores, two letters of recommendation and a resume of extracurricular activities.

4. The application form must be signed by an officer of a Missouri Bankers Association member bank.

5. The scholarship selection committee is the final and binding judge of scholarship recipients.

6. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 9, 2018.

7. Return completed application to:

Missouri Bankers

Foundation Scholarship

PO Box 57

Jefferson City, MO 65102

A PDF of the application can be found at www.mobankers.com or pick up an application in the counseling office.

 

MFA Foundation Scholarship Program

Open to High School Seniors.  The MFA gives $2,000 for the students first year of college (not renewable).  The choosing committee considers: The applicant’s interest in furthering his/her education by engaging in studies relating to agriculture or a field of study that benefit rural life; Participation and leadership in school, church and community activities; Applicant’s reputation for good citizenship and moral character; Financial need, sources of income and willingness to work; Also the applicant’s satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship can be used at any accredited college or university to pursue any course of study.  The amount of the scholarship will be paid directly to the school. Return applications to Mrs. Shanley by March 15, 2018.

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 Vicky Lorie Kiso at (573) 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 Coutney 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.

 

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.

 

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.           

 

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.

 

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.