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Wendy’s High School Heisman

Applicants must have a B grade average and participated in at least one school-sponsored sport. To apply visit Deadline October 17, 2018.


Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

106 $20,000 Scholarships Awarded Funded through the generosity of the Members of the Association As one of the nation's largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many aid programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program also seeks students who have a commitment to use their college degrees in service to others. To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria: Be enrolled full time as a high school senior; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2014 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution) Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required) Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and Be a United States citizen to apply go to Deadline: October 25, 2018


Coca-Cola Scholarships

The Coca-Cola Foundation will be awarding $3 million year in scholarships to 250 deserving students. For additional information and to apply on line go to Deadline: October 31, 2018.


Missouri S&T Chancellor’s Scholarship

15 students will be awarded $12,000 per year for 4 years with a GPA of 3.25. You must be in the upper 10% of your graduating class or have better than a 3.75 GPA. You must receive an ACT score of 31 by October 24. You must demonstrate strong leadership skills in school and your community.  You must submit a 750-word essay and the completed Chancellor's Scholarship application at  Deadline November 1, 2018.


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Prudential and NASSP want to recognize students who have volunteered and provided community service. To be eligible, you must have engaged in significant volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to date of application. In each state, the top volunteers will receive an award of $1,000, and engraved medallion and an all expenses paid trip to Washington, DC. To apply go to Deadline: November 6, 2018.


Elk’s National Foundation 2018 Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Offering 500 scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $20,000 per year for 4 years.  To be eligible, you must be a high school senior and a US citizen.  You will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Apply at  Deadline November 15, 2018.


MSBA John T. Belcher Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship awarded on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and quality of essay. Only one application may be submitted per school. For details and applications visit Applications must be turned into Mrs. Shanley by Monday, December 4th in order to be presented to the Board of Education.


National NHS Scholarship

Seniors who are members of NHS are invited to apply for the National NHS Scholarship. Go to Deadline: December 7, 2018.


Conservation Foundation Scholarship

Conservation Foundation of Missouri Charitable Trust offers 5- $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors or undergraduates in different natural resource areas (wildlife, soil/water, forestry, fisheries and parks/recreation).  Information can be found at  Deadline: January 31, 2019.


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, 2018 or whose parents are a full, regular, or part time employee of Hy-Vee. To apply go to:  Deadline: February 8, 2019.


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, 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 5, 2019.