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Specific Scholarships with Deadlines
AES Engineers Scholarship - Scholarship Criteria: High GPA should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason, we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Deadline: October 6th
IvyPanda Blog Video Scholarship- $1,500 Semi-Annual Video Contest Scholarship for Students. Eligibility: Current high school, college, or university students from any country. Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The runner-up prize is $500. Deadline: October 6, 2019
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Deadline for applications is October 18th
Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program Applications for National and State Scholarships are due Oct. 25 (Applications for Career-Tech Scholarships open on March 15th)
Newcomer Funeral Service Scholarship for students who intend to pursue a degree in Mortuary Science. Applications are due October 26th. More information can be found on the Newcomer website.
VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship - open to 9-12 graders. Patriotic audio essay competition. This year's essay theme is "Why My Vote Matters." Grand prize is $30,000. Deadline to submit to our local VFW representative is 10/31. See the VFW website or Mrs. Nielsen for more information.
THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. (150) $20,000 scholarships will be awarded. Minimum 3.0 GPA after 6 semesters. Deadline: 5 p.m. Eastern on October 31
Louis S. Sachs Scholarship Program (Progress 64 West) - Two college scholarships will be awarded to local seniors. (1) $5,000 scholarship, (1) $2,500 scholarship. The Louis S. Sachs Scholarship is awarded annually in honor of the late Louis S. Sachs, a visionary entrepreneur. To be eligible, a student must be a high school senior in the Parkway, Rockwood, Francis Howell, Fort Zumwalt and Wentzville school district areas. Must submit a proposed Executive Summary of a Business Plan. For all the details, and for the email address to submit the application, visit the website or see Mrs. Nielsen. Deadline: October 31
Missouri Association of Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP) - MASFAP is offering a one-time $1,000 scholarship to a 2018 graduating senior from a Missouri High School planning to attend a private or public 2 or 4-year institution, or vocational-technical school in Missouri in fall 2018. The topic is who inspires you and/or makes a difference in your life. Essay and photo required. Deadline: October 31
National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) - NESA offers two basic types of scholarships: academic scholarships and merit scholarships. NESA academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. All academic scholarship applicants must have a minimum 28 ACT score to apply. (A "super score" may be used to meet this requirement). Multiple scholarships available, ranging from $2000 to $50,000. Deadline: October 31
The National Association of Secondary School Principals – Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created to recognize students in middle and high school grades (5-12) who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Only one student from Timberland can move on to regional competition. Fill out the student application online by the deadline. You MUST inform Mrs. Nielsen that you have applied. Deadline: Nov. 5
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2019 competition. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Deadline: Nov. 5
The Soil and Water Conservation Society has several scholarships available for students who plan to pursue a degree in a conservation or natural resource-related field. The local SWCS Show-Me Chapter Scholarship valued at $2000 is due The Monday after Thanksgiving.
Sixt Scholars Program SIXT rent a car is pleased to offer five high school seniors the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a SIXT scholar. The program is designed to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. SIXT rent a car is thrilled to contribute to higher education and support the development of exceptional students. Minimum 3.7 gpa on a 4.0 scale. Plan to enroll in a 2 or 4 year university. Financial need considered. First 500 valid applicants will be considered. Deadline: November 30 (application period ends once the 500 application limit is received)
Lights, Camera, Action Video Contest. How could $500 help you reach your savings goal? We’re looking for creative, innovative 90-second (or less) videos that demonstrate the importance of smart money skills! Show us your best savings tips, why saving money is important, or how you choose to save for college—let your imagination run free! First State Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! video contest wants to find the best ideas from teens between the ages of 13-18. One local winner will be awarded $500 by First State Bank and move on to the American Bankers Association Foundation national contest with a chance to win up to $5,000!
Zippia Dream Job Scholarship - Tell us in 500 words or less, what your dream job would be. Describe your dream job to us and tell us WHY this is your dream job. Consider the following in your essay: Why is this your dream job? Is it more about money or happiness? Or both? What are you doing to reach your dream job goal? One winner will be chosen. Your essay will appear on the Zippia website to inspire others. Open to any college, university, associates program, junior college, vocational school, or high school students. Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to email@example.com with the subject line: "My Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry". No purchase necessary. Skill contest. Must be US resident. See official rules for complete details. Deadline: December 31, 2020 at 11:00 PM EST. The winner will be contacted directly.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program Scholarship program for high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Apply by January 3.
Vantage Credit Union Quest for Education Scholarship - Vantage Credit Union will award 10 - $1,000 scholarships. Any Vantage Credit Union member who is a graduating high school senior and a primary account holder may apply for our QFE scholarship. If you’re not a member, you may open an account and become eligible to apply. Deadline: January 5
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund - The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, a field of study, location, and more. For high school seniors, current college students, and students with GED entering college in Fall 2020. Deadline: January 10
America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship- America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer Fund, awards scholarships to students pursuing ag-related fields of study. From agribusiness, to droone piloting to welding, the possibilities for careers in ag are endless. Apply today! The deadline to apply is January 15. To learn more about Grow Ag Leaders, program rules and eligibility requirements, visit www.AmericasFarmers.com.
Megan Meier Memorial Scholarship The Megan Meier Foundation in collaboration with SSM Health is seeking St. Charles high school seniors that have made a positive impact regarding issues of bullying and cyberbullying in their own school and community. We honor students that, like the Foundation, aim to support and inspire actions to end bullying, cyberbullying, and suicide. Applicant qualifications: Currently enrolled as a full-time student with senior status for the 2019-2020 academic year; Must reside in St. Charles County; Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; and obtain a written recommendation from a member of the faculty or staff at the school in which he or she is enrolled. Due January 17. $1000 scholarship will be formally awarded on February 19 at 3pm at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital- St. Charles. The reciepient must attend the event to recieve the award.
Application Process- To be considered, the applicant must include the following with their application:
* Completed Personal Information Form-This form can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mmfscholarship
* High School Transcripts or latest Report Card
* Faculty/staff Letter of Recommendation(optional)
* 1-2 Page Essay.
- Describe how your accomplishments relate to the mission of the Megan Meier Foundation.
- Describe ways you have proactively helped to lessen all forms of bullying within your school community.
- List your professional goals after graduation, specifically the degree you plan to pursue and the ways in which you plan to use your degree to continue helping others.
Missouri Society of CPAs Scholarship for high school seniors planning to major in accounting. Scholarships are $500. Deadline: January 23
Coolidge Scholarship A full-ride scholarship that covers student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. Can be used at any accredited US college or university. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2021 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply. All applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm EST on January 16. Coolidge Scholars are selected based on academic excellence, an interest in public policy, appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service.
Optimist International sponsors three scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: the Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH), the Essay Contest and the Oratorical Contest. The O'Fallon Optimist Club is collecting applications and documentation for the Oratorical Contest. Materials must be received by Cynthia Schwab by January 30th (firstname.lastname@example.org). This year's topic for the oratorical contest is, "Where are My Roots of Optimism?" Contact Cyndy at 636-544-0102 with any questions.
The Soil and Water Conservation Society has several scholarships available for students who plan to pursue a degree in a conservation or natural resource-related field. (Most deadlines are January 31st).
James L. and Nellie M Westlake Scholarship Program Requirements: Missouri residents; graduating seniors at Missouri high schools who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four year college or university (or have completed one or two full years at a Missouri community college with credits to transfer at the sophomore or junior level to an accredited four year college or university), demonstrate financial need with an EFC of $7000 or less and a family AGI of $60,000 or less, have a cumulative gpa of 2.5 or higher. Application deadline is February 1.
Elks Legacy Award - Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of 300 awards in the 2018 contest. Deadline: February 2
Law Day Essay Contest The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section and the Missouri National Education Association invite students in your school district to participate in the annual contest. All essays should be sent directly to the Missouri NEA judging coordinator listed on the flier. The essays must be postmarked by February 2. Once the first round of judging is completed, finalists will compete in the statewide competition to qualify for $300, $200 and $150 prizes.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”. This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of the Foundation’s namesake, encouraging Scholars to positively impact the lives of others.
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
- Be a graduating, minority high school senior
- Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
- Show leadership potential
- Demonstrate a dedication to community service
- Present evidence of financial need
- Be a United States Citizen
- Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
- Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship
February 1, 2020, 5pm (ET) – Completed application is due
AmericasFarmers.com High school seniors through college juniors- apply for a $1500 ag scholarship today. America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, is offering more thatn $500,000 in scholarships to students in rural communities who are looking to continue their education in an ag-related field of study and become the next generation of ag leaders. To apply: 1) Go to AmericasFarmers.com for more information and official rules; 2) Apply at FFA.org/scholarships. Applications accepted from November 15- February 6. 3) Optain two farmer endorsements of your application by February 13.
Missouri PTA offers Teacher Education Scholarships for high school seniors. Scholarships are $500 per year, renewable up to four years. To read full details, and to apply, click link above. Deadline: February 15
Project 21 - The Missouri Gaming Association sponsors the 2019 Project 21 Scholarship Program. The goal of the scholarship program is to not only to inform our youth that it is not permissible in Missouri for persons under the age of 21 to gamble in a casino, but also to educate them about the dangers and consequences associated with underage gambling. The Project 21 Scholarship Program provides Missouri students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. One (1) $2,500.00 first prize scholarships and three (3) $1,500.00 second prize scholarships will be awarded. The article, poster or video entry, completed application and other required documentation as outlined in the application must be received by MARCH 1
St. Charles Community College has over 40 Foundation scholarships ranging in amounts (with various requirements), including their full tuition Trustee Scholarships! Deadline: March 1
The Missouri Bankers Association is offering four college scholarships for high school students planning to pursue banking-related college degrees. Deadline: March 9.
Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program Applications for Career-Technical Scholarships open on March 15th
Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship HomeAdvisor will award $2,500 to six students who can devise a creative solution to America’s skilled labor crisis.
Eligible students are planning to attend a community college, technical institute, or university during the 2019-2020 academic year to study anything from construction management, plumbing or carpentry to landscape architecture or interior design. There is no minimum SAT, ACT or GPA. You must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident. Deadline: March 15
Missouri Masonic Scholarships - The Masonic Grand Lodge of Missouri is offering three scholarships; two of them are offered to students in any degree program, and the third is for students planning to pursue a degree in education or health care. For more details, and to access the application, click the link above. Deadline: March 31.
Missouri Courage Scholarship - MCS acknowledges, affirms, and rewards the courage of those graduating seniors who have demonstrated their willingness to work for change in their community to advance the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) people and other historically marginalized groups. Deadline: March 31.
First Financial Credit Union Right Stuff Scholarship - The 1st Financial scholarship will be awarded to one current 1st Financial member between the ages of 17 and 22, graduating high school or currently attending college. Not a member? It only takes $1 to open an account. Deadline: March 31.
Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri Scholarship Program - We are offering this scholarship to one deserving Missouri student who qualifies within the following categories: (1) A son or daughter of one who has given their life in the line of duty, including both military and first responder (police/fire). (2) A son or daughter of an honorably discharged veteran who has passed after their term of service. OR (3) A son or daughter of a veteran or first responder disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized. It is a non-renewable award in the amount of $2,500 to help defray cost at any accredited institution of higher learning, including vocational and business schools. Deadline is April 1.
Mattress Nerd’s Sustainability Scholarship: https://www.mattressnerd.com/
scholarship/ $1000 Sustainability Scholarship to the best essay response to our writing prompt on environmental conscientiousness.
American Veterans (AMVETS) Scholarships Deadline: April.
Club Z! Annual Achievement Award - (Open to grades 5-12) - allows students to showcase their talents and abilities for a chance to win cash for school. Open to students with all levels of talents and abilities, of all ages and from all backgrounds. Deadline: April 14
BJC Scholars Fund A renewable scholarship awarded to a maximum of 14 new students annually who reside in communities served by BJC Hospitals. It is a need-based award of $10,000 per academic year and is renewable through graduation or a maximum of 10 semesters, as long as the student continues to meet eligibility and selection criteria. Open to high school seniors planning to enter college as incoming freshman in 2019-20 academic year. Plan to attend a public Missouri or Illinois state college or university in your home state. Meet all elgibility criteria for The Scholarship Foundation Interest-Free Loan. Complete the two-part application between January 1st and April 15th by visiting myscholarshipcentral.org.
Ava's Grace Scholarship Program A scholarship for students who have experienced parental incarceration (have a parent who is or has been incarcerated in a U.S. penitentiary). It is a renewable scholarship awarded to students who live in Missouri and certain Illinios counties. Must have an maintain a cumulative 2.5 gpa on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need. The online application will be available between January 1 and April 15 at www.myscholarshipcentral.org.
National Defense Transportation Association Scholarship - Applicants must be seniors, planning to enroll as full-time students in fall 2017. Applicants may be enrolled in any field of study, but priority will be given to those seeking degrees related to business, transportation logistics, or physical distribution. Deadline: April 16
Arch City Granite and Marble Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student from a lower income family from Missouri and Illinois. Deadline: April 30
Amco Ranger is providing a scholarship opportunity for students in Missouri! We understand the financial pressure that can come along with preparing to further your education. We want to help a student in our state pay for their college tuition by offering a $1,000 scholarship. We understand the impact that students can have on their communities. We want students to be involved in their communities and find service opportunities. We are asking students to find a service opportunity in their community, act on it, and then share their experience with us for an opportunity to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Here are the details & the requirements:
- Your scholarship needs to be completed and submitted by May 30, 2020. We cannot accept late or incomplete applications.
- Applications can be submitted by high school seniors and college freshmen in the state of Missouri.
- The scholarship is a one time scholarship. We will award the student with the scholarship on June 30, 2020.
- Applications must be filled out and submitted electronically.
B. Davis Scholarship - The creators of the "Student Award Search Aid" website are offering a $1000 scholarship for Juniors and/or Seniors. Deadline is May 24.
College Raptor Scholarship Program- College Raptor is accepting applications for its second $2500 scholarship. The deadline for entry is June 1, 2018.
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship - $1,000 Scholarship for any high school junior or senior. Essay between 500 and 1000 words on this topic: Describe your educational, career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/ major, why you selected it and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. Deadline: June 14.
Console and Associates PC Attoney's at Law $1000 legal scholarship. The scholarship is open to any college student (or accepted high school senior) who has a 3.0 or higher GPA and is either currently pursuing or plans to pursue a law-related degree. Apply at: https://www.myinjuryattorney.
com/legal-scholarship/2018- 2019/ Application deadline: June 15.
Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program Receive up to @2500 to pursue a career or technical education. To be eligible applicants must have completed high school by Spring 2018; be enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall 2018 that will lead to employment; attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution; demonstrate financial need/be Pell Grant eligible; be under age 30; be a US citizen. Application opens March 15. Priority deadline is June 15. Apply at: application.horatioalger.org.
Got Ethics? The Better Business Bureau serving eastern and southwest Missouri and southern Illinois offer a student of ethics award program to recognize high school students who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history. An independent panel of judges will select five students from eastern Missouri and southern Illinois to receive this award. Recipients will receive scholarships to the college or trade school of their choice for $2500. How to apply: Must be a high school student graduating May 2019; write a 300-word essay on an ethical dilemma you have faced and how you resolved it; fill out an application online or by mail including an academic transcript and letter of recommendation; Apply to BBB by June 22. Apply now at bbb.org/stlouis/student-of-ethics-awards.
ZipRecruiter, a career and internship resource, is offering a $3000 scholarship to the most creative one-page submission about a student's past or current job and how it has affected their career aspirations. The application is available online at https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship.
The deadline is June 30.
Ongoing Yearly Opportunities
Wells Fargo Scholarship | Open to seniors. Scholarships awarded through sweepstakes drawing. Quarterly drawings from August to June of senior year.
First Scholarship Opportunities | Over 9 million awarded each year to students who participate on a First Robotics High School team and are pursuing a career in a math/science or related field. Deadlines vary.
UMSL Advanced Credit Scholarship | For students who plan on attending UMSL and have completed Advanced Credit classes while in high school. Visit the link or call 314-516-7005.
The National Co-op Scholarship Program | 155 merit scholarships totaling 4 million dollars will be awarded. Students who are admitted to one of the seven institutions listed in the scholarship brochure can apply for one of these scholarships by visiting the website.
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis | Offers interest-free loans up to $7,000 a year to students who demonstrate progress toward degree completion (2.0 GPA), have strong character, and financial need.
The American Legion "Need a Lift?" Scholarships | Available on their website.
Missouri Legion scholarships | A variety of scholarships with a variety of deadlines. Worth taking a look!
Project Lead the Way | Information about scholarships and/or credit for completing PLTW classes.
Raise | Get scholarships at various colleges for grades, extra-curricular activities, sports, community service, etc. that you completed throughout high school.
Missouri Connections | Go to Missouri Scholarships under the Education tab.
College Week Live | Virtual college tours, chat with students and staff, plus sign up to win scholarships
Michigan State University | Scholarships for students with disabilities (compiled by but not limited to Michigan State)
College Funding for Students with Disabilities | Federal aid, grants, and scholarships for students with disabilities
Black Excel | Over 200 minority scholarships as well as college prep. information.
Christian Connector | Scholarship opportunities at Christian schools. Automatic entry in $2,500 scholarship by requesting information.
Missouri Department of Higher Education | Information on grants and scholarships
Free-4U Scholarships | Offers a wide variety of scholarships for different majors, minorities etc.
Discover Colleges | Provides a free private college information service as well as a $2,500 private college scholarship drawing.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program | Click on "Online Communities" to register with GMS and to learn more about college planning and scholarship opportunities
Federal Student Aid | Join the federal government's Facebook site (Federal Student Aid) for up-to-date information about college preparation or just visit the site.
Quest Bridge | Quest Bridge is an agency that helps high achieving low-income students through their scholarship program.
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities A compiled list of scholarships available for students with various disabilities.
StudentScholarships.org: The list of scholarships on this page is continually updated. You may want to bookmark this page and check it often. Register for a free account to receive information about new scholarships as they become available.
St. Louis Graduates Scholarship Central- Scholarship and interest-free loan program applications. (Deadlines vary).
University HQ - Links to a wide range of general scholarships, scholarships for specific subgroups, and scholarships for students with disabilities.
2019 - 2020 Sleep Scholarships: https://www.
mattressadvisor.com/sleep- scholarships/ Find the best scholarships related to sleep, sleep disorders, and dreaming. Various deadlines. You may qualify for one or more of the scholarships featured in this guide if you’re interested in studying or pursuing a degree in sleep science, feel passionately about your dreams, or are dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, which starts by improving your sleep quality.
LA Tutors- LA Tutors awards students who showcase their creativity and make positive impacts with a $500 Innovation in Education scholarship. On an ongoing monthly basis, this scholarship is open to all currently enrolled high school and college students who showcase their creativity while helping those around them (whether that be in a creative fundraiser, inventive new app, series of blog posts on a particular theme, or another idea). The application deadline is 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. Requirements: Must be currently enrolled in high school or college; Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent);Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada. To Enter: Visit our online application portal at https://www.latutors123.
com/scholarship; Submit an essay describing their innovative project; Provide supporting documentation (letter of recommendation, news article/photo featuring their project, etc.)
Scholarships for Children of Marines- https://www.mcsf.org/
Many employers will offer scholarships to the children of their employees. (ex: Lowes) Check with your parents.