NKCHS Scholarship Page

  • Welcome to the NKCHS Scholarship Page! Please utilize this page to learn about scholarships available to North Kansas City High School students. Most scholarships are only open for seniors, but pay attention, sometimes we receive information about scholarship that are available to younger students as well.

    Last Updated 3.23.20

  • MARCH

    **Check out the NKC EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PAGE! Multiple scholarships available specifically for Northtown students**

     

    ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF KANSAS CITY (ALKC) SCHOLARSHIP

    DUE: March 5, 2020
    AMOUNT: Amount Unspecified

    DETAILS: The Assistance League of Kansas City (ALKC) is offering scholarships to academically promising high school seniors who need financial assistance to attend college in MISSOURI.
    ELIGIBILITY: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, complete the application with handwritten signature (no electronic signatures), and submit all supporting documentation (Official transcript, ACT/SAT Scores, Two letters of Recommendation (one from counselor or teacher and one from an adult community member), and copy of your FAFSA-SAR report) by the deadline.
    APPLICATION: Application can be downloaded by clicking
    Application and supporting documents must be printed and submitted by mail to Assistance League of Kansas City, 6101 N. Chestnut, Gladstone, MO 64119. Must be received by March 5.
    For Application please click HERE

     

    Gladstone Rotary Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000 scholarship for vocational or community college applicant
    $1,000 Reverend Lloyd Gentry for a senior with notable activity with the Christian Faith
    Deadline: March 20, 2020
    The Gladstone Rotary scholarship is for high school seniors. The Gladstone Rotary application is online this year. You will need to get a transcript sent to you so you can upload it on the scholarship online application prior to starting your application. Click here to apply! 

     

    CAROL L. STOCKTON MUSIC EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

    DUE: March 25, 2020 
    AMOUNT: $1,000 

    This scholarship was established in memory of Carol Lynn Stockton, a former music teacher for NKC Schools. It will provide a scholarship for a student who is graduating or has graduated from the district, and is pursuing a degree in music education. APPLY HERE!

    Eligibility                  

    • You must be a graduating senior in the class of 2020 or have graduated from one of the district’s four high schools within the past two years.
    • You must plan to pursue or be pursuing a post-secondary program of study at a two- or four-year institution, with a major or minor in music education.
    • You must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher during your high school career OR a 3.0 GPA during college.

      

    ALICE & ELMER BLACK VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: March 27, 2020 
    AMOUNT: $1,000 - 2 AWARDS!

    This scholarship assists students who enroll in and complete a training program, with the desire to learn a useful skill set that will launch them into the workforce and provide a viable income and secure future. Created by Alice and Elmer Black and supported and later managed by an Avondale United Methodist Church committee, the scholarship funds are now part of the North Kansas City Schools Education Foundation and available to district students who plan to pursue vocational training beyond high school.

    Eligible areas of vocational training include the construction trades (plumbing, electrical, carpentry and HVAC technician), as well as the culinary arts, cosmetology, automotive technology, agriculture, landscaping, nursing and other certifications. Training must be predominantly hands-on and not exclusively online. APPLY HERE!

     

    BUDDIE BUTTERFIELD HORNET GOLF SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: March 31, 2020 by 3:00 to Counseling Office                                                                                                 
    AMOUNT: $500

    This scholarship was established in memory of Buddie Butterfield, a 1951 graduate of North Kansas City High School. Golf was Buddie’s lifetime sport, and he became a PGA golf instructor. His passion for golf and helping people led him to found Buddie’s Buddies, a nonprofit whose purpose was to enhance the personal and physical growth of participants who are mentally and physically challenged. The organization was recognized by the PGA. In addition, he began Buddie’s Veterans Adaptive Golf for disabled veterans, and he hosted the annual Heartland Amputee Golf Tournament for both disabled veterans and special needs individuals.

    Eligibility:

    • You must be a 2020 graduating senior at North Kansas City High School.
    • You must be a member of the boys or girls golf team at the high school.
    • You must plan to pursue a post-secondary program of study at a two- or four-year institution or at an accredited trade school.
    • You must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher during high school.

     APPLY HERE!

     

    iModules Scholarships
    DUE: March 31, 2020 
    AMOUNT: $5,500 (5 scholarships available)

     

    Applicants must submit a 90-second video that answers the question below. There aren’t many rules and to what the video should contain – just an answer to the question. FAQs and additional information is available at scholarships.imodules.com.
    Share the motivation behind your choice to attend your selected educational institution and how you believe that institution will allow you to achieve success, however you define it.

    Some of the colleges and universities in our surrounding area that are eligible institutions include:
    University of Missouri Kansas City
    University of Missouri Columbia
    University of Missouri St. Louis
    Saint Louis University
    Missouri S&T
    Missouri State University
    Southwest Baptist University
    University of Kansas
    Wichita State University
    Benedictine College
    Fort Hays State
    University of Iowa
    Iowa State University
    University of Arkansas
    ….and many more all across the country!!

    Click Here to APPLY!

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    **Check out the NKC EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PAGE! Multiple scholarships available specifically for Northtown students**

     

    GLADSTONE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP
    Purpose: This scholarship was established for high school students who will graduate from the North Kansas City School District or St. Pius X High School.
    Deadline: April 3, 2020
    Recipients: Minimum two annually
    Amount: $1,500 each
    Eligibility:
    The applicant must be a graduating senior in the class of 2014.
    The applicant must plan to pursue a post-secondary program of study at a 2 or 4 year institution or technical school.
    The applicant must have maintained a 2.75 GPA or higher during his/her high school career.
    When scoring this application, special emphasis is placed on community service, work experience and family financial needs.
    For Application, please click HERE!

     

    NKC BUSINESS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
    Deadline: April 10, 2020
    Amount: $1,500 (2 scholarships awarded)

    Scholarships shall be awarded to students planning to enroll in college or skilled trade studies.

    Qualifications:
    • Must be a senior at North Kansas City High School.
    • Must graduate in the Spring of 2020.
    • Will enroll in a two or four year college, university or accredited technical school.

    Winners will be selected by North Kansas City Business Council members. Finalists may be interviewed.

    Scholarships will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at the High School in May. Winners and family members will be special guests at the Business Council Luncheon on May 28, 2020 and will be asked to briefly describe their advanced education and career plans.

    CLICK HERE for scholarship application!

    Please have all documents completed and submitted to Richard Groves, Executive Director of the North Kansas City Business Council by April 10, 2020. richard@nkcbusinesscouncil.com or by mail to: Richard Groves, Executive Director, North Kansas City Business Council, 320 Armour, Ste 220, North Kansas City, MO 64116

     

     

     

    These scholarship deadlines have passed.

    Please apply next year!

     

    SEPTEMBER
    P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) STAR Scholarship
    AMOUNT: $2,500
    DEADLINE: September 1, 2019 - November 1, 2019

    A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:

    Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success
    Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education and is 20 years of age or under at the end of the calendar year
    Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada
    Plans to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada, full-time or part-time, in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation
    Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. chapter (contact your school counselor for local chapter contact information)
    Visit http://www.peointernational.org/star-eligibility-requirements for more details about the application process.

     
    OCTOBER
    DR. PEPPER TUITION GIVEAWAY
    DEADLINE: October 17, 2019
    AMOUNT: Varies up to $100,000 in tuition

    Dr. Pepper is looking for students from age 18-24 can enter for a chance to win money for tuition. 1. Create a profile at drpeppertuition.com. 2. Briefly describe your goal-how will you change the world? 3. Upload a video to help up get to know you. (see website for specifics about the video).

    Apply Here: https://www.drpeppertuition.com/program-details

     

    HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP 
    AMOUNT: varies at National and State level
    DEADLINE: October 25, 2019

    Apply Here: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/
     

    As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who've faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who've exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, in addition to having critical financial need.

     

    THE COCA COLA SCHOLARS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
    DEADLINE:  Oct 31, 2019 5:00 PM
    AMOUNT:  Varies

    Applicants must be:

    Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or seled DoD schools) who will graduate during the 19-20 academic school year
    US Citizens, US Nationals, US Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on guidelines utilized by US Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
    Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
    Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution
    Apply Here: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/?SFMC_cid=EM206130-&rid=47758906

    GREATER KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
    Visit https://gkccf.academicworks.com/ to create a profile and view local scholarships. Eligibility requirements and application deadlines vary, so make your profile early for maximum scholarship matches. 

     

    NOVEMBER
    BLUE KC SCHOLARSHIP                   .                     
    DEADLINE:  November 1, 2019
    AMOUNT:  $10,000 each year ($40,000 total)

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) established The Blue KC Scholarship in Honor of Danette K. Wilson in May 2019.

    The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded annually for five years to a student pursuing a business or healthcare degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

    Danette K. Wilson dedicated more than three decades of services to Blue KC, including nearly five years as the company’s first woman President and Chief Executive Officer. Danette is a devoted alumna of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and upon her retirement in May 2019, Blue KC proudly established the scholarship in her name to support future leaders in business and healthcare.

    Blue KC Scholarship Application

    Blue KC Scholarship Flyer

     

    RON BROWN SCHOLAR PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS                   .                     
    DEADLINE:  November 1, 2019
    AMOUNT:  $10,000 each year ($40,000 total)

    The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

    Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.  Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.

    Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application. For more on scholarship conditions click here: Ron Brown Scholarship Conditions. The final application deadline is January 9th each year. 

    Apply Here: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/application-timeline

     

    PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD (Open to Grades 9-12)
    DEADLINE:  Nov 5, 2019
    AMOUNT:  $1,000 (State Level)  $5,000 (National Level)

    Grades 9-12, High school students who have made a difference in their community through volunteering.  Apply online at: http://spirit.prudential.com.  Students should apply to access the online application form before the Nov 5 deadline.  Once you submit your application online, go to the "Certification" page to either email certification instructions to your school principal (Mr. Smith - larry.smith@nkcschools.org), or to print them out and hand-deliver them.  These instructions will enable your certifier to review your application online, and this must be done by November 5, 2019.  Only two applicants from Staley HS can be selected and submitted for the state consideration process.  FOR MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION CLICK HERE

     

    NORTHLAND KC ELKS - MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP - 5 scholarships awarded
    DUE:  Nov 5, 2019/Nov 15, 2019* See below                                                                                                   
    AMOUNT: $1,000-$4,000
    During the past five years, Elks Local and State Scholarships have been awarded to Northland high school seniors who have attended the following high schools:  North Kansas City, Oak Park, Staley, Winnetonka, Park Hill, Park Hill South, St. Pius, Liberty, and Platte County R-III.  Seniors who apply will be competing for five local scholarships (4 = $1,000 each, 1 = $4,000).  In addition, applicants will also be in the running for 500 national scholarships.  Requirements:  HS Senior, completed application, recommendation and forms.  All applications, information, and materials are on the Elks Foundation Scholarship Page.
    IMPORTANT:  There are two application submissions, one for the NATIONAL Scholarships (submitted online) and one for the LOCAL (mailed or delivered in person).  There are different deadlines for each.  For more information, please download an informational letter from the Northland Elks HERE.
    Completed online scholarship packets for the NATIONAL scholarships must be be submitted no later than November 5, 2019.
    To be considered for the LOCAL scholarship assistance, student scholarship packets must be printed and mailed or delivered to the Kansas City Northland Elks Lodge, 7010 North Cherry, Gladstone, MO  64119, by November 15, 2019
     

    BLACK ACHIEVERS OF GREATER KC

    DEADLINE: November 8, 2019
    AMOUNT: Several $1,000 Scholarships
    Each year the Black Achievers Society awards scholarships to area high school students. This year they are proud to announce the availability of several $1,000 scholarships for African American graduating seniors with a cumulative 3.7 or higher grade point average. Students must attend a high school in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area to be eligible. 
    Apply here: http://www.blackachieverskc.com/youth/2019/ScholarshipApplication.html

     

    SCHOOLHOUSE CONNECTION YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (10 scholarships awarded)
    DEADLINE: November 10, 2019 
    AMOUNT: $2,000

    This award provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program. Applicants must have been born on or after Nov 11, 1999. Applicants who have experienced homelessness within the last six years are eligible to apply. Students must reside in the U.S.

    Apply Here!

     

    JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
    DEADLINE: November 13, 2019
    AMOUNT: Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school

    The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.

    Apply Here: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/

     

     

    "WHY DOES EDUCATION MATTER TO YOU" SCHOLARSHIP  Grades 9-12

    DEADLINE:  NOV 30, 2019
    AMOUNT:  $5,000
    Applicants must:

    Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
    Submit an online written response to the question:
    "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?" (250 words or less). The scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around February 28, 2019.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND APPLICATION

     

    DECEMBER
    John T. Belcher BOE Scholarship
    DUE:  December 1, 2019
    AMOUNT:  $1,000

    Seniors may now apply for the John T. Belcher Scholarship established by the Missouri School Boards’ Association in his memory. Belcher was instrumental in developing innovative financing programs for Missouri school districts. The learning environment for thousands of Missouri’s public school students improved as a result of his work. A $1,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a student in each of MSBA’s 17 regions. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of an essay. A statewide winner is selected from this group of regional winners and awarded an additional $1,500.

     Apply Here! - Completed applications should be returned to your counselor no later than December 1st. 

      

    DELL SCHOLARS PROGRAM 
    DEADLINE: December 1, 2019
    AMOUNT: $20,000 for six years

    The Michael and Susan Dell scholar program is a scholarship program for seniors students currently enrolled in the AVID program. Applicants must have a 2.4 GPA, must demonstrate financial need and complete the FAFSA, plan to enroll full-time in a 4 year college following graduation. Dell Scholars also receive many benefits in addition to financial ones including a laptop, mentoring, financial aid coaching.

    Apply here:
    https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/

     

    AXA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS 
    DUE: Dec 15, 2019                                                                                                   
    AMOUNT:  $2,500-$25,000 
    DETAILS:  The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.  What does it take to become an AXA Achiever?   Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:  Ambition and drive,  Determination to set and reach goals,  Respect for self, family and community, Ability to succeed in collegeApplicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

    Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
    Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
    Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities 
    Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness 
    APPLICATION AND OTHER INFORMATION:  http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

     

    BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM
    DUE:  Dec 15, 2019                                                                                               
    AMOUNT:  $1,000-$50,000
    DETAILS:   Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $28.3 million in scholarships to more than 26,800 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2017 alone, the Foundation awarded $3 million to more than 2,800 students in North America. Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. Primarily funded by the BURGER KING® system and guests through annual fundraising activities, scholarships are awarded in the spring of each year. Our ultimate goal? To provide one $1,000 scholarship for every BURGER KING® restaurant in North America—that’s more than $7 million each year!  FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DETAILS CLICK HERE
     
     
     
    TOP TEN LIST SCHOLARSHIP  Grades 9-12
    DUE:  Dec 31, 2019
    AMOUNT:  $1,500
    DETAILS:  There are many scholarships and colleges that want to know the number one thing you want people to know about you. Just one? That's it? "But, I'm amazing," you say. We hear you, and we know that it's tough to narrow down your awesomeness into one measly reason.  So, inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what's truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count.  Need a number one reason to apply? How about the chance to win a $1,500 scholarship? Our Top Ten List Scholarship can only have one winner, so start narrowing down your own list and apply today.  Applicants must:

    Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
    Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:  "Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship."  The Top Ten List Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around March 31, 2019.  CLICK HERE  FOR APPLICATION DETAILS AND INFORMATION


      

    UNIGO $10K SCHOLARSHIP  Grades 9-12
    DUE:  Dec 31, 2019
    AMOUNT:  $10,000
    DETAILS:  Applicants must

    Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
    Submit an online written response to the question:  "Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?" (250 words or less, including spaces)
    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND APPLICATION 

     

    JANUARY
    **CHECK OUT THE NKC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION PAGE FOR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS!**
    You can filter the scholarships that are available to NKCHS students only, as well as look at scholarships available to all North Kansas City School District students.
    ​https://nkcschoolsfoundation.org/scholarships-for-students/nkc-scholarships

    ROVE PEST CONTROL SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Jan 31, 2020
    AMOUNT:  $500
    DETAILS:  Rove Pest Control is excited to offer a scholarship to any Class of 2019 graduate seeking a higher education, with special consideration to be given to someone interested in a career in entomology.  Only online applications will be accepted.  The application can be found by clicking HERE. 

     

    ELIZABETH SPELMAN HEALTH CAREER SCHOLARSHIP 
    DUE:  January 31, 2020 (no later than 3 pm)
    AMOUNT:  $2,000

    For seniors living in Clay, Platte or Clinton counties, must be entering a college or university in the fall 2020 with a declared major in a health-related curriculum.  The Elizabeth Spelman Health Career Scholarship program was established in 1968 by the late Dr. Arch E. Spelman in memory of his mother and is today underwritten by the auxiliary and medical staff of Saint Luke’s North Hospital. Dr. Spelman was instrumental in the development of the hospital in Smithville, formerly known as Spelman Memorial Hospital, now known as Saint Luke’s North Hospital—Smithville Campus.  Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000 to be applied towards tuition, fees, and/or books.  Twelve scholarships will be awarded.  If you have questions, please call Renita at 816-880-6090 or rmountz@saint-lukes.org.  DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE
     

    FEBRUARY
    **CHECK OUT THE NKC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION PAGE FOR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS!**
    You can filter the scholarships that are available to NKCHS students only, as well as look at scholarships available to all North Kansas City School District students.
    ​https://nkcschoolsfoundation.org/scholarships-for-students/nkc-scholarships

     

    JAMES & NELLIE WESTLAKE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
    DUE: February 1, 2020 
    AMOUNT: VARIES (awards covering tuition, books, and supplies)

    Be a MO resident, graduating senior with at least a 2.5 GPA, have a family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less. For more information and application materials click here!

     

    THE JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: February 1, 2020 BY 5:00 PM
    AMOUNT: Up to $30,000 over 4 years

    Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.   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
    APPLICATION:  For application and more information CLICK HERE.

     

    MISSOURI CONSERVATION AGENTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Feb 1, 2020
    AMOUNT:  $500
    DETAILS:  Open to Missouri residents pursuing a degree in biology, wildlife management, forestry, fisheries, ecology, agriculture, criminal justice, or a field of study closely related to the preceding subjects.  GPA of at least a 2.5 or higher.  For application and more information click here

     

    MISSOURI DECA SCHOLARSHIPS - Several scholarships available!
    DUE:  Feb 1, 2020
    AMOUNT:  $1,000 each
    DETAILS:   The Foundation for Missouri DECA provides scholarships for members of Missouri DECA who plan to continue their studies in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, entrepreneurship, business administration, or a related field at an accredited two or four year college or university. The official Missouri DECA Scholarship Application must be used to apply for scholarships for which one is eligible. Students are able to apply for multiple scholarships, if eligible. Please review the requirements for each scholarship.  
    APPLICATION:  CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION Completed applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2020.  All applicants must be graduating seniors.

    MISSOURI FBLA SCHOLARSHIPS
    DUE:  Feb 1, 2020
    AMOUNT:  Varies
    DETAILS:  Missouri FBLA is pleased to offer scholarships that reward students for not only their academic achievement but also for their involvement in FBLA activities. While the number and the amount may change, the following scholarships are available to outstanding business students who will attend or currently attend a Missouri college or university:  Eligibility requirements and information about the application process can be found on the application form. One application will be used for the following scholarships:

    JoAnne Newcomer Scholarship
    Charles A. Newman Scholarship
    Other scholarships, as available
    Applications are due in the state office by February 1 of each year. Visit the website for more information  Missouri FBLA-PBL Scholarship Application

    NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Feb 1, 2020
    AMOUNT:  $500 - $2500
    DETAILS:  The National Federation of the Blind of Missouri announces our 2019 Scholarship Program. We will be accepting applications until February 1, 2020. All qualified candidates should apply. Applicants must be legally blind and plan to enroll in a post-secondary school for the fall of 2020.  Applicants should live in Missouri but need not be a member of the National Federation of the Blind.  Scholarships begin at $500 and are based on merit. It is recommended that all materials be submitted via email no later than February 1, 2020.
    APPLICATION: An application can be downloaded from - www.nfbmo.org or obtained through email. Acknowledgment of applications and documents will be sent upon receipt.

     

    KANSAS CITY ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTORS (KCAED) SCHOLARSHIP  - 4 scholarships!
    DUE:  Feb 3, 2020                                                                                                        
    AMOUNT:  $1,000
    DETAILS:  The KCAED awards up to four scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.  Both men and women, attending a vocational/technical school, and pursuing a certificate or associates degree in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair, are eligible to apply.  For more information call 816-561-5323.
    APPLICATION:  Application can be downloaded HERE 

     

    MISSOURI PTA TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Feb 3, 2020                                                                                                                 
    AMOUNT:  $500.00
    DETAILS: Have a higher than average scholastic standing, have an outstanding potential aptitude for teaching (good character and personality), show financial need, plan to enroll into a Missouri college/university to be a teacher.  All applications due in Staley Counseling by the the Feb 3 deadline.  One Staley applicant will be chosen and submitted by the Feb 15 deadline.  For more information, visit the Missouri PTA scholarship website by clicking HERE.
    APPLICATION:  Application can be downloaded HERE

     

    EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARDS - THE CHAMBER'S CHOICE
    DUE:  Feb 7, 2020*
    IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE DEADLINE:  ALL APPLICATION AND SUPPORTIVE MATERIALS ARE DUE IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE BY FRIDAY, FEB 7th.  THIS IS AN EARLIER DEADLINE THAN STATED ON THE APPLICATION, BUT ALLOWS YOUR COUNSELOR TIME TO COMPLETE THE REQUIRED NOMINATION PAGE!  SCHOLARSHIPS SUBMITTED AFTER THE FEB 7 DEADLINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  
    ​AMOUNT:  $500.00
    DETAILS:   Open to all seniors.  Applicants should be active in school, work and community, and have financial need.  This scholarship requires applicants to submit a head shot photo (jpeg format).  
    PLEASE NOTE: If you are selected to receive this scholarship, this will be used during the presentation of the awards at the annual Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce Banquet on April.
    APPLICATION:  Applications can be downloaded HERE
    REQUIRED PHOTO:  Please email your photo to your counselor by Feb 7th.

     

    HYVEE SCHOLARSHIP

    DUE: February 10, 2020
    AMOUNT: $1,000 - 80 winners!

    Applicant must be: A high-school senior employed with Hy-Vee (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary locations who began employment on or before September 15, 2019 or a high school senior son or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2019.

    Applicant must not be: An immediate family member of a Hy-Vee Vice President or above. All other employees and their family members who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply.

    The scholarship application and required supporting documents must be:

     Typed – Handwritten submissions will not be considered

    - Submitted via U.S. Mail

    - Postmarked on or before February 10, 2020 to Hy-Vee Foundation, 5820 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266 USING THE SCHOLARSHIP

    - Recipients may use scholarship funds to pay all normal college expenses including tuition, room and board, book purchases, and rentals. Refundable fees will not be paid. Maximum value of each full award is $1,000, payable in a lump sum payment.

    - Winners may attend any baccalaureate degree-granting college in the United States.

    - Winners may enroll at an accredited two-year college provided the course of study will lead to later granting of a baccalaureate degree.

    - There are no restrictions as to the course of study selected by a scholarship winner except that the program must lead to a four-year degree.

    Click here for scholarship application instructions!

     

    ZETA ETA NU SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: February 28, 2020
    AMOUNT: $500
    Zeta Eta Nu, a local service sorority, is once again offering a scholarship this year to a local high school graduate.  The women of the class of 2020 have until February 28, 2020, to apply for a $500.00 scholarship to the college or university of their choice.   The Alpha chapter of Zeta Eta Nu is a civic service sorority that serves organizations such as Northcare Hospice and Northland Early Education Center, as well as raises money for other organizations in the Northland.  We are pleased to be able to offer a scholarship to a college bound student that has demonstrated an interest and involvement in service activities.  The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:  community service, academic achievements, personal achievements, demonstrated leadership, financial need, and recommendations.  The scholarship recipient will be announced in April of 2020.  All completed applications should be sent to Zeta Eta Nu Scholarship Committee, Cathy Langjahr, 7405 N.W. 75th St., Kansas City, MO 64152.  Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2020.  Application, transcript and letters of recommendation are to be mailed together in a single packet. 

    Complete scholarship here!

    KC SCHOLARS - For juniors and freshmen!
    DUE: Feb 28, 2020
    AMOUNT: Varies
    DETAILS: See below. Click here to visit the KC Scholars Website for application and other important information.
    Traditional (11th grader): High school 11th graders can apply for up to $10,000/year for up to five years. Students must enroll in college full-time beginning the fall semester immediately following high school graduation at one of the 17 colleges or universities in the KC Scholars network. Students are also required to complete GPA and graduation requirements their senior year in order to receive the scholarship the first year of college. The scholarship will be sent directly to the college or university of enrollment. To remain eligible once enrolled in college, students must meet minimum annual requirements and complete a short renewal application each year. Annually, 250 awards will be made. ​Click here to visit the KC Scholars Website for application and other important information.
    College Savings Match (9th grader): High school 9th graders can apply to receive a 4-to-1 match on contributions into a 529 college savings account. The maximum match granted is $5,000, but an additional $2,000 is available in incentives for completing key college-ready milestones in high school. Annually, a 529 college savings account will be opened for 1,000 students selected through the application process. Of the 1,000 for whom an account is opened, 50 will be selected to be in the match and incentives program. This is a one-time award. Students must enroll in college full-time the fall immediately following high school graduation. The scholarship will be sent directly to the college or university of enrollment. For more information please email info@kcscholars.org. ​Click here to visit the KC Scholars Website for application and other important information.

     

     

     

     

    ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

    Chamber of Commercehttps://www.chamberofcommerce.org/best-college-scholarships

    FREE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES:

    www.fastweb.com                               Scholarship search - over 600,000 scholarships
    www.fafsa.ed.gov                                Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    www.collegeboard.com                      Under “Paying for College” click “Scholarships Search”
    www.scholarshipexperts.com            Scholarship Search
    www.collegenet.com                           Click on Mach25 to access scholarship searches
    www.finaid.org                                     Student guide to financial aid
    www.salliemae.com                             Sallie Mae financial aid information
    www.guaranteed-scholarships.com  Alphabetical list of colleges and scholarships offered
    www.weeklyscholarshipalert.com     Register to receive weekly scholarship opportunities
    www.scholarships.com                      Scholarship search
    www.wiredscholar.com                      Scholarship search
    www.discovercolleges.com               Scholarship search
    www.financialaidinfo.org                   Scholarship search
    www.scholarshiphunter.com            Scholarship search
    www.supercollege.com                     Scholarship search
    www.collegescholarships.com         Scholarship Search



     

     

    MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION:

    ​Scholarships and Financial Aid:  www.dhe.mo.gov/ppcindex.html

    Other Missouri Student Aid:  www.dhe.mo.gov/ppc/otherprograms.php

    Missouri Bright Flight:  
    www.dhe.mo.gov/brightflight.html


     

     

     

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