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    Last Updated 4.28.22



  •  *Scholarships below are posted by due date*


    ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: OCTOBER 31, 2021
    AMOUNT:  $2,000
    DETAILS:  Did binge-re-watching "The Walking Dead" get you thinking about what you’d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies?  Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan — and quick!  Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse.  Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive. We're giving one successful survivor $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?
    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 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

    Submit an online written response to the question:
    "Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive." (250 words or less)
    APPLICATION:  CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

     

     

    NORTHLAND ELKS LODGE LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: NOVEMBER 15, 2021
    AMOUNT: One $4,000 scholarship & five $1,000 scholarships
    DETAILS: CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION INFORMATION

     

    ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: NOVEMBER 15, 2021
    AMOUNT: RANGING FROM $1,000 PER YEAR TO $12,500 PER YEAR
    DETAILS: The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2021 competition.

    • Male and female students compete separately.
    • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
    • The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners in late April, 2021. (Many local lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

    APPLICATION: CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

     

     

    JOHN T. BELCHER SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: DECEMBER 1, 2021 – TO YOUR COUNSELOR
    AMOUNT:  $500 (School Winner), $1,000 (Regional Winner), $1,500 (State Winner)
    DETAILS:   The John T. Belcher scholarship is presented on behalf of the Missouri School Board’s Association. They would like to recognize students based on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, leadership and the quality of the essay. Completed applications should be given to your counselor no later than December 1, 2021.

    APPLICATION: CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

     

    MASFAP WHO'S MAKING A DIFFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: DECEMBER 1, 2021 
    AMOUNT: $1,000
    DETAILS: 

    The Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP) is dedicated to serving students and opening avenues to access the benefits of higher education and advocating for the maintenance of high ethical standards in the financial aid profession. Through early awareness and outreach we strive to help students to achieve and fulfill their dreams of a post- secondary education. We want to know who is making a difference and inspiring you to fulfill your dreams of a post-secondary education! Share your inspiring story with us and be considered for a one-time $1,000 scholarship.

    Eligibility:
    Open to any 2022 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 2022.

    Selecting a recipient:
    We are looking for inspiring stories about students and people who make a difference in the lives of students. (Remember: grammar and spelling are important in any essay contest!) The MASFAP Early Awareness Committee will select the top 5 applications/stories. The top 5 applications/stories will be shared with the MASFAP Membership and will be voted upon at the annual conference.

    Confirmation of enrollment at Missouri private or public 2 or 4 year institution, or vocational-technical school will be requested before payment is made. A check will be issued in the amount of $1,000.00 to the school you are attending in fall 2022 to be applied to your student account. This scholarship can be used for: tuition, institutional fees, room, board, or books

    Questions? Contact earlyawareness@masfap.org

    Apply Here!

     

    UNITED STATES JCI SENATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
    DUE: JANUARY 14, 2022
    AMOUNT: $1000
    DETAILS: Graduating high school seniors in the United States, where that state has an active JCI Senate program (see www.usjcisenate.org [under scholarship tab] for a listing of eligible states). You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this scholarship. 

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

     

    MISSOURI NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION EDUCATORS RISING SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: JANUARY 31, 2022
    AMOUNT: $500.00
    DETAILS: Applicants must be a Missouri high school senior planning to attend a college with an education or pre- education program to pursue a career in teaching, and a member of Educators Rising. Applicants must be in the top 20% of their class, and if 18, be a registered voter. Application Deadline: Received on or before January 31, 2022 (If mailed, postmarked by Jan. 24, 2022)
    Return to: Missouri NEA, Teaching and Learning, 1810 E. Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO, 65101 or fax to 573-634-5646 or email: Laurie.Bernskoetter@mnea.org.

    CLICK HERE for application!

     

    FOSSI SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Feb 15, 2022
    AMOUNT:  Full-ride scholarship to HBCU
    DETAILS:

    Are you interested in becoming a Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) scholar in 2022? FOSSI is intended for high school students who have interest in pursuing a career in chemical manufacturing, engineering, environmental health and sustainability or other related chemical-industry fields.

    Click HERE to apply!

     

    ​NORTHLAND REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION CHOICE SCHOLARSHIPS
    DUE:  Feb 18, 2022 (by 5:00 PM)
    AMOUNT:  $500.00
    DETAILS:  This scholarship is open to high school seniors who are in the NKC School District. There is no limit to the number of applicants each school can submit. All applications will be judged, and the highest scores will receive a scholarship.  Last year, a total of 26 scholarships were awarded. One(1) scholarship will be guaranteed to each high school. Additional scholarships will be based upon the number of scholarships donated/available and given in order of the judges’ scores on the applications. Nominee shall complete the application form (complete all required information for higher judging scores). One(1) additional form shall be submitted from a principal, teacher, or counselor. Please type or print clearly on the nomination form.  All applications will be judged; however, only winners notified will receive a scholarship. Please forward completed application forms as a Word document or PDF, and a digital photograph separate from application, via email to your school counselor.  All submitted photos must be jpg files; head shot only; filed by the nominee’s last name, and uploaded separate from the applications.

    Checklist: 

    __ Scholarship Application by Nominee  

    __ One (1) Scholarship Nomination by Principal, Teacher or Counselor (Reviewed for accuracy) 

    __ Electronic Photo: head shot, color, jpg file format uploaded separate from application

    Click Here for application!

     

    ​ZETA ETA NU CIVIC SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Postmarked by February 28, 2022
    AMOUNT:  $500.00
    DETAILS:  Zeta Eta Nu, a local service sorority, is once again offering a scholarship this year to a local female high school graduate. 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.  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, 2022.  Application, transcript and letters of recommendation are to be mailed together in a single packet.  If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Langjahr at 816-868-5228 or csmitty721@sbcglobal.net.   
    APPLICATION:  Application form can be downloaded HERE.

     

    ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF KC SCHOLARSHIP 
    DUE:  Feb 28, 2022
    DETAILS:  Assistance League of Kansas City (ALKC) is offering scholarships to academically promising high school seniors who have demonstrable financial need to attend a college, university, or technical school/program located in the State of Missouri starting summer or fall 2022. We are a not-for-profit organization that has served the unmet needs of children and adults in the Kansas City area for the past 37 years. We are pleased to have the resources to assist worthy high school seniors to realize their dream of attending a post-secondary school.
    APPLICATION: CLICK HERE

     

    MISSOURI GAMING ASSOCIATION PROJECT 21 SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: March 1, 2022
    AMOUNT: Various Amounts
    DETAILS: The Missouri Gaming Association is pleased to announce the 2022 Project 21 Scholarship Program. This is the twenty-sixth year the scholarships will be awarded. 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 scholarship and Three (3) $1,500.00 second prize scholarships will be awarded.

    We would ask that you distribute the attached scholarship application to all Missouri High School Seniors who might be interested in applying for the scholarships using the criteria outlined in the application.
     

    CLICK HERE for the application!

     

    EEqual SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM
    DUE: March 1, 2022
    ​AMOUNT: Up to $8,000
    DETAILS: EEqual is an entirely youth-run non-profit organization dedicated to mitigating the impacts of economic inequality for students experiencing homelessness. They have reached out because they would like to share our scholarship program with NEHS students!   The 2022 Scholarship Awards Program application is now open.

    As a brief background on the scholarship, this is their third year running this program, and they would like to ensure that we are reaching the correct students.  They have designed the program to highlight the incredible potential of young people in the United States struggling with homelessness, housing instability, or extreme poverty.  This scholarship covers eligible educational expenses, up to $8,000.  Selected students can use the scholarship for any type of higher education, including but not limited to community college classes, trade school/trade certifications, bachelor's degrees, and so on.  In addition, students are eligible to apply if: they are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity as defined under the McKinney-Vento Act, are in extreme poverty, or their family is currently going through a transition to attain post-secondary education.  You can find a more detailed explanation of eligibility at https://eequal.org/scholarships/.  The application opened November 1, 2021 and will close on March 1, 2022.   They expect to notify recipients in May 2022.

    APPLY HERE!

     

    LIBERTY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION NURSING SCHOOL APPLICATION
    DUE: March 11, 2022
    ​AMOUNT: $3,000
    DETAILS:

    The scholarship for a student wishing to earn the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing will be a one-time, non-renewable award determined each year by the Liberty Hospital Foundation. The amount and number of scholarships may vary year to year. In 2022, the award amount will be $3,000.
    To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must 1) be, on March 11, 2022, a high school senior that wishes to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, 2) Have maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, 3) Have been accepted to and intend to attend a four- year College or University, 4) complete and submit a timely formal application and be available to interview with the Selection Committee.

    APPLY HERE!

     

    MISSOURI WOMENS GOLF EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: March 12, 2022
    ​AMOUNT: Various
    DETAILS: The Missouri Women’s Golf Education Association, Inc. grants scholarships to high school students on one occasion per high school graduate. These are given in recognition of her overall academic record, community service activities, leadership and golf experience. If you are already receiving a full collegiate scholarship, you are not eligible. The value of the
    award alone or in combination with other aid shall not exceed the value of a full grant-in-aid. Disbursement of the scholarship will be made directly to the college or university for the
    recipient’s educational expenses when she attends that institution. The choice of institution shall not be restricted by this Association.

    CLICK HERE to apply!

    GLADSTONE ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS
    DUE:  Mar 25, 2022
    AMOUNT: Various
    DETAILS:  Multiple scholarships available through one application! CLICK HERE to complete the application. 

    1. General Scholarship (4 awarded)-$1,500-use link above

    2. $1,000 Loyd Gentry Scholarship use link above

    (Faith-based- awarded to a student who has demonstrated notable activity in his/her Christian faith-based organization)

     

    CENTRAL BANK OF THE MIDWEST SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Mar 31, 2022
    AMOUNT: $1,500
    DETAILS:  

    Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate a balance of academic, sports, work experience and/or community engagement. Application packet must be submitted by March 31.

    Click HERE to apply!

     

    NORTH KANSAS CITY HOSPITAL DONATE LIFE SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Mar 31, 2022
    AMOUNT: $1,500
    DETAILS:  

    • Must be a junior or senior attending a Northland High School or a NKCH employee’s child who is a Junior or Senior in high school. 
    • Design a poster to be displayed at school during National Organ Donation Awareness month in April.   The poster theme must promote Organ Donation in our community.  A picture of the poster must be submitted to the NKCH Donor Council with the dates it will be displayed prior to it being displayed.
    • Write a 500 word essay explaining the theme of the poster and what you can do as an individual to promote Organ Donation.  
    • Provide verified documentation of 8 volunteer hours completed related to Health Care and/or Donation awareness. Must be verified by non-family member. Due to the COVID impact on in-person volunteer opportunities, you may instead provide a detailed written description of virtual volunteer hours related to Health Care and/or Donation awareness. Providing functioning online links to this process in addition to write up accepted. Be creative!  
    • Letter of Recommendation from non-family member.

     

    Click HERE to apply!

     

    NKC NEA SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  April 1, 2022
    ​AMOUNT: $300
    DETAILS: 

    This $300.00 scholarship is available to any graduating senior from a North Kansas City School District high school or the child of a NKCNEA member who has a 3.0 GPA and intends to enroll in college for the purpose of receiving a degree in education and pursuing a career in teaching.  Along with this application, you need to submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer.  All materials must be submitted to the NKC-NEA Office at 6022 N.E. Antioch Road, Suite 3, Gladstone, MO  64119 by 5:00 April 1st.

    Click HERE for application materials! 

     

     

    MCC Wolves Scholarship
    DUE:  Postmarked by April 1, 2022
    ​AMOUNT:  Up to $1,500
    DETAILS: Metropolitan Community College has a proud history of promoting excellence in education. The MCC Wolves

    Scholarship is designed to help achieve that goal by recognizing students who demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for entering higher education.

    General Eligibility:
    Applicant must be a graduating senior from one of the 27 public high schools in the MCC in-districtservice
    The high school counselor(s) must recommend the applicant to One recommendation per highschool will be accepted.
    Applicant must demonstrate college
    Applicant must be admitted to MCC as a regular degree or certificate seeking
    Applicant must be a S. citizen or permanent resident.
    Scholarship:
    Scholarship will be awarded up to $1,500.
    Must be used for the Fall ($750) and Spring ($750) semesters immediately following the student’s highschool
    Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees and educationally related books and
    Funds are non-refundable and non-renewable. Funds are applied before Federal Grants (Pell andSEOG) and after all other non-loan funding (i.e., A+, MCC foundation scholarships, externalscholarships, third party, ).
    Selected students are required to enroll as a full-time
    Student must maintain Satisfactory Academic
     

    CLICK HERE for application materials!

     

    ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY - EXEMPLIFYING EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  April 2, 2022
    ​AMOUNT:  $1,000 - 6 scholarships given!
    DETAILS: 

    The High Scholastic Achievement Scholarship was established in 1993 to assist graduating high school seniors with financing their first year of college.  This scholarship is for high school seniors who personify commitment, integrity, and kindness.  The successful applicant should demonstrate community involvement and leadership skills. 

    Eligibility:
    The applicant must meet the following criteria:  
    •    African-American high school senior, graduating in May/June 2022 from a high school 
           in the Greater Kansas City area.     
    •    Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above.
    •    United States Citizen.  
    •    Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the Fall of 2022.    

    CLICK HERE for the application!

     

    RYAN GRACE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  April 3, 2022
    ​AMOUNT:  3 scholarships given!
    DETAILS: 

    Awarded scholarship funds will be paid directly to the post-secondary education institution of choice. This includes (but is not limited to) colleges, universities, and technical/trade schools. In the event the scholarship amount is greater than the total balance due to their respective institution, alternative options will be discussed with the recipient and their family. 

    ​There will be up to 3 scholarships given out each year. The amount of your award will then be paid annually for up to 4 years (or completion of receiving your degree, license, certificate, etc.) 

    CLICK HERE for the application!

     

    GLADSTONE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  April 8, 2022
    ​AMOUNT:  $1,000 (4 scholarships given)
    DETAILS: 

    The applicant must be a graduating senior in the class of 2022.
    The applicant must plan to pursue a post-secondary program of study at a two or four 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.

    CLICK HERE for the application!

     

    NORTH KANSAS CITY BUSINESS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  April 8, 2022
    ​AMOUNT:  $1,500 (3 SCHOLARSHIPS GIVEN)
    DETAILS: The North Kansas City Business Council is comprised of business men and women working together to stimulate commerce, enhance the quality of life and improve the business climate in the City of North Kansas City.

    To promote the pursuit of career-directed education after high school, the Business Council provides funds for scholarships each year. In 2022, three $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to deserving Seniors at North Kansas City High School.

    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 2022. 
    •    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 26, 2022 and will be asked to briefly describe their advanced education and career plans.

    APPLY HERE!

     

    CLAY COUNTY FARM BUREAU
    DUE:  April 10, 2022
    ​AMOUNT: $500
    DETAILS: 

    Applicant must be a Clay County resident; parents must have been Clay County Farm Bureau members at least 3 years.

    Click HERE to apply! 

     

    KIDS WITH COURAGE SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  April 15, 2022 by midnight
    ​AMOUNT: $1000 - $1500
    DETAILS: 

    In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must:

    ● Have Type 1 diabetes
    ● Be a graduating high school senior from a public or private school, a home schooled student or college student
    ● Be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community
    ● Academic Requirements: Good academic standing
    ● Financial Need Factor: Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need
    ● Geographic Requirement: Reside in either the State of Missouri or the State of Kansas
    ● Major Field of Study: Open
    ● Where Award can be used: Any accredited 2 or 4-year college or university in
    the United States
    ● Renewal Requirement: Application required each year
    ● Citizenship: Be a US citizen or legal resident
    ● Be enrolled as a full time student

    Click HERE to apply!

     

     

    NKC ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS - 4 DIFFERENT SCHOLARSHIPS!
    DUE:  May 20, 2022
    ​AMOUNT: $1000 - $1500
    DETAILS: 

    The NKC Rotary Club is offering 4 different scholarships (listed below). All 4 scholarships use the same application form.


        1.    Tim Kristl General Scholarship
            a.  One available                     
            b.  Eligible to students from all three high schools
            c.  $1,500  one-time award
            d.  Academic year starting Fall 2022

        2.     Loyd Thrapp Scholarship
            a.  One available
            b.  Eligible to students from all three high schools
            c.  $4,000 potential total ($1,000 per year granted)
            d.  $1,000 for academic year starting Fall 2022    
            e.  Renewable based on meeting criteria in consecutive years for Fall 2022 to Fall 2026
            
        3.    Charles and Betty Willhite Scholarship
            a.  One available 
            b.  Eligible to students from North Kansas City High School only
            c.  $1,000 one-time award
            d.  Academic year starting Fall 2022
            e.  Interest in Engineering/ IT

        4.      NKC Rotary Vocational/ Brad Yates Trade Scholarship
            a.  One available
            b.  Eligible to students from all three high schools
            c.  $1,500 one-time award
    d.  Vocational or trade program starting Fall 2022

    Application Requirements:
        1.    Complete application fully and legibly
        2.    Plan to attend a four-year college, university, or vocational/trade school
        3.    To be considered for the Willhite scholarship, the applicant must provide a three paragraph essay on your interest in engineering and/or IT.


    Any questions please send to edcjames@gmail.com with Rotary Scholarship question in subject space.
     

    Where to Submit:    
    The electronic application, return to edcjames@gmail.com with Rotary 2022 Scholarship in subject line or to counselor. Recipients will be notified via mail and/or phone call. The presentation will be made at a NKC Rotary meeting in June. The meetings are at noon on Fridays at the NKC Parks and Rec building.

    Click HERE to apply!

     

    PB&J SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  May 31, 2022
    ​AMOUNT: Up to $1000
    DETAILS: 

    The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

    Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:

        medical issues
        peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
        family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc. 


    When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply; this scholarship is meant to be inclusive. 

    Click HERE to apply!

     

    SigEp BALANCED MAN SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  August 31, 2022
    ​AMOUNT: $3,000
    DETAILS: 

    Are you an incoming or returning undergraduate male-identifying student at the University of Missouri?  Then you are eligible to apply for the Balanced Man Scholarship!  In the Fall of 2022, SigEp at the University of Missouri will be offering the Balanced Man Scholarship to students who pursue balance in their lives.

    Since 1990, SigEp chapters across the country have awarded the Balanced Man Scholarship to students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills and a commitment to their health and well-being.  SigEp believes in the pursuit of balance as essential to healthy living, and by recognizing students who demonstrate balance and all-around excellence, we promote our important ideals.

    APPLY HERE!

     

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    EDUCATION MATTERS SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE: NOVEMBER 30, 2020
    AMOUNT:  $5,000
    DETAILS:  As a scholarship seeker, you're probably already well-aware of the importance of an education.  But, what about the naysayers?  Have you come across someone who's tried to talk you out of college, saying that it's not worth it?  While continuing your education takes time, and money, there's a certain value that everyone is hoping to achieve.  Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters.  Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics?  Speaking up for education could lead to helping you pay for your own. One applicant will be awarded our $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship.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 2026) 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 Education Matters Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around February 28, 2021.
    APPLICATION:  CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

     

    WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship
    DUE:  Dec 31, 2020                         
    AMOUNT:  $500
    DETAILS:   For female high school students who are interested in a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
    APPLICATION:  CLICK HERE For more information and to apply.  

     

    LITTLE BUNDLE SUPERDAD SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Jan 1, 2021                         
    AMOUNT:  $1,000
    DETAILS: The Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship High School Award will be given to one high school senior every 6 months. All students who are either single fathers or are the children of single fathers are eligible to apply. Each winner will also receive a year of free organic baby formula from Little Bundle, which can be redeemed right away, deferred for later use, or donated to a friend or loved one.


    APPLICATION:  CLICK HERE For more information and to apply.  

     

    MISSOURI STATE SOCIETY DAUGHTER OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION (MSSDAR) SCHOLARSHIPS
    DUE:  Jan 1, 2021
    AMOUNT:  Varies (see below)
    DETAILS:  Below is a listing of scholarships which are offered by the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 

    1. MSSDAR Scholarship - A one-time preferred amount of $2,000.00 is awarded to a student pursuing a degree of his/her choice. This scholarship is offered to a graduating Missouri high school senior who plans to attend an accredited college or university in Missouri.
    2. Irene and Leeta Wagy Memorial Scholarship - A one-time preferred amount of $1,000.00 is awarded to a woman pursuing a degree in education.
    3. Dorothy Poikert Memorial Scholarship - A one-time preferred amount of $500.00 is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in business.
    4. Roberta Casteel Capps American History Scholarship - A one-time preferred amount of $1,000.00 is awarded to a student who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of twenty-four credit hours in American History and Government while in college. This scholarship is available to seniors in high school through juniors in college.

    All applications due to the State Chair postmarked no later than Jan 1, 2021.  Application and information for the above scholarships can be accessed at MSSDAR website

     

    KELLY LUTZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Early January, 2020
    ​AMOUNT:  $1,500-$6,000

    DETAILS:   High school senior planning to attend college who have lost at least one parent (biological or non) to
    cancer, have an interest in education, arts, environment, math, or science; show service involvement in the
    community, church, school, or other non-curricular activity; and demonstrate financial need. Visit for more information:   https://www.kllscholarshipfund.org.

    CLICK HERE for application.

     

    GILBERT BALDERRAMA MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Jan 15, 2021
    AMOUNT:  Unknown
    DETAILS:
      Applicant must be a minority high school senior in a Missouri Public High School who has been accepted to college.  As an attachment, please answer the following question: “Why do you think you deserve to be awarded the scholarship?”  As attachments, include one recent letter of recommendation from either (an) administrator/counselor/teacher or other non-relative.
    APPLICATION: For application and more information CLICK HERE

    SevenDays Essay Competition
    DUE:  Jan 21, 2021
    ​AMOUNT:  $1,000

    DETAILS:   The SevenDays Essay Competition is open to high school seniors who have shown leadership in their communities by creating and/or managing service projects that spread ripples of kindness. Seniors are asked to write an essay describing their projects and provide photos or short videos. Each year, SevenDays awards five $1,000 scholarships.

    APPLICATION:  For more information and to apply, visit the WEBSITE.

     


    GREATER KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION/GREATER HORIZONS SCHOLARSHIPS
    DUE:  Due dates vary, starting Feb 1, 2021
    AMOUNT:  Various Amounts Available 
    DETAILS: 
      We are excited to announce that the ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL will be available Class of 2021 Seniors starting in December.  We encourage students to research these scholarship opportunities, bookmark relevant scholarships and apply online at gkccf.academicworks.com starting in December 2020.  Deadlines vary, and start as early as February 1 Questions?  Contact scholarships@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3436.

    MISSOURI DECA SCHOLARSHIPS
    DUE:  Feb 1, 2021
    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, 2021
    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 CONSERVATION AGENTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Feb 1, 2021
    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.  
    APPLICATION:  For application and more information click here

    KANSAS CITY ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTORS SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Feb 1, 2021
    AMOUNT:  $1,000 – 4 Awards Available!
    DETAILS:  
    The Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors awards up to four annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each ($500 per semester) to up to four full-time students. 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. The recipients will be chosen based on their interest in entering one of these fields of study, upon completion of their certificate or associates degree. Selection is based on the individual’s general aptitude and personal traits that are conducive to success in these fields of study. To remain eligible the recipient must be enrolled full-time starting the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded . Once a student has completed the first year of school, they may re- apply for the scholarship for their second year,but must meet all qualifications.

    To be considered, applicants must have the complete application packet postmarked by the scholarship application deadline of February 1, 2021. Click here for application materials!

     

    JAMES AND NELLIE WESTLAKE SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Feb 1, 2021 - 3:00 PM
    AMOUNT: Tuition + $2,000 
    DETAILS:  
     

    • Be Missouri residents 
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) 
    • Be a graduating senior at a Missouri High School or completed one or two full years at a Missouri community college with sufficient credits to permit transfer to an accredited 4-year college at the sophomore or junior level 
    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited four-year college for the entire 2021-22 academic year 
    • Demonstrate financial need  

    CLICK HERE for application materials!

     

    JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Feb 1, 2021, 5:00 PM
    AMOUNT: Up to $30,000 over 4 years
    DETAILS:  
     

    • To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

      • Be a graduating 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.

    CLICK HERE for application materials!

     

     

    ​MISSOURI COURAGE SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Mar 1, 2021
    DETAILS: 
    Missouri Courage Scholarship (MCS) and our partner organizations award scholarships to graduating seniors from Missouri high schools pursuing higher education. Applications will be comprehensively evaluated on a variety of metrics including academic achievement, school involvement, community engagement, diversity, demonstrations of courage, and commitment to enhancing the lives of LGBTQ individuals and working toward social justice. Scholarships are paid directly to the accredited college/university/vocational school of their choice, where they must be enrolled as a full-time student. Applicants' information will only be shared with scholarship committee members of MCS and partner organizations.
    APPLICATION:  Click Here 

     

    ​ELIZABETH SPELMAN SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Mar 1, 2021 by 3:00 PM
    AMOUNT: $2,000 - 12 awards!

    DETAILS: 
    The Elizabeth Spelman Heath Center Scholarship program was established in 1968 by the late Dr. Arch E. Spelman in memory of his late mother and is 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. 

    Because of our Hospital's long history of service to the Northland, applicants for these scholarships must have a current and valid address in one of the following Missouri Counties -- Clay, Platte or Clinton. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be a high school senior, entering a college or university in the fall of 2021 with a declared major in a health-related curriculum.

    APPLICATION:  Click Here 

     

    ​AGC OF MISSOURI EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  Mar 1, 2021
    AMOUNT: Various
    DETAILS:  
    The AGCMO Education Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students entering the construction industry or a related field, such as engineering (civil, mechanical, etc.) or architecture. The information page provides more details on the qualifications for application and how to submit the application with the required additional information. Last year a total of $58,000 was divided between 28 students in $1000, $2000, or $3000 amounts.
    APPLICATION INFO: CLICK HERE 

    Skilled Trades Application

    College Application Scholarship

     

    ​CHANDLER/TURNER SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC
    DUE:  Mar 31, 2021
    DETAILS:  
    The descendants of James and Ellen Turner Chandler would like to award  scholarships for this up and coming academic school year, in honor of our deceased family members. The scholarships fall into categories derived from the vocations of the Chandler Turner siblings who have passed on.  The Marvin W. Chandler and The James Chandler Jr. scholarships will be chosen for an athlete that has shown great leadership, commitment to academics and outstanding sportsmanship. The Eldora Chandler Gray & Roger L. Chandler scholarships will be awarded to those youth that are community leaders / education majors. The Teola Chandler Tillman scholarship is for a young person with the compassion to help and interested in the medical field with a strong emphasis in Nursing.         

    Eligible students must be a graduating senior from high school and be of African American heritage.  Additionally, they must possess an acceptance letter to an accredited post-secondary institution.  The qualified types of schools are Vocational, Community, or University.     

    The applicant must submit the attached online application and, a typed essay stating their goals, objective and financial need for continuing their education as an African American student.  The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from a counselor, teacher or professional associate, 500 word essay stating goals, objectives and financial need, a mailed official transcript/ attach unofficial transcript,  current photo and proof of continued education enrollment.  Submit an enrollment verification form from the higher education institution you are attending.  Enrollment will be verified.   (All items must accompany the application for consideration).  

    The application can be submitted online the preferred method of applying below or if mailed it must be legible or typed and post marked on or before March 31, 2021.  

    If mailed send the application packet to:   Chandler – Turner Scholarship
                                                                            C/O Teri Tillman
                                                                            PO Box 172241 
                                                                            Kansas City, KS 66117-1393



    APPLICATION INFO: CLICK HERE  

     

    GRAYBAR CONSTRUCTION TRADES SCHOLARSHIP
    DUE:  April 15, 2021
    ​AMOUNT:  $1,000, renewable for 2nd year

    DETAILS: 

    To be eligible, the applicant must:

    • Be a graduating high school senior or have recently earned a high school equivalency diploma (GED, HiSET, TASC)
    • Plan to enroll full time in a nonprofit community college, technical school, trade school, vocational school or apprenticeship program in the United States of America
    • Intend to complete an associate degree, pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, or certificate program leading to work in the construction trades (such as carpentry, construction management, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pipefitting, sheet metal, welding, telcom, etc.)
    • Have achieved a minimum grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, 456 on the GED, or 60 on the HiSET (at least an 8 on each subtest) or equivalent scores on a state-sanctioned test
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Click Here for Application!