• Welcome to the Northtown Scholarship Page!

    Last Updated 11.8.21

  •  *Scholarships below are posted by due date*


    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)



    DUE: NOVEMBER 15, 2021
    AMOUNT: One $4,000 scholarship & five $1,000 scholarships


    DUE: NOVEMBER 15, 2021
    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), in 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.)




    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.



    DUE: DECEMBER 1, 2021 
    AMOUNT: $1,000

    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.

    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!


    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.


    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 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!


    DUE:  April 10, 2022
    ​AMOUNT: $500

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

    Click HERE to apply! 

    The following scholarship deadlines have passed. Please check back later for updated applications.


    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.


    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.  


    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.  


    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


    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.


    DUE:  Jan 15, 2021
    AMOUNT:  Unknown
      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.


    DUE:  Jan 24, 2021
    ​AMOUNT:  $1,000

    DETAILS:   Each year $1,000 grants will be awarded to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens graduating from U.S. accredited schools, and plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.  The Missouri JCI Senate scholarships are highly selective based on not only academics but also special emphasis for demonstrating leadership aptitude for the future.  
    APPLICATION:  For more information and to apply, visit the WEBSITE.


    DUE:  Due dates vary, starting Feb 1, 2021
    AMOUNT:  Various Amounts Available 
      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.

    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.  

    DUE:  Feb 1, 2021
    AMOUNT:  Varies
    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.

    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

    DUE:  Feb 1, 2021
    AMOUNT:  $1,000 – 4 Awards Available!
    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!


    DUE:  Feb 1, 2021 - 3:00 PM
    AMOUNT: Tuition + $2,000 

    • 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!


    DUE:  Feb 1, 2021, 5:00 PM
    AMOUNT: Up to $30,000 over 4 years

    • 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!


    DUE:  Feb 26, 2021
    AMOUNT:  $500.00
    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.


    __ 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!


    DUE:  Mar 1, 2021
    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 


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

    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 


    DUE:  Mar 1, 2021
    AMOUNT: Various
    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.

    Skilled Trades Application

    College Application Scholarship

    DUE:  Mar 19, 2021
    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 2021. 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.


    DUE:  Mar 24, 2021
    AMOUNT: Various
    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 John Michael Memorial Scholarship-use link above
    (Must plan to attend community college or vocational school)

    3. $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)


    DUE:  Mar 31, 2021
    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





    DUE:  April 5, 2021
    ​AMOUNT: $300


    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 5th.

    Click HERE for application materials! 




    DUE:  April 9, 2021
    ​AMOUNT:  $1,000 (3 scholarships given)


    • The applicant must be a graduating senior in the class of 2021.
    • 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!


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


    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!