Scholarships & Contests

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Scholarships are awards of money that do not have to be repaid. Typically, scholarships are awarded based on students’ academic achievements, leadership, community service, financial need, and/or written/oral communication.
ATTENTION SENIORS
The scholarship information on this page will be updated every couple weeks. This is only a fraction of the scholarships available to students. Most scholarship money is awarded from the college you will attend. Check the financial aid link on college websites for information on academic, departmental, and other scholarships specific to each school. Many scholarship deadlines fall before college application deadlines, so apply early! It is the responsibility of each student to request and complete any available scholarship applications.

DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT: Scholarships are listed for the user’s convenience only. The JHS Guidance Department does not endorse any of these scholarships or contests except for the Joplin Schools scholarships. We caution students and parents to be aware that personal information submitted on the paper applications or over the Internet has no guarantee of privacy. Read each website’s privacy statement before submitting any personal information,including your email address. It is important for every applicant to research all pertinent information regarding the scholarship application and requirements in this file or on the scholarship sponsor’s website.

FAFSA - Free application for Federal Student Aid

Electronically Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
 (FAFSA).

---United States Department of Education
---All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form.
---Applications will be available October 1, 2016

Missouri students need to complete their FAFSA by February 1, 2017
. You will use your 2015 tax information to complete the application.
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Scholarships & Contests

Varsity Tutors Scholarship
---Monthly chance to win $1000 scholarship
---Write an essay
---Promote your essay on social media
---Winner chosen every month
http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Monthly Scholarship Opportunity

---Monthly chance to win $500 scholarship
---Write an essay
---Winner chosen every month

http://schooltutoring.com/scholarship/


*** Paper Scholarship Applications for the Scholarships Listed Below Are Also Available in the Scholarship Box*** Located in Guidance**

April Scholarships:


Joplin Athletic Booster Club Scholarship

  1. ) Recipient must have a parent who is a Booster Club member.
  2. ) Recipient must be a 2017 graduate of Joplin High School.
  3. ) Recipient must have participated in a Joplin High School athletic program for more than one year.
  4. ) Recipient must be a full-time student for the Fall 2017 semester at an accredited college or university.
  5. ) Recipient must not have committed any Code of Conduct violations or have excessive referrals.
  6. ) Recipient must show not only sports leadership, but also school/community leadership.
  7. ) Recipient must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.
  8. ) The scholarship amount will be paid directly by the Booster Club to the Financial Aid Office of the college.
  9. ) The scholarship may be used for any of the following expenses as long as the student remains enrolled:
    1. Tuition
    2. Books and class fees
    3. On-campus room and board.

10.) The college will return unused or refunded amount to the Booster Club.                    
11.) The scholarship will not be awarded if it diminishes other scholarships already presented to the recipient.

Deadline: April 1st, 2017

 
Click Here For Scholarship Application

Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri

*Any Missouri High School Senior who are sons or daughters of those who fall within the following categories
(1) Those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first respondents (police/fire)
(2) Those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service
(3) Those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized
Deadline: April 1st, 2017
Click Here For Scholarship Application


Joplin Schools NEA Member Scholarship Application
*Must a dependent of a current JNEA member
*Parent must have been a JNEA member for the last two years
*Must be planning to enroll in a college or technical education program beyond high school
*3.5 G.P.A. or higher during the second semester of their senior year
Deadline: April 4th, 2017

Click Here For Scholarship Application


*Application is also available in the Guidance Scholarship Box

Columbia’s Operation College Bound Scholarship
*Applicant must be a Joplin High School Senior
*Applicant must have attended Columbia Elementary for 4 years of their primary education
Deadline: April 7th, 2017

Click Here For Scholarship Application



Dr. Michael LaFerla Orthodontic Team Scholarship
*Current or Former Patient of Dr. LaFerla
*3.0 GPA or higher
*Community participation (Volunteer)
*Based on Financial Need
Deadline: April 7th, 2017

Click Here For Scholarship Application




New-Mac Electric Cooperative Scholarship

*Joplin High School Senior
*Reside in a household served by New-Mac Electric Cooperative
*Have a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA
*Immediate family members of New-Mac Electric employees/board members are ineligible
Deadline: April 7th, 2017

Click Here For Scholarship Application



North Middle School Scholarship Application
*This scholarship is for any former North Middle School student
Deadline: April 7th, 2017

Click Here For Scholarship Application



Joplin Schools Scholarship Application
*Must be enrolled as a full time college student in the fall to accept the scholarship
Deadline: April 15th, 2017
Click Here For Scholarship Application

Retired Employee Association of Joplin Schools Scholarship Application
*Must be a graduating senior at Joplin High School in May 2017.
*The recipient must plan to begin college as an EDUCATION major in the fall of 2017 at Missouri Southern State University, Crowder College, Pittsburg State University, Missouri State University, or the University of Arkansas.
*High school G.P.A. of 3.25 or higher
Deadline: April 15th, 2017

Click Here For Scholarship Application



Betty Robinson-Gray Memorial Scholarship
*Must be a high school senior
*Preference will be give to students going into education at Missouri Southern State University, Pittsburg State University or Crowder College.
*2.75 GPA or higher and an ACT score of at least 20
Deadline: April 22nd, 2017

Click Here For Scholarship Application



Nico Memorial Scholarship
*Must be a high school senior
*Preference will be give to high-school student athletes
*3.0 GPA
*Student must have demonstrated good character, school spirit and a willingness to help others
Deadline: April 22nd, 2017

Click Here For Scholarship Application



Mercy: Business/Education Partnership Scholarship
*High school senior who plans on entering the healthcare field
*Cumulative GPA of 3.0
Deadline: April 28th, 2017

Click Here For Scholarship Application

 
Click Here for Scholarship Application Pt. 2
 
Elaine Chapin Fund

*Any High School Senior who demonstrates a financial need, has good academic standing and has been effected by sclerosis
Deadline: April 30th, 2017
**Applications Accepted Starting November 1st**

Click Here For Scholarship Application

Check out the website for more information!
https://sites.google.com/site/theelainechapinfund/

May Scholarships:

Hoover-Koken Foundation Inc.
*All High School Seniors
*Awards are given on the basis of financial need and scholastic potential
Deadline: May 1st, 2017

Click Here For Scholarship Application



B. Davis Scholarship
*All High School Juniors and Seniors
Deadline: May 22nd, 2017

Click Here For More Information!


Textbook Brokers Scholarship
*High School Senior
*One entry per student
Deadline: May 22nd, 2017
Click Here For Scholarship Application!


June Scholarships:


Abbott & Fenner Scholarship
*All High School Juniors and Seniors who are planning on attending any post secondary institution
Deadline: June 12th, 2017
Click Here For More Information!

BigSun Scholarship
*All Senior Student athletes are eligible
*Must plan to attend a post secondary institute
Deadline: June 19th, 2017

Click Here For More Information!


Breylan Communications
*Plans to attend an institution of higher education in Fall 2017
*Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater
Deadline: June 30th, 2017
Click Here For More Information!

August Scholarships:

Hansen Injury Law Firm Scholarship
*You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States.
*You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher GPA in the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended.
*You must have been negatively impacted by a car crash, bicycle accident or other events leading to personal injuries.
Deadline: August 1st, 2017

Click Here to Apply Online!



Khan Law Firm Scholarship
*You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to a university in the United States of America
*Be able to provide an official school transcript or acceptance letter verifying their enrollment
*Write an essay explaining their plans for their education
Deadline: August 1st, 2017

Click Here to ApplyOnline!



College and University Scholarship Information:


State of Missouri Colleges and Scholarships

---Lists colleges, universities and scholarships in Missouri
http://www.college-scholarships.com/schools/missouri/ 

Missouri Department of Higher Education Grants & Scholarships
---Check specific requirements for each scholarship program
---Deadlines vary
http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/

Crowder College Scholarships
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://www.crowder.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines Vary
http://www.jccc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/aid-types/scholarships/  

Baker University, Kansas
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship.
---Deadlines vary.
http://www.bakeru.edu/bc-admission/financial-aid/scholarships-a-awards

Drury University - Springfield, MO

---Apply and be accepted to automatically qualify for an academic scholarship
---Complete Drury’s Supplemental ScholarshipApplication to maximize your scholarships
---Check guidelines for specific requirements of each additional scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://www.drury.edu/admission/apply-to-drury-university/

Evangel University, Springfield, MO

---Freshman Merit Scholarship $4000 - $9000 renewable based on ACT score and GPA
---Transfer Merit Scholarship $3000 - $7000 renewable based on GPA at time of transfer
https://www.evangel.edu/


Maryville University of St. Louis
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
https://www.maryville.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships/

Missouri Southern State University Scholarships

---Check website for various scholarships
---Deadlines vary
http://www.mssu.edu/student-affairs/financial-aid/scholarships/


Missouri State University

---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://www.missouristate.edu/FinancialAid/scholarships/


Missouri State University - West Plains
---$500 Achievement ----Scholarship offered to two Joplin High School Students
---A+ eligible Institution
--- Check specific requirements for each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://wp.missouristate.edu/finaid/

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T)

---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
https://futurestudents.mst.edu/costs/ftcscholarships/

Missouri Western State University
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
https://www.missouriwestern.edu/admissions/scholarships/


Morningside College - Sioux City, IA

Morningside College Financial Aid Information
---Financial Aid / Scholarship Information
---Deadlines Vary
https://www.morningside.edu/admissions/financial-aid/


Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Development Foundation
---Must be a graduating senior attending NEO in the fall of your graduating year
---Write a one-page essay about your educational and career goals and your personal achievements
---May go online for application or pick up application in JHS Counselors' Office
Deadline: Must be received by NEO by 4:00 p.m. on March 1, 2017
http://www.neo.edu/foundation/scholarships/

Pittsburg State University

---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://www.pittstate.edu/admission/information/financial-aid-and-scholarships.dot

University of Arkansas

---Check Specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://scholarships.uark.edu/

University of Central Oklahoma Scholarships

Non-Resident Scholarship Up to $2,000/1 year - Minimum 3.5 GPA/Minimum 23 ACT
Legacy Non-Resident Tuition Waiver - Receive IN-STATE tuition - Parent(s) or grandparent(s) must have graduated from UCO ---Minimum 3.0 GPA/Minimum 20 ACT
http://www.uco.edu/scholarships

University of Missouri
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://admissions.missouri.edu/costs-and-aid/scholarships.php

Westminster College - Fulton, MO
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://westminster-mo.edu/admissions/finaid/Types/Scholarships/default.html


Helpful Internet Scholarship Search Sites:


Guide to Finding Scholarships & Financial Resources For Hispanic Students
---Scholarship and Financial Aid information for Hispanic and Latino Students
---Deadlines Vary
http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-hispanic-students/


Free Scholarship Search - Fastweb
---Visit the website
---Create an account
---Search for thousands of scholarship opportunities
---Deadlines Vary
http://www.fastweb.com

Free Scholarship Search - Student Scholarships
---Visit the website
---Create an account
---Search for Scholarship Opportunities
---Deadlines Vary
http://www.studentscholarships.org 

Free Scholarship Search - Tuition Funding Sources
---Visit the website
---Create an account
---Get help finding individualized scholarships!
---Deadlines Vary
http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/
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